Travel Blogs from Roeselare
... 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. ...
We had a half day visit in Belgium! Belgium was really cute. There were horse-drawn carriages around, vines crawling up buildings, and pretty little fountains. It was raining most of the time we were in Belgium, but everything looked even nicer in the rain!
Lunch was great! We went to a Italian place for it (don't remember the name). If you're wondering why lunch was so great, it's because I had four ...
... in the main square, with a fantastic view, mediocre food and exorbitante prices. what a surprise!
We sat there quite happily for an hour or two, just soaking it all up and Lyn soaking up the Crystal Lemon beer, by the litre. Purely by chance we had booked to come the same weekend as a huge free music festival, called "Ballroom Brugeosie" (clever, huh?) This involved setting up 9 stages all over the town, which would host music events such as Tango, ...
... for the Eurostar, future visitors! The train is packed, so we spend the hour journey sitting on our suitcases by the doorway, and we disembark with our fellow Brit passengers at the correct station (much to our relief).Time for a final hot chocolate – alas, not a beer – at Brussels and it’s finally time to board the Eurostar back to London…
... to an hour or so around Gent, which made a great first impression for Belgium as a whole. It's a handily-sized lovely little city with canals and nice architecture and friendly people and a great feel. It was Sunday and most stuff was closed, but people still wandered the city and sat at cafes and restaurants so it was lively enough.
I want to say more about Gent, but we weren't there long enough to get much fodder. But it's a great place. I hope to go back.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed