Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Canada: A Dangerous Destination!

I read an interesting article by the Canadian Press last week regarding a travel advisory by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that listed Canada as a risky destination for Aussie travellers. Amongst the reasons listed were the risk of terrorist attacks, possible earthquakes, spontaneous forest fires, and the oh-so-common risk of avalanches and tsunamis!

I always thought Australians to be a brave and hearty bunch, especially considering that they come from a country whose fauna includes the ten most venomous snake species in the world!

Oh, and by the way, here are some of the countries deemed safer than Canada: Belarus, Croatia, Guam, and South Korea.

What really bothered me is that now, on top of dodging absent-minded cagers while riding, I also have to look out for terrorists, forest fires, avalanches and tsunamis.


Giest said...

The only thing I can do is shake my head. That's ludicrous...

Doug K. said...

Wow, I never knew Canada was so dangerous! I'll stay down here just north of the Mexican border where we only have poisonous lizards, poisonous snakes, drug smugglers, and illegal aliens.


Lucky said...

Yeah - I was surprised to learn just how dangerous it is to actually live here!

Oh well, I've got to go to work. Better put on my bullet-proof vest and grab my avalanche rescue kit.