Hostel De Draecke

Sint-Widostraat 11, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium | Hostel
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    Traveling woes

    A travel blog entry by kimjasiak on Aug 29, 2014

    1 photo

    ... to get to the hotel. Apparently I viewed a whole section of the city that was not planned...I guess good exercise to help recover from my frustration. I then was able to find a laundromat as all my clothes, especially the biking clothes were in a need of a washing. I first went with one bag to figure out the process, it was about a 6 block walk and I was surprised by the "characters" on the street - young and loud. On the second trip, right outside the laundromat there were a ...

    Ghent, Wish We had More Time

    A travel blog entry by mark_robyn on May 23, 2014

    14 photos

    ... 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, ...

    Exploring the City of Ghent

    A travel blog entry by carinamjones on Sep 22, 2013

    1 comment, 17 photos

    We spent two days exploring the city of Ghent. Like Bruges it has many medieval buildings, canals and old guild houses. Unlike Bruges, Ghent became Belgium's first industrial city in the 19th century and is also home to a large and famous university. It is a bustling, elegant and youthful city. It has Europe's largest pedestrian zone and is one of Belgium's hidden ...

    Two Days of the Ten Day Festival in Ghent

    A travel blog entry by abroadwith3boys on Jul 24, 2013

    41 photos

    ... 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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    Topsy and Tim Go to Belgium

    A travel blog entry by melendra on Feb 26, 2013

    1 comment, 18 photos

    ... with Topsy and Tim, her name is Tansy and she is the same age (hence the confusion about twins or triplets). And finally, while they are in Belgium, they go into a grotto, not a cave or tunnel, but similar to each. So, feeling very validated, I scanned the two books into the iPad for our trip. Bryn has greatly enjoyed them, and I've read them repeatedly with her since we left Sabrina's house.

    I realized when we ...