A Place of Danger: Alone and Adrift in Toronto Over Christmas Break.

Posted on January 11, 2006 

A Place of Danger: Alone and Adrift in Toronto Over Christmas Break.

John Francis
Pine Tree High School
Mr. Ignazio’s Class
Immersion Journalism, Third Period

By now you’ve probably heard how I spent my Christmas break. I know, when you spoke of the importance of immersion, you were not actually advocating I go to Canada. But I believe in what you said, and I believe in what I did, and, given the choice, I would do it again. This is my story.

Most of what I knew about Canada I’d read in the news. I read it was unsafe and getting worse. I read that the American occupation was a disaster and that we were turning our neighbors to the north into a breeding ground for anti-American sentiment. I read about insurgents roaming the streets and reporters unable or unwilling to leave the safety of their hotels in the heavily secured area of downtown Toronto. And the truth is that I wanted to see for myself how bad the situation was.

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