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.
The medieval architecture ft. the canals. And the cute little flowers. I was quite surprised – everything was so beautiful!
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 😛
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:
Now, a random fact: one of my favourite authors (May Sarton) was born in Wondelgem, which is now a part of Ghent.