Paris to CDG & Easyjet to Belfast Int. Thursday, Sep 23 2010 

Today’s challenge for bruce began with farewelling Martine in the centre of Paris & driving the Peugeot as fast as everyone else towards Charles de Gaulle terminal 2 for the flight to Belfast.
Now this task is just a tad different to a Sumner to Christchurch run….allow for french drivers who appear to think that they are the only ones on the road…allow for the odd red light stuck at a busy intersection….add the odd periferique interchange where too many roads squeeze into one…..all with no lanes…allow for diversions with the signpost pointing exactly opposite to where you should go….apart from that…its just a Sunday drive; -))
I can understand why some gps owners download John Cleese….to give them moral support as they tackle Parisian traffic.
But Belfast is calling….I can hear Irish voices among the Arabs in the departure lounge….not that they’re heading to Ireland I have summised. Sofar the EasyJet experience is trouble free especially for this solo traveller with no baggage.

Belfast Tuesday, Aug 24 2010 

Postings under this category will commence on or about the 22nd Sept 2010, from Belfast/Northern Ireland.

The primary reason for this visit is to gather a little more information about my Irish ancestors ( Sands & Kernohans) who emigrated out to New Zealand in the late 1800’s,  leaving behind family & friends,  and settled not far from Pareora, South Canterbury. I will be visiting Ballymena, Cullybackey, Ahoghill & Carrickfergus.