Travel Blogs from Ghent
... to Brussels.
Taking the train has always been a fun and exciting way to travel. Today is no different, taking
the Train to Gent is just as enjoyable, just as delightful as when I was young....Still a little girl, just
in a big person's body.
As I walked to the entrance of the train station, I am embraced by a warm
familiar smell of freshly baked waffles and coffee. It is like someone placing
a warm blanket around you after ...
... and often run out of beer etc etc. Both we and our new american friends (that we met at the abbey) were quite disappointed. However our failure only contributes to this beer's elusive allure.
Figuring that we would get no beer, we rode along some part of the 'hops path' which is a scenic route amongst hops farms. Then we returned to Ghent where we had our favourite meal for dinner...a pita bread kebab thing.
... in fact, we took an extra one in error, necessitating a re-cross to get back o track, and enduring another unpleasant scene with a member of our party who shall remain nameless). In any case, on the correct ferry ride of two minutes, we sat next to another couple from Hamburg who are on the same ride as we are, and who agree that even in German, the instructions are terrible. They seem to have gotten even more lost than us! I asked them ...
... br> A building along the Leie
you say Warregarenstraatje? In English to tourists like us it is called
"graffiti street" located Vrijdagmarkt section of ...
... street names and geometrically bizarre layout of the town. Aftger a trip to the tourist information centre we at least now have a map with some more landmarks identfied and some limited text describing them.
We got around to seeing the Beginhof, where the Beguine order of nuns live. The order was originally founded in 1245 but I don't think the surviving building is as old as this.
We also saw the Notre Dame de Brugge church - a stunning ...