Hello my readers! Last Wednesday was a very special day. It was the day of our planned Carrickfergus day trip! My partner and I went in for a little bit of work in the morning. An hour or two later, our boss drove us to a nearby community center, one of the partners the center […]

Hello readers! I haven’t said much about work so far because I have only been in work for a few days. I am in charge of a research project, but it hasn’t launched yet so there hasn’t been much going on in that department yet. Last Tuesday I got a little taste of what being […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hello readers, Sorry for the lack of activities in the past few days, it seems that my jetlag did get the best of me for a bit. There are two “barnga” moments that I must share with you. During DukeEngage Academy, which is the training/orientation session for all DE participants, there was one workshop in […]

Hello my readers! Some peculiar things have happened since we arrived in Belfast. Two evenings ago, we ate at Falite and all walked back to the hostel together. Our supervisors left us at an intersection not too far from the restaurant, but we successfully made our way back, though not without some strange encounters. As […]

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 […]

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 […]