That is an easy question. The people are super friendly, it is a bit like everyone know each other. Everyone is talking together like old friends would do, the nature is amazing every where you go and everyone can sing. We stayed with family and that just made the experience even better. We went on road trips and learned a lot about the areas and the country.
This time I was traveling with 3 friends, one of them had family there. We where there for a long weekend but I am looking forward going back to explore much more of this beautiful country.
The first Road trip led us to the Antrim Coast. Wild nature, old ruins, unique nature formations and whisky.
Giant’s Causeway – Also known as the 8 wonder of the world. It is a breathtaking sight, with hexagonal pillars, which dates back to a volcanic age almost 60 million years ago. I like the saying – It is made for Giants, because they hate to get wet feet.
Dunluce castle – Medieval castle on the Cost, we arrived after closing hour so we could not get in, just enjoy the view from outside.
The Dark Hedges – Just wow! On of the film locations for Game of Thrones. I am a big fan so it was magical.
Old Bushmills Distillery – If you like Whisky then go for a tour and a taste at the distillery.
Ballintoy Beach – Another Game of Thrones place on the coast, cozy harbour with a few caves and a dark beach.
The 2 Road trip led us to the Republic of Ireland. We crossed the border and now the signs that tells you the allowed speed is in KM and not in Miles.
Glenveagh National Park – Amazing! Beautiful gardens, scenic views a castle with a cafe, where you can share your cake with the many birds flying around you in the garden. There is a lot of nature tracks in the area.
The last stop on the tour was Poison Glen, it is not often that 4 people are completely quit at the same time. The air was so fresh there and it was dead quiet.
We stayed in Derry and of course we had to explore the City a bit to, We went to the famous Derry Girls wall painting, went for a walk on the Wall and no trip to Ireland without a visit at a real Pub.
A huge thanks to the Campbell´s for taking us in and making our stay absolutely wonderful. I have to go back and explore more Northern Ireland, next time with more time.