Hostel De Draecke
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Today we rode 35kms in moderate winds, we went to a ruins/excavation of the Monastery at Ename, which was first built in the 10th century, stopping for coffee in Elcesnaffle before riding on again beside the canal for most of the day. We did stop again around at around 30 Kms to have lunch beside the canal, the owner had two beautiful Bernese Mountain dogs who greeted us with happy faces barking a baritone welcome. We arrived in Ghent and Albert took us by bike into ...
... will never be the same again! We passed a building that appeared to being demolished before our eyes, rainbow lights strings, a killer whale splashing in the canal and silhouetted people doing the Charleston behind windows!We wandered onto white balls of light that glowed ominously in time with music and Lyn's favourite...an interactive cloud. It all sounds bizarre, but you really had to be there. I'll upload some pics and videos.
We then spotted a ...
MAY 4, 2014 - SEVENTH DAY
Up at 7:00 as the first tour leaves at 9:00. I splurged at breakfast and requested eggs benedict, bacon and fruit. Very good! Wayne picked up our tour colors (to tell us what color lollipop to follow), and they asked whether we wanted the easy walking or regular walking tour. He chose "easy" for me. As it turned out, it was too "easy" and the four of us felt like we were barely moving. The ...
... up to the hotel, we saw her at the lobby computer. It was clear she had been wondering where we were as well! We dropped our stuff at the hotel, freshened up a bit and off we went. I had read about the brewery in the old town, and the tour sounded great. So we walked in that general direction. Stopping for waffles (for lunch) on the way. The waffles and the chocolate live up to everything you have ever heard and more. They really are better in ...
Number three on the list is busses. They seem a lot less menacing than trams but there are plenty of them.
And all these dangers are exacerbated by the number of people around on the narrow streets, with vehicles and building sites blocking the pavements, forcing you into the path of whatever vehicle it is on the road.
Perhaps for all these reasons tram drivers seemed to be very patient (except ...