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Today we started off our journey by walking through Ghent to the bus, and making our first stop at Tyne Cot Cemetery, the world's largest WWI Cemetery.
At the entrance, there was a small museum of artifacts from the battle fields and some papers of some of the men buried in the cemetery. There was a tv that played through photos of soldiers, …
So, after a long day of getting lost all over Belgium, we arrived by train to Ghent. Immediately I went to the information desk, and asked how to get to the hotel. The man drew on a map for us, and told us to go to the trolly station next door. So we went, bought tickets, and road the cable trolly into town.
On the trolly, we were …
... Stay like that I want a picture,” I said pulling out the phone and taking yet another photo to save the moment. Dan smiled patiently, in no hurry to rush inside. He looked at me and raised his eyebrows, and then reaching out Dan pulled the ancient heavy black door open as sound burst from the crowded little interior. Barely daring to step inside my eyes shifted around scanning for a space, I saw 2 barstools free and ...
... look the same, some are just larger than others. The only reason to visit a cathedral like St. Bavo's is to see a masterpiece medieval painting like the Mystic Lamb. There is also a large painting by Paul Rubens that is quite beautiful. The Mystic Lamb has had an interesting history, since it is a Catholic altarpiece it survived the Protestant reformation, it fell into French hands when ...
... we all had a cuppa and a chat and just hung out for a while, until the neighbour, Steve, and his girlfriend came around. Karina is teaching her how to make glitter tattoos, so I ended up getting two glitter tattoos, of an anchor and a parrot, turning me into a butterfly pirate! When they left we just chilled out a while longer and Karina practiced another facepainting design on Darren, turning him into a very pretty pink kitty ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Gent Centrum Ghent
i don't normally like hotel chains, they lack any character and when you wake up you really could be anywhere in the world, there is nothing personal to them...BUT on the other hand, you know what you're going to get...great service and great amenities, each and every time
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