Our last day in paradise was a roller coaster of emotions for many. Although the majority of the students would have preferred to stay and enjoy the sunshine a little longer, we were all excited to get back home to our family, and friends. Some of us wanted to stay so badly they “misplaced” their passport. After an extensive search of the room and bags, it was found at the bottom of a suitcase just 15 minutes before the shuttle bus arrived at the hotel to bring us to the airport. Natalya and Linda stayed very calm throughout the whole ordeal and, within minutes of learning of the missing passport, had made plans with the embassy and Natalya’s family to insure the students would have safe ride to Kingston where the embassy was located. This was a learning experience for all the students; always make sure you know where your passport is throughout the duration of your stay.
Finally, we arrived at the Toronto airport around 8pm, and after an hour in the airport, began our drive back to North Bay. Our trip may have come to an end but the experiences we had will stay with us for years to come.