Au Contraire

Monterreystraat 40, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ghent

Ghent, Wish We had More Time

A travel blog entry by mark_robyn on May 23, 2014

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... was abandoned. The castle decayed into ruins as locals began using bricks from it to build other houses. Towards the end of the 19th century there were plans to demolish what remained. In 1885 the city of Ghent and began a long renovation project. Today it is a walk through museum with examples of execution devices including swords used for beheading and a guillotine. There are also many ...


A travel blog entry by seejay on Apr 08, 2014

Bus to center of city, take 2 hour Walking tour of this very old city. Lots of spires everywhere. Went into St Baafs Cathedral to see Jan Van Eyck's 'Adoration of the Lamb' which is symbolic of Jesus' sacrifice . Windy and very cold today. Back on bus to ship. Had a wonderful lunch with the girls. Most of the passengers went on to see Bruge. We stayed to relax and ...

The Flash's Last Entry

A travel blog entry by 2aussiesinavan on Sep 26, 2013

1 comment, 4 photos

As I sit here thinking about our last journey in the van from Gent to Goes (a short 150kms or so) it is with a heavy heart and a tear in the eye I come to the actual realisation that this is the last time I will be starting up “The Flash” on this trip. When I look back over the past 3 months I can’t but help but be impressed with the way the Flash has handled himself and has never let us down (even after I inadvertently tried ...

Topsy and Tim Go to Belgium

A travel blog entry by melendra on Feb 26, 2013

1 comment, 18 photos

... he wanted to go to the dungeons afterword. The part Bryn liked best was all the climbing. We climbed up to the top and looked out over the city from the turrets. The inner part of the castle wall opens onto the castle grounds but is a good 12 feet tall. Everyone but Bryn was a little nervous about how close to the edge she wanted to walk. In the book, after the castle the children visit a patisserie, but we had Belgian ...

A day in civilisation

A travel blog entry by wanderingnomad- on Oct 20, 2012

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... br> my order in English. Then before I knew it, it happened.

They toasted it.

Why. What on God’s good earth would possess you to toast a sub?
Stressed, I looked around at the other patrons who are happily chowing down on
their near crucified subs. God help me – I need to get back on that train.
Sadly taking my sub I sit outside and gingerly crunch down on it. I must have
an “I know where I’m ...


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