Travel Blogs from Ballymena
... who was staying with them as he had recently broken his leg in a segway accident. A lesson here is if you're going to see how fast a segway can go with you and your girlfriend on it, first don't crash and two break the fall with your girlfriend, not the other way around. His girlfriend came out of the accident without a scratch. It was a quick visit as we had many more stops planned for the day. We said our hello's and goodbye's and within a half an ...
... food with her and another person she had met online on a couchsurfing website. I thought why not? Travelling is all about meeting new people right?
We headed off to Belfast City Hall to meet her friend. City Hall was such a huge building and had these funny sculptures out front of it on display that looked like Asian Soldiers not sure what they were about but we thought it would make a good picture haha It makes me laugh how the locals ...
... made all of their own lollies and while we missed out on doing a tour the nice man who owned it (willy wonka's cousin) showed us through the shop anyway! We saw huge tables covered in honeycomb rising and a lolly cutting machine. We even got to see the chocolate mixing machine which looked very similar to a water fall and water wheel type device.. Omg real willy wonka! After this I cruised back for my awesomely cheap haircut. However I walked out paying £45 which is ...
... br> Back on to the bus and down through the Irish countryside. I have decided that most of the world's population of sheep are in Northern Ireland. I was totally taken aback by the number. It a beautiful ride home that kept me enthrawled with beautiful sites out the windows. This was what I imagined Ireland to be.
... then out to the dry docks of where Titanic was built, which was fascinating itself - it truly was massive! We took a walk around the museum and the area to get an insight but didn't end up doing the tour of the pumphouse which many do.
A quick visit to the Botanic Gardens and the Ulster Museum capped off a pretty busy day, with time the free Museum is worth a look on a rainy day with many things to see ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed