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Travel Blogs from Ghent
Woke up and had breakfast about 9 (cereal, toast, scrambled eggs and orange juice), then got ready and decided to go to Ghent for the day as it looked good on a map we got given, so went to the supermarket and picked up food for lunch and tea, then walked to the station and got the train at 12:18, and got to Ghent at 1ish. Walked 5 minutes from the station to a ...
... hospitality, trusting people in times that people trust their cellphone instead of people.
Iīve read this wonderful article in "Fluter" a German magazine from the institute of politics. Itīs about education of the heart. Which means that education is not only about knowledge of algebra, a language, logical thinking. Having empathy, having a sense of justice, understanding each other is also knowledge. Knowledge that ...
... is big in Belgium and will get you train tickets from a machine and cash from cash machines. Mister Foreigner like me has to take a hike to another cash machine or queue up at the kiosk to buy his train ticket.
I've decided Gent is a dangerous place out on the streets. Due to vehicles. And cars seem to be the most timid ones.
Number one on the danger list is trams because a) they glide along and you can’t hear ...
... thinking if we get as far as Zeebrugge without one, they might fine us, but on the other hand we could easily get away with it. It is our conscience that is not letting us. Isi meanwhile did the usual tidy and clean up. It is amazing how much debris we have on our decks from the horse chestnut trees that we are moored under. It is the old blossom that has fallen off together with a few leaves. So far we have managed to avoid any entanglements ...
... and then headed to the most unimpressive statue given the largest attention in the world. Yes folks we went to see the small boy peeing into a trough – the Manneken Pis. There are mixed legends concerning why he is so important but he is driving a large amount of tourists Euros expenditure him in all sorts of souvenirs that were being bought up around him.
After a lunch stop we still had some cycling time left in us so we headed to St ...
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