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... nice and cosy 4 seater where we can rest again.
We leave the luggage in the hostel and go out for a walk to explore the beautiful city center of Ghent before heading for a nice lunch. Afterwards we book 2 seats on a boat that will drive through the cannals from 18-18.45 so that we can enjoy the light festival from the canal perspective :-)
It is a cold nevertheless sunny day and ...
... top of the hour is also the longest and most intricate and lucky for us it was the 10 o'clock song.
Next we walked to the train station and took a train for a day trip into Ghent. Rick Steves recommended taking a tram from the train station to the center of town because the area between the two isn't all that interesting but we decided to walk the mile and a half. Once we made it to the center of town we started our tour book self-guided city ...
... was abandoned. The castle decayed into ruins as locals began using bricks from it to build other houses. Towards the end of the 19th century there were plans to demolish what remained. In 1885 the city of Ghent and began a long renovation project. Today it is a walk through museum with examples of execution devices including swords used for beheading and a guillotine. There are also many ...
... at Nam Jai Thai Fusion Restaurant in Ghent last week. We had a lovely meal accompanied by a Singha beer.
Seeing that we haven't booked any hotels yet (apart from one in Bangkok), I've made a provisional itinerary.
- Bangkok: 4 days (3 days at the beginning and 1 day at the end of our trip)
- Khao Yai: 2 days (jungle ...
Aiden and Caleb both agreed that the best castle we saw in Europe was the castle in Ghent. It was pretty impressive and inside were rooms of weapons and torture instruments, which I'm sure swayed their opinion! Jim had the pleasure of being called on to participate in a street performance and one of the most interesting finds in Ghent were the portable urinals, which I think they should employ for the Stampede back ...