Au Contraire

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

We be day trippin'

A travel blog entry by katierobinson on Dec 16, 2014

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... could've been a church all on its own. Luckily Jonathan caught out of the corner of his eye stairway that lead down to the crypt. Down there were more intricate and detailed burial sites and yet another church within the church. There were also many paintings from as far back as the 15th century and super cool historical pieces from the church like robes the old Cardinals had worn that were woven with gold thread.

I could go on and on about ...

Ghent, Wish We had More Time

A travel blog entry by mark_robyn on May 23, 2014

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... all cathedrals look the same, some are just larger than others. The only reason to visit a cathedral like St. Bavo's is to see a masterpiece medieval painting like the Mystic Lamb. There is also a large painting by Paul Rubens that is quite beautiful. The Mystic Lamb has had an interesting history, since it is a Catholic altarpiece it survived the Protestant reformation, it fell into French hands ...

Train travel - social problems...

A travel blog entry by ktmack on Jan 06, 2014

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... the pickpockets. Also new to me is the technique of lying across the footpath, face down, apparently sleeping but with a paper cup or hand up in the air to receive coins. Maureen and I also saw a whole family on the street one night. That was heart wrenching... It's so hard to work out what the go is... We know there are some forms of institutionalised begging and some that are scams, but what of the genuinely in need? So hard to know the appropriate response...we just ...

In Ghent

A travel blog entry by callumhislam on Oct 04, 2013

... citywide vegetarian day, and it reminded me a little bit of Brighton. The church bells all play pop songs instead of chiming on the hour!! Lots going on there culturally too- gigs, art installations, and lots of interesting history too. The next destination is Paris and I want to have a decent day of cycling tomorrow so I head back for an earlyish ...

Two Days of the Ten Day Festival in Ghent

A travel blog entry by abroadwith3boys on Jul 24, 2013

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... two tired, whiney boys.

We were up early in the morning to catch a train back to Brussels where we had booked the Eurostar train into London. The trick for most of our trains in Europe was to make sure you came into the same station as the outgoing train you wanted was leaving from, as most cities had more than one main station. At the end of our continental Europe trip, I figure we were well trained in reading train schedules!

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