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Destination

September 11, 2009

Made it to Belfast!  Not sure what time my body thinks it is.  I started in Austin on the 10th leaving late morning.  I couldn’t keep my eyes open.  Then I was quite the insomniac from Newark to London.  It gave me a chance to read a good portion of “Belfast Diary” a journalist’s account of the Troubles.  I feel more oriented with both the history and geography of the area.  At Heathrow I had to make a mad marathon to recheck my bag for Aer Lingus.  I was hiking with all my stuff on me going through customs and immigration, then back through to security.  The gate was in a far corner of a hallway that would be cut by sliding glass doors that were locked.  I made it in time, bought a cup of coffee, then was told I couldn’t bring it on the plane.  I slept most of that flight too, but had a window seat/birds eye view of the island.  It’s beautiful.  There was another success of my route, even with the stressful airport experience.  Instead of taking a cab I found a bus for seven pounds that dropped me off a block from the orientation hotel.  IFSA-Butler reps were right there when I walked in, and within a few minutes I was cleaning up, resting, and getting acquainted with my roommate.

More soon.

~Lauren

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One Response to “Destination”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Lauren,
    I am so glad you have this blog! I’m going to be studying abroad with IFSA Butler at Queen’s next semester. I’m excited to hear more about your experience!

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