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... some struggle got help from a lady who basically said that given the late hour on a Sat night, our best bet was to stay way out of town.
-we didn't have any great options and were a little bummed then L came up with the brilliant idea that we would just stay parked in town and tour and have dinner and then drive to our hotel. Brilliant and exactly what we ...
The walking begins early in the morning and the place looks like a ghost town. We arrive at Sint Baafskathedraal as it opens and look at the painting and detail inside. Stopping for a coffee break I ask what a Flemish coffee is - coffee with jeneever - a stronger version of gin. I wimped out and asked for a cappucino.
In Belgium many people have dogs such as huskys, French bulldogs and other ...
... before she left, then finished our drinks before heading out. Darren got some photos with a couple of Norwegian style trolls that were in the window of the pub then we all headed down to Daren's car. We got in and Daren drove us back to Karina's, (although looking back, he probably shouldn't have...) then as we were getting near her street there was a girl walking on the street so Darren beeped Daren's horn. Then she turned into the street we were about to drive down. Awkward. ...
... to see the flea market but it was gone, probably because it was snowing so that was sad too. I wanted to get one of the fancy beer glasses to take home as a souvenir. Despite these disappointments it was still a great day. The city was beautiful, huge churches, towers and castles everywhere!
We stopped to get food but I wasn't hungry. I've never on the same page as the group, when I want to ...
... is a huge museum all about Antwerp. It stands out as a giant brownish red rectangle on its end. My favourite part of this was the observation deck, from which, you can see most of Antwerp. It was incredibly cold that day so we didn’t last long but there was time to get some cool photos.
Later we wondered the city and walked down a very cool street full of antique stores and cafes and ended up at a tiny little park where we spent ages just sitting.
Other places to stay in Ghent
Oude Houtlei 110, Ghent | 3 star hotelfrom $257