Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof
Travel Blogs from Ghent
... story. Okay so now I'm going to tell you about my day so what I discovered is that the toilets are really uncomfortable because the seats are really thin and it feels like you're about to fall into them. So we were taking a walk today right near the river and it smelled so bad it had lots and lots of pigeons around it but as always bad things have good things and something ...
... didn't want to wait any longer, so we headed off and walked/trammed to Hoste and Che's house. On our way there, we passed through the pavilion, which was built in the centre of town as a kind of natural amplification and performance space. There was a band playing there, and some weird but cool white box things set up to look like they were suspended in mid air. It was pretty cool, and the music was good, but we got told off for dancing silly at the front, because the sound guys ...
... It was obvious that Ghent was lively and fresh. We later found out that it's a popular place for nightlife and the younger generations, which is probably why I loved it so much. After talking with some of the locals I realized I could truly see myself living there. It was absolutely beautiful and I would have spent the next 5 days there if I had the option. Additionally, the BD employees came out of their shells after a few glasses of wine and we all had some really great conversation.
... types of sausages. Both came with a side of french fries, or frites as they call them in Europe (chips in the UK). The food was excellent, and very filling. I have to admit that I don't always make the effort to eat the local cuisine. Due to time or convenience, it's just easier to grab something quick and inexpensive (i.e. sandwiches, fast food). Over lunch, we discussed his complicated long-distance relationship with his girlfriend, who's 23 ...
... still learning Dutch. She has also been kind enough to
assign mostly clients who know some English. My Dutch is getting
better slowly but surely and I have found new ways of communicating
and relating to my clients. Rather than feeling the overwhelming
burden of a language barrier, I am now looking forward to honing my
nonverbal communication skills while still learning a bit of the
language. I think the next 10 weeks are going to fly by!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility