Au Contraire

Monterreystraat 40, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Ghent

Ye old Donjon in the Land of the Soft 'G'

A travel blog entry by eaglesflight


... that was used for capital punishment until the 1860's and looked upon the tools of the trade of the local executioner who also inflicted corporal punishment such as removing a hand from a thief by way of an axe (known as 'een beul').

On the way out of the city we enjoyed an ice-cream. Speculoos ice-cream!!! Yes just like the dutch Speculaas only spelled differently.

We Love Our Belgium Chocolates

A travel blog entry by marty387


... also had a bar in the back. VBT was able to collect some interesting video footage, but I'm not sure how much they will be able to use. It was a rowdy crowd to say the least and we wondered if the police gave Breathalyzer tests for bike riders? The final 4 miles it poured as we road our bikes to meet the barge at the docks. After drying off, it was time for lunch before we were transferred by small boat to Ghent (Gent).Our trip into ...

Crashing dorm rooms

A travel blog entry by matt_l

... a friend of Lynn’s. This consisted of more Big Bang Theory, but with drinking. We then migrated to Lisa’s dorm (Lynn’s friend), for more Big Bang Theory, and a whole bottle of some cactus flavored spirit and Red Bull. After a couple of hours here, Lynn and I headed back to Joke’s. Yes sleep was needed, because I had an interesting day coming up, I was going to class with Lynn…I know, strange, but shall be ...

De Draecke Hostel, 8pm

A travel blog entry by jeremyhill


... shower for doing feet with, down at ankle level.

Taking photos of churches and other buildings in Gent, and the botanic gardens. Going to the station to check train times. Lots of walking. And tram rides. And indeed sitting down, eating and drinking, and reading Huckleberry Finn. And buying Belgian chocolate to take home.

And, strangely, trying to track down a cash-machine that could take international cards. ...

Delicious beer makes rain ok

A travel blog entry by dnetraveleurope


... with cow skin, making its height even more impressive. The cobblestone roads and the crazy-old buildings made life great, to say the least. There was actually a brief period of sun, so we ate dinner on the square as I had convinced David that he needed to try Moules Frites (mussels and fries). We splurged for the first time, and boy was it worth it. David got about 75 mussels and I got rabbit prepared the Flemish way (we both had some Leffe beer, of course).


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