Au Contraire

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

Rehearsal and ribs

A travel blog entry by williams2013 on Nov 06, 2014

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... ended up having pizza and chicken in the main street.

After the rehearsal, a local guide took us for a walking tour of Ghent, including St Bavo´s Cathedral, home of the Ghent Alterpiece (as seen in The Monuments Men). Unfortunately due to industrial action the actual exhibition was closed... but we did see a lifesize copy of the artwork briefly (which is housed in the chapel where the original lived for 500 years) - until the curator rushed in and closed it as ...

Day 7 - Gent and Kortrijk

A travel blog entry by eab2014 on Jun 24, 2014

... We visited the market places, and tried the 'Nose of Gent' a nose-sized conical soft sweet made of fruit and sugar - sugar shock! (Delicious, wasn't it Christina?!?!?) Most importantly, we found half a dozen Belgian chocolate shops, so we had to try some from all of them, to compare of course. We had some free time for lunch and to sample some Belgian beer and/or waffles and finally time to do a bit of shopping. ...

Atomium and Couchsurfing

A travel blog entry by kyajade on Nov 25, 2013

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... food before Karina got back. We walked down the street in the opposite direction than we had come, and walked up to see what was around. We decided on a Belgian fries place, where we went in and got a large fries with a spicy sauce called Samurai sauce. The serving of fries was absolutely huge, and the sauce was delicious! That was a much better Belgian fries experience! We ordered some more sauce when we'd finished the first bit, and they gave us a sweet curry ...

Brussels, last stop.

A travel blog entry by jessicaalice on Jul 31, 2013

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... as there was a armed guard and big fancy gates, not to mention the palacey looking building! We headed back via the '******* boy' not sure what his real name is, but basically a fountain of a boy, *******. It was tiny, so we opted to get a picture w the waffle holding ******* boy. Much more fun! We got waffles and came back. Packed our bags for the last time. Look a while as had to split everything up and make sure we didn't have each others stuff! We had our ...

Monkey business in Ghent

A travel blog entry by roamingfree on Jul 14, 2013

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... of the wheat". One of the houses used to be a Granary, stocking wheat and grain; and next door to it was the Guild house of the Grain Weighers.. There was a Toll masters house - fella who collected tolls from boats entering the harbour and there was also a house which belonged to the Guild of Free Sailors and another that belonged to the Guild of Bricklayers. In fact, a lot of these houses belonged to what they called Craft Guilds and what ...

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