InBelgium, Travel

Strolling through Ghent, in Belgium

Talking to my friend Vanessa the other day made me reminisce about the summer days that I spent with her in Belgium,

and the times we went exploring and photographing together. One time, we hopped on a train from Ostend and went to Ghent. She’d been there a few times before and always talked about how lovely it was, but I never Googled it to see what she was talking about. I’m glad I didn’t, though, because we got off the train and walked straight to le ‘touristy’ area and…

Oh. My. God. omg janice

The medieval architecture ft. the canals. And the cute little flowers. I was quite surprised – everything was so beautiful!

sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel

I constantly felt like I was walking inside a painting or something. So, come take a stroll through this lovely city with me, starting from a couple of blocks after we left the Gent-Sint-Pieters station… Because I’m slow and forgot to take pictures at first 😛

sofia chang blog ghent belgium travelsofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel sofia chang blog ghent belgium travel

If you’re interested in visiting Ghent…

  • Yes, that’s a castle in the middle of the city. It’s the Castle of the Counts.
  • It takes about 30 minutes to get to Ghent from Brussels. If you’re under 26 years old, you can buy the Go Pass 1 train ticket and pay only 6,20€ (one way).
  • It’s a uni city, so there are a bunch of cool places and activities for you to entertain yourself.
  • Vanessa made a vlog of our lil’ trip there, click here if you’re interested in watching it.
  • We ate at WASBBAR on that day, which is a café/healthy food place/dunno what to call it and also laundromat. Fun, fun. I had a bagel with honey mustard chicken. It was yummy, and not very expensive. Here:

ghent wasbar sofia chang blog food belgium

Now, a random fact: one of my favourite authors (May Sarton) was born in Wondelgem, which is now a part of Ghent.

Have you ever been to Ghent? Or to Belgium? Do you want to? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment or tweeting me @sofiachangx

-S.

You may also like