Hotel Astoria

Achilles Musschestraat 39, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ghent

Atomium and Couchsurfing

A travel blog entry by kyajade


... We were waiting for the train, when who did we see, but our Venezuelan friends again! They were leaving as well, so we got on the same train and had a bit more of a chat while we headed into the city. We said goodbye when we got to our stop, then went out and bought our tickets to Gent and got on the next train out there. We found a seat and headed off, then before we knew it the train was slowing down and everyone was getting ready to get off! It had only taken about ...

Monkey business in Ghent

A travel blog entry by roamingfree


... seems like they were the start of what we now call Trade Associations. They were the skilled bourgeoise (middle class), merchants, artisans and craftsmen and as they gained numbers and grew larger, they demanded a say in the running of the city. Seems these houses or Huis reflected their wealth and power, because even after trade dropped away due to the 100 year fallout with England, they still managed to turn their wooden ...

Off to uni!

A travel blog entry by matt_l

... liked it, and this seemed like it was the consensus throughout the whole auditorium. Most students were either on Facebook, playing games on their iPhones, or asleep (most of the room appeared to be hung-over. I mostly read my book, and listened to Lynn and her friends complain at the class, it was actually pretty funny.

Once it got to the break, had a cigarette with everyone and then ...


A travel blog entry by katapults


... their possessions. The lived in an walled area with housing and a church, and were required to wear 'nun like' outfits. The last woman to live in one of these only died in 1997. After the Begjin we headed down to the river for a boat ride (you might be able to tell I like these) we cruised along at a pleasant pace listening to the commentary about the history and places in the town. Next we headed for the town ...

Belguim's Big Three!!!

A travel blog entry by olly-lisa-poppy


... the years rather than everything you see there being very old. We walked to the main Market square that contains the icon of the city, the amazing (even in the fog!) Belfry, it was from this location that Colin Farrell's friend was pushed out of the top of it to his demise in the 2008 film 'In Bruges'. As with a lot of the squares we'd seen recently it was swamped with places trying to get tourists to eat and drink... After a tour of the square we headed to the ...

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