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... to get to the hotel. Apparently I viewed a whole section of the city that was not planned...I guess good exercise to help recover from my frustration. I then was able to find a laundromat as all my clothes, especially the biking clothes were in a need of a washing. I first went with one bag to figure out the process, it was about a 6 block walk and I was surprised by the "characters" on the street - young and loud. On the second trip, right outside the laundromat there were a ...
... 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.
... before we go, because apparently if you don't try noses, then you haven't really been to Gent! We walked up to what Karina told us was the best Belgian fries in Gent, where we chatted with Filip, the old man working there while he made us some delicious chips with amazing samurai sauce, and 'special' sauce, which was a mixture of mayonnaise, chili ketchup and chopped onions. It was very very good! When we finished there, we went down to a pub which was in an old kind of ...
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 ...