Category Group Activities

“Well I think it’s worth it.”

Hello readers, This story comes from last Tuesday, which means that I am only a week behind in posting about my adventures. =) There is some value in writing about things in retrospect though, don’t you think? I feel like it gives me more time to digest it and to look at it with a […]

Family Fun Day

The Sunday after our Derry trip, we attended Family Fun Day in Lisburn. Two of our group is working with the organization that hosts it every year, so we all decided to attend to support them. It was yet another early day. Though we had planned to cab to the train station and go from […]

“This can only be Derry.”

Greetings, my readers! Once again, I must apologize for my inexcusable absence over the past five days. My work schedule has been alternating between 9-5 and 1-9, and it is really messing with me. The internet has also been awful because a large group of Americans have been staying next door and are stealing away […]

Those chips!

Hello readers, You must be wondering at my infrequent posting. I am quite sorry about that and will try to catch up. It has been quite busy with lots of things going on and work is as always very busy, so I am usually faded away by the time I get back to the hostel. […]

Omagh, County Tyrone

Last Monday, we went to Omagh via bus early in the morning. It as the first rainy day we had, and boy was it raining hard! I was really starting to worry about whether my jacket was waterproof enough for the slanted, windy rain. However, we did successfully arrive at the Ulster American Folk Park, which is […]

“And they blew his head off!”

Hello my readers! I hope that you have been doing well. I was without computer access for the last couple days since I was in Londonderry, so please forgive my inactivity. Last Sunday, the group went on a tour up and down the Shankill road. We started off following a republican tour-guide, who started out […]

To the Top!

Hello adventurous readers, It is time to tell you about our journey to the top of Cavehill! A few days ago (on the 25th of May, a Saturday), we woke up early and took a bus to City Hall. We went to look around the market in front of city hall, but were soon kicked […]

“Many First Friday”!

Hello my wonderful readers, If you’ve made it this far then you must be very persistent, reading the large amount of texts I post. There is just so, so much to say, and I’m not sure that I can even put all my experiences down in text. Thanks for following along, and I hope you […]

The arrival, the tour.

Yesterday, (5/21) I arrived at Belfast and we were bused to the Belfast bus station, from where we taxi-ed to the place we were staying at. We hired an entire cab for our suitcases. The hotel is small, but it has a nice, homey atmosphere. We were told that it was really more like a […]

Flight to Belfast.

Hello readers, Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you are here with me, and I hope that you will follow my adventures around Belfast this summer. I am here for 8 weeks, and will be working with a community-based women’s center in west Belfast. Two days ago, I arrived at the airport in […]