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... Over St Michael's Bridge, where it is customary to stop and take a picture of the skyline. Take many pictures, in fact, as Ghent's skyline is stunning.
The Great Butchers Hall, which now is a restaurant and gourmet food market. A far cry from its origins as a meat market. Into the tourist centre, located in the rejuvenated fish market with its sculptured gateway, and an extremely helpful tourist ...
... Chile, so my guess is we won't find a pub that's showing the Australia vs Spain game!
We spent a day in Ghent on a walking tour of the old city, including the 12th Century Castle of the Counts, which the tourist guides advise, if you miss it you ought to be tortured by spending a day in the dungeon with thumb screws or even the guillotine. Ghent is a city with several stunning churches and cathedrals, but what everyone ...
... and Darren got hazelnut. They were so yummy, and the colours were awesome! There was a bright green one that somebody ordered, which looked kind of like radioactive waste, so naturally I ordered that one next! It was sour apple, and it was so nice! That round Darren got a bounty flavoured one! There were so many awesome flavours! Yum! After hanging there and chatting and laughing for a bit, we went next door to a jazz bar where they had an act playing on stage. They had ...
... and Belgium waffles. In the afternoon the four of us met up and wandered the streets admiring the city's remarkably well preserved medieval architecture, stopping to tour a Middle Aged Castle (Gravensteen), and take a boat ride tour through the canals with an engaging guide. We broke frequently, sitting and stopping at outdoor pubs to sample several Belgium brews (Rhonda found Tequila ...
... get used to that freedom but to actually thrive in it, one day at a time. Carrying that over into the trip, minimal travel plans means little to hold on to, but it also means little to be held back by. Wanderlust needs time and space for wandering.
I'm not a big fan of the term 'finding yourself', because that implies there is a fixed, immutable, non-contextual self to be found. I would hope who we are isn't that set. I don't expect life-changing insights from ...