Hostel 47

Blekerijstraat 47, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Ghent

A visit to the most famous Belgian beer bar

A travel blog entry by lawslo


... to see a little fluffy face tilted at an appealing angle and two pleading eyes. Dan turned around to take a look. He reached out to pet its head and the owner turned and smiled.

“I’m Christine!” she offered as she slipped off the pack and pulled out the little dog. “She loves attention!” she bubbled with a German accent. “What are you drinking? ‘ she asked and launched into ...

Breaking Lent in Ghent

A travel blog entry by tonezf


... old brick buildings with pointy roofs. It was a warm day but people seem to love wearing their brown/forest green coats and pants. Wandering the streets we notice a funky smell coming from the storm water grates. I ask the hostel owner later who was adamant the streets don't normally smell like sewage - only when it might rain. He points out that Belgium is less smelly than Rotorua. However comparing hydrogen sulphide ...

Welcome to Flanders, Belgium

A travel blog entry by stef5353


... Veerleplein, a beautiful square with traditional buildings with Flemish facades and gables. No half-timbered houses here, its all bricks or stone. In the square they have two light poles that are only illuminated when a baby is born in Ghent. (Something different) The short stretch along the river Lys that used to be a trade port is called the Graslei and it has some very unique buildings of timeless beauty. There are a lot of restaurants and bars in that area. ...

More Topsy & Tim

A travel blog entry by melendra


After I published my post yesterday, I shared the picture book with my host, Crystal, and she recognized the park with the grotto. So, today we went the park before visiting our last museum in Ghent.

The park no longer has the lion statues, but the grotto ...

Gentse Feesten

A travel blog entry by rachnits


... When they told me about this festival I decided to add it to my itinerary.

I am pretty sure if the same thing was attempted in Australia it would have to be called off after the first few days after too many drunks tried walking across the road, passed out in the gutter or fell off the bridge. Not the Belgians though, they are the picture of moderation, and have never ending energy to boot.

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