Travel Blogs from Ghent
... the outside of town, through pretty tree-covered paths and past majestical lakes (the Lake of Love in fact).
We stopped off for chocolate and banana waffles along the way (a specialty in Belgium) and found ourselves at a little cafe (Vero Caffe) in one of the back streets. Oh. My. God. The BEST double espresso we have had in a long time. It would rival the best places in Brisbane. ...
FAST FORWARD FOUR HOURS.
We've retreated back home now after a seafood meal - we've been hanging out for one.
Chaos on the streets as the hordes pursue their drunkeness. This is a festival of loud music and megalitres of booze.
Took a few city pics for your pleasure. Cheers, Ed
Spent the previous two days visiting Ghent, Belgium. Managed to rent a superb apartment on the fringes of the city center. The owner, Serge, had bought an old warehouse which he has converted into a large living space for himself and his wife Gina, as well as a conference facility, and a one bedroom apartment which we had. Industrial chic is the best way to describe it. Some of the old walls and beams have been retained, around which he has constructed an ...
... didn't really seem to know what kind of exhibition this was for some reason. Finally, hope, a beer tasting stand. Spanish, not Belgian, but a start none the less. One of these beers was actually amazing, among the best Ive ever had. We bought a few. After finding some encouraging directions to the beer bar, we boldly ventured onwards.
More furniture, heaters, wine, televisions, elderly related products, Indian food, ...
... Bruno brought their sweet little boy James, who certainly stole the show.
On Tuesday I went to Kortrijk for a night to spend time with my Uncle Cedric and my Tante Kik.
Cedric still lives in the Apartment at 2 Reepkai and my Aunt lives a 10-15 minute bike ride down the Lys in a converted farm house.
I had a nice dinner with Cedric and then was pickup up by Tante Kik for an evening Tea and chat.