Scandic Hotel Grand Place
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Just a update on our train ticket hiccup, the company had refunded our money three days later. Luckily!! However Hertz, a big international company took fourteen days to refund our car hire cancellation. Maybe this is why it is a big international company!
While we have been in Europe the EU has progressed a bit on its refugee crisis. …
On my last day in Europe, I hopped on the train and took a day trip to Gent, or Ghent as we spell it. Gent is a city similar to Brugge. It was a main city in Europe until about 1550. It was then that the sea access was lost and people left. The city rebounded in the late 1700s when a canal reopened access to the sea. Today, it is another well preserved historical city with lots to discover.
Gent does have a city card, but it's for either two ...
... by the 'guild'. -beer makers, butchers and bakers. The dark building was the king's palace. The large church was the town hall. Area known as Brabent provence. They speak french and flemmish here. We walked through the Gallery of st Hubert. The ceiling was arched glass. Amazing. It has chocolate shops everywhere. Exquisite shop front displays. They are the best chocolates I have ever ...
... is in French and Dutch. The
Grand Place is French for 'Big Square' and it's called Grote Markt in Dutch. So, it's kind of a city of conflict. Belgium is also a young country, by European standards. It wasn't an independent nation until 1830. It also started the European Union, which is a major thing.
... 5 cents American, 1 cent Canadian, 10 cents Bolivian
# of times we did laundry: 2
# of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 5
# of holes in Amberīs sneakers: 2
Next stop: Bern, Switzerland