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Published: June 19th 2017
a beautiful morning in belgium/france
looking out the front door, the weather in France (across the street) looks marvelous! Ha! Ha! For those who didn't see previous posts, the France/Belgium border runs down the middle of the road right outside our front door.
This day we headed to Ghent. We knew we wanted to take a boat tour around the city, but weren't exactly sure what else we would do. After walking all over Antwerp the day before, our feet weren't exactly ready for another 4 hour walk. As it turned out, the weather was really warm and we were not dressed appropriately. We really hadn't planned on it being so warm so all our shorts were back in England. We took the 40-minute boat tour, which was very nice, and then headed back to the house for a relaxing afternoon there.
A little history on Ghent. It started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie in the later middle ages and became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. It is the second largest municipality of Belgium (after Antwerp).
I'm sorry I was unable to provide too much information on some of the pictures. It was difficult to hear our tour guide and I did the best I could at trying to locate the information on the internet. :-) Enjoy.
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