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It's a chilly morning. My breath stills in the air in front of me like a cloud and puffs past me as I walk to the train station. A thin white line of frost outlines the tracks as I step onto the car.
I'm on my way to Ghent to meet with the instructor in charge of my exchange. She organized my internship at Fans of Flanders and wants to meet me before I start. For me, this is a chance to explore a new city.
Small towns ...
... night life especially on weekends. After checking into the hotel our first stop was Gravensteen Castle or the Castle of the Counts which looks over the old part of the city. The castle was built by Philip of Alsace in 1180 and modeled after Crusader castles he saw during the Second Crusade. The castle served as the seat of the Counts of Flanders until the 14th century then a courthouse, a prison, ...
... at Nam Jai Thai Fusion Restaurant in Ghent last week. We had a lovely meal accompanied by a Singha beer.
Seeing that we haven't booked any hotels yet (apart from one in Bangkok), I've made a provisional itinerary.
- Bangkok: 4 days (3 days at the beginning and 1 day at the end of our trip)
- Khao Yai: 2 days (jungle ...
Aiden and Caleb both agreed that the best castle we saw in Europe was the castle in Ghent. It was pretty impressive and inside were rooms of weapons and torture instruments, which I'm sure swayed their opinion! Jim had the pleasure of being called on to participate in a street performance and one of the most interesting finds in Ghent were the portable urinals, which I think they should employ for the Stampede back ...
... for this train because it was going to be about 4 hours and food was offered in 1st. We had a while to wait but it was good to stand and chat. We said our farewells, on the assurance that S and E will come to Australia vey soon so that we can share Woodgate with them and repay some of the wonderful hospitality they gave us. There were lots of free seats on the train, but nowhere to store luggage. So, after warnings about pickpockets, we kept it close to us. ...
Other places to stay in Ghent
Oude Houtlei 110, Ghent | 3 star hotelfrom $257