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Jumana

Location:

Gatineau, QC
Hometown: Ottawa

Member since:

June 1, 2012

What is your home country and how long have you been in Otttawa?

I come from Yemen, the Arabia Felix and the land of Queen of Sheba :) I moved to Ottawa 2 years ago and joined my husband. I love it here especially in the summer.. I had a very tough winter, I have never been so cold in my life! Canada is a beautiful country with breathtaking nature.. I admire the nature and how people are connected to it.. with many outdoor activities and strong communities.. I have only seen warmth and kindness from Canadians which made the transition so much easier for me.. So thank you Canada!

Are you a published author, professor, clergyman or scholar?

No answer yet

Do you have an interesting life story or experience that will help us better understand the culture you are coming from?

I got married during the peak of the Yemeni revolution in June 2011! It was a crazy time for me and my husband but we managed to escape all the chaos after the wedding and had a wonderful honeymoon in Thailand.. My advice, do not get married during a revolution that aims to overthrow the president! I'm really happy with post-revolution Yemen.. I think Yemen is going to see a better future and an end to corruption.. it takes time of course, so we have to be patient and positive ;)

Are you a Canadian that has traveled or lived abroad with intersting stories or cultural insights to help us better understand the world?

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Introduction

Hi I am new in Ottawa and I'm happy to be part of this group :)


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