Arrondissement of Ghent

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  • Day23

    Mongolian Visa secured with ease

    July 24, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Thank u Mongolian Embassy in Brussels. They kindly processed our visa applications on the spot meaning we left 1 hour later with a Mongolian Visa in our passports.
    Russian and Mongolian visas procured- China visa to go.

  • Day19

    Dont get to a magician show too late

    July 20, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Arrived in Ghent off the Flibco bus and dropped our bags at Hendrik’s show venue. Then got caught in a thunderstorm so threw ourselves into the nearest cafe. Had 2 coffees before we felt slightly human again and then set off to see a bit of Ghent which is packed with people for its annual 10 day festival. Full of music, shows, street performances etc.
    Ghent is a beautiful city and a bit of a surprise.
    Had dinner at Steve’s and then they announced at 10pm we were not off to bed we were off to a magician show!!!
    We got here with 2 mins to spare and the only seats were in the front row!! A very intimate, slightly weird but amazing card trick show with slightly too much front row audience participation later we left into a heaving night scene of festival Ghent.
    A gin and a long walk home along the canal we finally got to bed at 1am!!! So knackered. This European living/ going out at night is going to take getting used to!!
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  • Day21

    Kate's first silent disco

    July 22, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We made it back into town for the 11pm fireworks to celebrate Belgium’s National Day before enjoying more of the festival’s music.
    On the way to the last tram we stumbled across a silent disco by the Cathedral. Kate has her first taste of dancing to ur own tunes... luckily for us there was only 1 to listen to! Another great night thanks to Hendrik and Steve. Finally got to bed at 2.30 am!Read more

  • Day20

    Great day at Ghent Festival

    July 21, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    I wish I was posting this at the end of our day but despite it being nearly 9.30pm we r due back into town at 10.30pm for our evening out with Hendrik and Steve straight after their performance- god help us!!
    Spent the day eating, drinking and walking around Ghent taking in all the free activities.
    Spent a lovely 30 mins listening to a cracking band, listened to some drummers, walked more than 10kms.... and then walked up 440 steps of the Cathedral tower to get a fabulous view of the city. Coming down was worse than going up!
    Sat by the river with a wine and then had dinner before coming home for a rest but have a feeling 1 hour is not going to be enough. This “holiday” is like an endurance event!!
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  • Day21

    Party with Ghent's Talented and ? Famous

    July 22, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Had a very quiet day planning. Then after dinner we were taken swimming in the Leie River Ghent which also doubles as a toilet for the local cows!
    What was hilarious was after getting ourselves unceremoniously in we realised we couldn’t easily get out!!
    Several attempts and both flying backwards onto our asses (one of us into prickles and one of us into mud later!!) we got ourselves out onto the bank!!
    At 10.25pm we left for Sven’s bday party only to be stranded when a tram derailed.
    Steve cycled home and rescued us and walked us to the poshest party with the most talented group of people we could encounter. We had entertainment at professional level.
    Now on last tram home again...2.02!!
    This holiday is going to kill us ps the house where the party was has its own tunnel!!
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  • Day23

    Evening river swim- Ghent

    July 24, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    To celebrate the procurement of our Mongolian visa and the fact it was sweltering we spent a pleasant evening swimming in the Leie River followed by a v nice dinner in a quaint little village (whose name we don’t know).
    The highlight being getting to travel in Hendrik’s super smart new campervan which is less than 1 week old- Kate is now googling the price of Citroen Clever Vans!!Read more

  • Day36

    Gent (Ghent), Belgium

    June 27, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Today is our last riding day! We rode from Dendermonde to the old city centre of Ghent, about 43kms,  where we locked up our bikes and walked around the old town for about three hours.
    Ghent is a port city at the confluence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers. During the Middle Ages it was a prominent city-state. Today it’s a university town and cultural hub. Its pedestrianized centre is known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle and the Graslei, a row of guildhalls beside the Leie river harbour.
    Our three hours disappeared - there was so much to take in. We did, however, make time to enjoy a piece of warm apple pie and cream which is a specialty in Belgium - it was delicious!
    We then rode a further 7kms to the boat where we said goodbye to the bikes that had taken us on this journey - some 260kms over the past 6 days. I will miss the riding and camaraderie but perhaps not the aching backside!
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  • Day4

    Entspannter Tag

    June 3, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Es wurden dann doch 61 km, aber sehr entspannt und viel Zeit für Gent. Eine wirklich sehr schöne Stadt, die man unbedingt besuchen sollte. Geiles Bier und unglaubliche Frittenvariationen. Habe eine sehr schöne Unterkunft und bin schon auf die morgigen 100 km gespannt.

  • Day25

    A famous actress and a Cosmopolitan.

    July 26, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    We started the day with 2 breakfasts and a Cosmopolitan cocktail at 11am!
    First brekkie was with Hendrik and Stefan followed by a second breakfast with Inga, Tom and Violet, a 23yr old actress who has just made a 4 page article in Elle magazine next to Miley Cyrus!!
    This was followed by an afternoon at the river swimming off the cocktails, chips and gravy for dinner and our last night at the Ghent Festival- another 2 am night... maybe our last one for a long while!!Read more

  • Day30

    Dover to Nazareth (the one in Belgium)

    October 1, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Up reasonably early, breakfast and the ready to go.

    We were going to go to Dunkirk, but Anne needed a Calais fridge magnet (she collecting them from all our stays but we missed this one. By the time we get back we’ll need new luggage to carry them all and pay for excess baggage!!!). Actually we were early and the ferry company offered us a spot on an earlier ferry going to Calais so we took it. The trip across was uneventful.

    After Calais we stopped at a little pub/brassiere just inside Belgium. We were having some trouble ordering when a young local lad, who had some English, gave us a much needed hand. I think they were speaking a type of Flemish - we seem to be able to get by in France, but little or no hope in Belgium!!!.

    We’re back to driving on the right - no close calls so far, but it does take some remembering!!!!

    We had booked an Airbnb for 4 nights in the little town of Nazareth just outside Ghent in Belgium. It’s a very very nice one bedroom place with a garden terrace. Not much in the way of shops open here on a Tuesday, so went for a drive and found a grocery store.

    Tomorrow we’ll do some exploring.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Arrondissement Gent, Bezirk Gent, Arrondissement of Ghent, Гент, Arondisamant Gent, Genti ringkond, شهرستان گان, Gand, Arrondissement di Gand, Gent, Huyện Ghent, 根特區

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