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Travel Blogs from Ghent
Made an early start after a delicious breakfast. Went and parked the car outside the old town as the day before. Today was a special day and the town was blocked off to cars. Thought it would be nice and relaxing not having to worry about crossing roads but did not count on the million and a half push bikes! Nearly got bowled over numerous times. Today was a special day, don't really know what was being celebrated but it was awesome. The sun ...
... since they were paid for anyway. Booked for 3 nights too so had a free stay :) thought it might be a good idea not to bother Lisa too much. So that was it. Tour over. Really glad I did it. Met some awesome people that I will keep in contact with but still wish I had started it from the beginning so that I got to know everyone a lot easier. Now it was time to enjoy London for a bit before Oktoberfest and then it's karate in Canada, Russia and ...
... features. I think the bus hindered our ability to stay engaged the whole time but I also realize that walking wouldn't have allowed us to get the full effect of the port. Compared to those ports I have seen in the States, the Port of Antwerp was extremely impressive in size, production, and capacity.
After the site visit the BD employees and our group explored the city of Ghent where our hotel was located. Almost immediately I felt a completely different vibe from that of ...
... with me.
Monday, August 20th started
with a meeting with Filip, our Belgian fieldwork coordinator. After
months of correspondence via email, it was really nice to finally put
a face with the name. Filip is an incredibly sweet man, whose
typically European round classes and soft spoken nature only make
you like him even more. For the better half of Monday, Filip gave us
a tour of Arteveldehogschool college campus, ...
... me feel welcome and showed me around, but they helped me bring a lovely end to the Solopalooza part of the Grand Europalooza...aaawwww, it's over...but from here on it's friends and family time, yey :)
so much planning, so much to do and see, so many planes and trains to miss - and i managed them all...go me!
i'm meeting my aussie-chicks in athens tomorrow where we will play tourist, then we're off to 2 ...