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Travel Blogs from Ghent
We spent two days exploring the city of Ghent. Like Bruges it has many medieval buildings, canals and old guild houses. Unlike Bruges, Ghent became Belgium's first industrial city in the 19th century and is also home to a large and famous university. It is a bustling, elegant and youthful city. It has Europe's largest pedestrian zone and is one of Belgium's hidden ...
... rides set up in the streets and all three of the boys played on the bumper cars for several rounds. It was nearly the end of the day on July 25th when my mother texted us "Happy Anniversary". I looked over at Jim and exclaimed, "Do you know what day it is?" The first year ever that neither of us remembered the date. We celebrated our fifteenth wedding anniversary on the banks of the Ghent canal listening to some really good ...
... of Ghent (Het Huis van Alijn) that has puppet shows, just like the one in Topsy and Tim!
Yesterday we went to the castle. It was indeed the one visited by Topsy and Tim. We even peered down into the dungeon as Tim is doing. The castle has a display of weapons and armor as well as a sickly fascinating display of torture devices. Sage was quite interesed in the armor but didn't like the torture room at all and ...
... that comes in a 1.2 litre test tube, because the glass is worth so much they take one of your shoes as a deposit and put it in a bucket and attach it to the roof. If you run away with the glass or break it they keep your shoe. Even in the middle of the day locals and tourists alike were filling the bucket with shoes. It was hilarious.
We spent one week in Belgium and split the time between Brugge and Ghent, both are small canal side cities close ...
... the most eloquent and creative of sentences "Are those your eyes?" In a moment we were seated with a free glass of wine (don't worry Taylor watched him pour it from a fresh bottle). As the saying goes, nothing in life is free. As anyone who took Bob Keefer's social psych class would know; we got suckered into the reciprocity effect. Soon we had a menu and were ordering an authentic Spanish meal of paella in Brussels, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility