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Travel Blogs from Ghent
... 30 hrs or so (minus a few napping hours on the second plane ride).
We get on the train and arrive in Bruge in about an hour. We found a taxi easily enough and he took us to the Hotel de Notre Dame. We're looking at the door and realize there is no one inside and the door is locked. We stop the taxi driver and say there's no way to get in and he assures us there is a bell and drives off. There was no bell. We see there are 3 ...
We took a flight from Berlin to Brussels in the early morning, and took a train to Brugges afterwards. Unfortunately, the weather was not so nice, it was raining most of the time. However, we got a chance to take a canal boat tour, which stops while raining.
Brugges is a nice city with friendly people speaking English, French and Dutch. Most of tourists are visiting this city for a ...
... our food and sat and had a chat with him while we ate. He told us about the Gentse Feesten, which is a yearly festival in town which is apparently the best thing ever. It was hard to hear as at the start of our trip we were planning to be here for it, but ended up skipping it to spend more time in Amsterdam! After we ate, we said goodbye to him, then headed back to Karina's where I chilled out trying to catch up on a bit of my blog while Darren played some guitar for a while, then we went to ...
... quarried yellow sandstone. Ghent also had a canal running part way around it, but it was much wider so didn’t have quite as many "cute" views as Bruges.
After our fries stop we headed off on our walking tour that was in our guidebook. We enjoyed the views in all directions from St. Michael’s bridge and then set off to view the three towers in Ghent. Two are a part of the churches and one was the bell tower. We visited the ...
... eat my dinner. I expected the language barrier to be tough, but I
was not prepared for just how hard it actually was. We were told by
Arteveldehogschool that the language would be absolutely no problem.
But they were absolutely wrong. I didn't see a single English
speaking client all day. I thought for sure, it was going to be a
very long and hard three months. The very little Dutch I know was
only useful to introduce myself to ...