I took the most awesome ship over from Belfast to an outskirt city of Glasgow by a bus from Hanna coach liners and drove us on to a a ship from Stenna freight lines and stayed with us, driving us all the way to the center of Glasgow which was roughly 3 hours away from the pier where we docked, the whole way. The Stenna lines was such a nice ship with roughly 4 different levels with many different things to do. They had Playstation's, a cinema room, a coffee shop, a cafeteria, a bar, outside decks, a sauna/massage room, and a gift shop among a few other things. I felt like such a high roller going on that 2.5 hour ship ride.
I arrived to this new city in a new country of Scotland by myself, where I was mildly scared because everyone was telling me how dirty and "rough" Glasgow was going to be, but in the end, had no real reason to be scared, as it normally goes.
As I got to the bus station, I start to make the one mile trek down towards the city center to my hostel where I would only be staying for two nights. That first night I check in to my 8 bed dorm room and noticed that I only had one other person in there. Another guy, whose name was Shamus, arrived roughly 10 minutes after I did. Shamus was from Massachusetts and was the same age as me. He worked as a banker for 3 years before deciding that that was not what he wanted to do for the rest of his life so he quit to try to find out what he wanted to do with his life and travel a little. We ended up going out to McDonald's to grab some food and I was so impressed with the burger that I got! It was honestly the best McDonald's burger that I had ever had.
After that bomb ass burger, we headed out to a bier place called "Bier Hall" where It was sort of a hole in the wall that went downstairs to a nice little bar. I talked with the bartender a little bit for some other beer recommendations. I had a pint of good old Lagunitas first, and second I had a bottle of Chimay Red.