More Than Culture Shock!

Today’s predicted high temperature in Damascus, according to the BBC is 18 degrees Celsius.

Today’s predicted high in Ottawa is -22 degrees Celsius. With the wind chill it will feel like -36.

We have hundreds of newcomers in Ottawa, refugees escaping the fighting in Syria. Everything here is new to them, the language, the food, the customs and the weather. Especially the weather. I suspect that today they think they have died and this is Hell.

Welcome to Canada.

 

(Update: at 7 a.m. today the temperature outdoors was -29 in Ottawa, with a wind chill making it feel like -45.)

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One comment

  1. Brad Darbyson · · Reply

    “I suspect that today they think they have died and this is Hell.”

    Borrowing from our earlier discussion, Trump proposes that a collaborative force defend a swatch of Syrian land for the migrants. The Arab League should be billed for this upgraded migrant camp with acquiescence of the UN.

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