The past few days were filled with a lot of goodbyes but also lots of fun stuff. I had a big to do list and I managed to get everything done (excpet exchanging all my coins for dollar bills because the machine was broken). Last Wednesday I met my langauge tandem buddy Viviane for the last time. We met almost every week since September to talk German and French together. On Thursday we had a few drinks at my friends' place where I was staying and a few more goodbyes followed. Same on Friday. Friday evening we went to an international dance event at city hall which was part of the Winterlude Snow Festival in Ottawa. On Saturday I finally went Ice skating on the Rideau Canal with Xela. It was really nice but our feet were dying after almost two hours on the ice. In the evening I enjoyed the incredible Ottawa night life for the last time (including yet more goodbyes). Today Xela and I went to get my last Beavertail at the market and walked through the Winterlude area again to take some pictures of the ice sculptures. Later we got together again at Natacha's place (where I've been staying this weekend) and hung out a bit for the last time. Then it was time to say goodbye to my lovely former roomie Xela :(
The final packing session started afterwards and now I'm all ready to go. It's so weird that I won't be in Ottawa anymore in a few hours and probably won't come back in a long time but I'm really thankful that I was able to make this experience and I can't wait to travel again to meet all these amazing people again somewhere in this world!!
Goodbye Ottawa, it's been a pleasure and I will miss my life here a lot!! :)
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I just checked for the status of our flight and BÄÄÄM! WOOHOO! That's gonna be fun tomorrow......