Welcome to Katie's Travel Blog. This is really Jenny-doesn't-get-to-travel blog where I (mom) keep track of Katie's adventures so I can have some vicarious enjoyment! Here's a look at what one globally-aware kid from little Santa Cruz, California gets to do these days if her mom's willing to keep working!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

P2P Day 7: Road to Peace Leads to Belfast, Ireland

The leaders started posting a lot more photos since they arrived in Belfast. I'm guessing the big city has Internet.

It's been fun to see photos from the last few days.

There are pics of puppies from the sheepdog training place, and photos from the sheep shearing, from (what I think is Stirling Castle) and also a great group shot with Nessie in the background.

Despite having Internet, I didn't hear from my kid today.

I'm guessing there was plenty of fun happening at the hotel because she was on social media (I saw her liking posts on Instagram) but no messages for me. Well, one. She sent this note to her friends who commented back and eventually passed it along to me. Her friend Louis, who supports a football club in Doncaster, loved the pic.

She also sent some silly pics of her as a ginger (Katie loves gingers) and with her new P2P friends. I love the candid shots; you can see them below.

They went to Parliament (in Ireland) today and learned how government works. Tomorrow there will be some physical adventure. Should get some great photos then.

From the People to People Itinerary
This morning, make your way to the ferry port where your ferry will take you across the Irish Sea to Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Road to Peace

Discover the capital city of Belfast with your professional Blue Badge Guide. Learn how the city suffered during the period known as 'TheTroubles' but has latterly undergone a period of calmness and economic growth. See the dry dock at the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the infamous ocean line Titanic was built.

The Road to Peace. Learn the history of The Troubles in Northern Ireland - why they started, the effect they had on the people of Northern Ireland and how this has changed for the better since the signing of the Good FridayAgreement. You will also have the opportunity to meet with locals and discuss how this period influenced their childhoods.

The Road to Peace
The Titanic Museum

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