Glorious Ghent

Glorious Ghent

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Belgium, Europe

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Erin and I decided that it was time for a girls day out, so we left the kids with the boys in Brussels and drove up to Ghent. It took less than an hour, and again, because Belgium is so organised, it was pretty straight forward. We did accidentally park in a hotel when we first arrived, but thankfully worked it out pretty quickly and managed to move our car just in time. This was handy as they charged 30€ per half an hour for people who weren’t staying the hotel!

The weather was perfect and we spent most of the day in our summer gear which was a lovely change from our time in Bruges. We found a great little restaurant on the main canal and treated ourselves to a long 3 course lunch. No kids, no husbands, just us girls. It was awesome!

After our lovely (and peaceful) lunch we wandered around in the sunshine. Ghent is filled with lots of little old cobblestone streets, waterways and beautiful buildings, both Flemmish and Dutch in character. There were so many beautiful little scenes of canals with flower boxes overflowing and little boats sailing by.

The whole town in quite charming and was a pleasure to walk around. It was also nice to walk at a decent pace and take photos without having to worry about the kids.

Both Erin and I adored the architecture and loved all the different facades on each building. I can highly recommend visiting this part of the world. It really is gorgeous!

At one point we were taking a photo of a little shop and I turned around and there was a huge castle behind us! How we missed it I’ll never know, but thankfully we saw it just in time.

We did a little shopping and I went to the post office we headed back to Brussles just in time to find Scott had packed up all our suitcases and it was time to head off to the airport. Next stop; Dubrovnik.

Here is a link to my review of Ghent on Trip Advisor if you are interested.


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