Ireland - England 2012

Northern Ireland

Today started out waking up at 5:45am to catch the coach at 6:30am – this normally would be near impossible but I was still adjusting to the time difference (-10 hours) so it wasn’t too bad.  For breakfast, I had some cookies and ran out the door.

We traveled on a full sized bus about 3/4 full to Belfast.  There were a lot of people from USA and other parts of Europe.  These days, there is a sense of unity between the Irelands and no longer any border crossings.  The queen visited Dublin in the early 2000s to a receptive crowd.  The only difference, the driver said, was that signs would go from kilometres to miles.

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