Travelling: An Ode To Ghent


It’s thirty years since I went to Ghent and I’m due another visit too. This is a medieval jewel in the European crown. I think it’s prettier than Bruges and just the most delightful place to stroll and take in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. It’s a maximum of two days – can be even be done in a day trip. But include in your historical tours of Europe!

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I have a great fondness for citytrips, and up until two years ago, I used to go somewhere for a few days every once in a while. Since it’s been quite a while since the last time, and I have a huge urge to get away again. Now that really isn’t a big deal, but… There’s the dilemma thing again. On the one hand, I love to discover new cities, but on the other one, there’s Ghent, in Belgium.

Ever since the first time I went to Ghent (which was on a school trip when I was 15 years old, so quite a while ago now!), I’ve been in love with that city. For some reason, it just immediately felt like home. The old city centre’s medieval gothic architecture is just amazing, there’s art, the food is beyond delicious and the people are incredibly nice, plus they don’t speak French…

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