Friday, March 18, 2011

Very Big

It just struck me the other day, while looking at this satellite picture, how big Canada is and how wrong I am if I say that I saw Canada; clearly there are parts of Canada that are so distant that I will obviously not see in this trip and might never see in my whole life.
Some of the Canadians who study with me are from British Columbia or Alberta, both are in the far west of Canada. It seems incomprehensible, but in order to attend Carleton University they had to take a five-hour flight to Ottawa! And, just in order to put the flesh on the bones, it's as far as England or France are from Tel-Aviv. Doesn't that make them as much international students as I am?         

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