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Travel Blogs from Ghent
... ceremony with his work that night, and at 6:30 the program said 'surprise' at the pavilion, which is open for anyone so we headed down there together. On the way, Steve called Maria Grazia, because she wanted to talk to us if we met up! So nice! They're such a great family! I would definitely adopt them as my Belgian family! So we got to the pavilion, where it seemed we were just in time, as a line of guys wearing white singlets (in this weather! They must be freezing!) walked ...
... and it had runny purple liquid inside. They were very sweet but so good.
After we had seen everything (which didn't really take anymore than a few hours) we hobbled back to the station which was a very very slow hobble as my feet at this stage were killing me. Due to the extreme coldness I was forced to wear my boots the whole time and what I later found out was that my toenail had been pinching my other toe and was basically stabbing me all day. ...
Once again, I'm completely slacking in
keeping my blog up to date. I'm currently on the train to Koln where
I will meet the son of the couple my parents lived with in Germany 25
years ago. Did you catch that train of thought? From there, we will
drive to Crailsheim, Germany where I will visit my parents' old host
family for the weekend. I have about an hour to organize my thoughts
about the whirlwind that was the last two ...
... century. We stopped off for a hot drink and were amazed to discover that it was once used as a refuge for sufferers of leporsy.
Fact: The local vegetarian organisation has succeeded in making schools and city serviced meat free on Thursdays. Evidently Ghent has the highest number of veggie restaurants per person than in any other city in Europe.
After a late lunch of Belgiums favourite: frites! ...
... roadblock with tons of people were in my way. That roadblock was Customs! I was confused at first since everything is in French but after an hour of waiting in the "Other" line, not to be confused with "EU" line I got through. Things could only get better I thought than that tricky Customs line when I realized I needed to get to my hostel in the City Centre not to be confused with a downtown area like in the States. Somehow I needed to buy a train ticket ...