This just a small note to specify and inform the few readers who were awaiting updates of the humanitarian mission that wife and I were supposed to be part of in Peru:
We were denied entry to Peru because of our Lebanese Passports.
Despite the Organization’s credentials and letters, the two Lebanese members had to turn back while the rest of the mission went on. With teary eyes, we bid our friends farewell and wished them the best of luck as we were put back on the next plane to Montreal, via Mexico.
After about a year of planning, hard work, and a lot of financial investment in equipments, we were turned back just like that, just because we were born in a certain country. It became evident to me that before the Lebanese help others, they have to help themselves, and I will apply for my Canadian citizenship as soon as I get back. I actually should have done that a long while ago.
However upon our arrival to Mexico, we decided to make the best out of this entire ordeal, and stay for a few days in Mexico City, and Acapulco.
And this is where we will be for the next few days before our trip back home to Montreal.