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... influence, which gave the neighborhood a unique feel. There was also a great park with many interesting things for the kids to climb on including a ship like structure, a rocket ship, a fort, a pyramid and a some objects that they can balance on.
Between visits with my grandmother, we made a few walks in the center of Ghent. Amazingly we had two days straight of sunny and mild 60's weather, which you ...
... shopping!) We filled up a bag of lollies each from the shop, then walked down through a square, where there was a guy with a stall selling local lollies! Damn! We had a chat with him about what they were. They were purple cone-shaped jelly lollies, filled with some sort of gel-ish liquidy goodness. They were called noses, or cuberdons and they looked delicious, but we didn't buy any as we already had a bag full of lollies, and the guy was a bit of a dick. But we will have to ...
... the work. We then crossed over a different bridge on to the other side of the canal past some cute shops and squares. We stopped in a recommended candy shop to try their “noses”, huge purple candies in the shape of a nose. Apparently they are the local specialty – I tried one later and found them extremely sweet even though I am a candy lover…I have decided to keep them on hand in case my blood sugar gets low and I need an ...
... a beer each. Limiting ourselves to one beer, as we had only just realised it was 1pm we left in search for more comic strips and to organize getting to Amsterdam tomorrow.
Back at the hotel we had salt poured into our wounds regarding yesterday, as we realised we had left our diary on the train in Bordeaux! After searching all our bags, the diary had definitely been left and with it our more detailed account of the Annapurna circuit, we were ...
... bit of Gent,
and the UZ Gent hospital where Sarah and I will be spending the next
3 months. On Tuesday, we were scheduled to have a medical appointment
in the morning at a local hospital, which apparently shares a name
with a medical institute on the other side of town. Guess which
location we went to first. Since we were still using our legs as our
main means of transportation, this mistake made us 30 minutes late