Travel Blogs from Ghent
... them, ”Wait,” I grabbed Dan’s sleeve to slow him down. Remember we are supposed to make eye contact with the bartender before just sitting down.” We both turned our heads to behind the bar where a heavy set middle aged woman with short hair and a friendly but down to business face was handing a beer to another customer. Sensing our look she turned her head and nodded her assent for us to sit. Whew ...
... in for most of the time....Good for him and good for us. : )
The next day we being my family and I along with my mother and Tante Kik (Great Aunt) met her for tea time.
The Apartment and its Neighborhood:
For this visit we used Air Bn'B to find an apartment in the northern part of Ghent. The apartment we found was located along the river, near the harbor. It was in a neighborhood with a ...
... shopping!) We filled up a bag of lollies each from the shop, then walked down through a square, where there was a guy with a stall selling local lollies! Damn! We had a chat with him about what they were. They were purple cone-shaped jelly lollies, filled with some sort of gel-ish liquidy goodness. They were called noses, or cuberdons and they looked delicious, but we didn't buy any as we already had a bag full of lollies, and the guy was a bit of a dick. But we will have to ...
After we finished our walking tour, we headed to the nearby coffee shop which had been recommended on the map. We ordered both of the suggestions, a cappuccino to share which came with whipped cream on it and a waffle each. These were the Brussels style waffles which were lighter and fluffier and served hot off the waffle iron as opposed to the Liège style which were sweeter and denser and were usually just reheated. We decided that we liked ...
... which of course we were strictly told not to be
late for. Thankfully, the doctor understood how easy it could be to
make this mistake as foreigners and squeezed us into the schedule
anyway. With the stressful morning over with, the three of us grabbed
a quick lunch at a sandwich shop and hopped the train to Bruges to
help Joan find her way through the city to her fieldwork site. Joan
will be spending the next 3 months at ...