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Catherine was off to an early breakfast session at her conference. While I'm enjoying not doing a lot! Slept in, waited for the rain to ease. Then waited for Glynis' mum to come & check a problem in the bathroom! Went out at the crack of 1pm!
Day continued wet on & off, but still out walking. Very pretty, lots of bars!
There's 250,000 in Ghent & a quarter of them are students, so lots of night life. But apparrently not ...
Took us three trains to get to Ghent from Berlin yesterday. ( yes we got the right trains and the right stops!) It's a bit more laid back and a lot less touristy than Bruge. We are staying in the attic apartment of a family with a baby and 4 year old boy, and a golden retriever! Conveniently it is very close to the train station and a lovely 20 minute walk, next to the canal, to the old part of the city. The trams are easy, either to the town one way or back to the station the other ...
... gothic Cathedral contains several art treasures including the baroque high alter, rococo pulpit, a Rubens and tombs of Ghent bishops. The most famous masterpiece is the Ghent Altarpiece (the medieval painting Adoration of the Mystic Lamb) commenced by Hubert van Eyck and completed by his brother Jan in 1432. Only the front panels were on display as the back are currently under restoration.
I walked ...
... everything we went back home and started to cook. Or at least Karina started to cook, and Darren and I were her slushies! After a bit, Karina's friend Annaleen came over to share dinner with us. We finished cooking and all had an absolutely amazing dinner together! We had a delicious starter of breads with the best herb butter ever, and a pesto made from carrot leaves! It was delicious! Then the main dish came, which was a giant plate ...
... hot milk, and we also ordered a waffle that came with maple syrup. We found a canal and sat on yet another park bench and had our beautiful hot chocolate and waffles.
It was just gorgeous. Just around the corner was a street market that apparently has been in Brugge for hundreds of years. It was right next to a canal as well. It had lots of antiques and old wares and I bought two rings that were quite unique.
We made our way back to the square ...