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The first thing we noticed as we sailed into France was that Calais has a stunning beach! Never knew that before. Were surprised to see it deserted until we remembered it was 11am on Monday in March. We stopped to refuel and get the obligatory baguette, cheese and ham for lunch, then made our way to Poperinge. Beautiful architecture, clean, tidy and well cared-for, we loved our little tour of Poperinge. First stop was in Oostende, which was insanely windy - we could actually get ...
... has many old paintings and books, including a parchment from the 1400s! It's famous for The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck, which is a polyptych considered to be one of Europe's most remarkable paintings. It also has a Rubens, copper candlesticks from England (with the Tudor rose and Henry VIII's coat of arms), a cross and candlesticks donated by Napoleons and numerous other works of art.
... in Ghent I found that the town centre was a bit of a walk. I tried to read the tram schedule but couldn't understand a thing, so I adopted the Haynes theory and jumped on a tram that was heading in the general direction. I felt a bit guilty as I didn't have a ticket so I spent half the trip praying there were no Belgian Met Police and the other half looking for street signs telling me I was going the right way (I didn't have a map so I'd taken a photo of the map at the train ...
... much count on two hands for the whole year.
The first walk was with my mother and the two kids. The second time just Juan and I walked from our apartment into the center of Ghent before meeting my mother and the kids by the train station. Its a fun city to walk around in as there are many cathedrals and a castle that line the canals not to mention the countless cafes that offer a well deserved treat after a day of walking.
... 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 ...