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Ghent - An Impressive City!

September 3rd 2015
When asking locals about the best place to visit in Belgium everyone told me that Ghent was their favourite location. The response was "just as beautiful and medieval as Bruges but without all the tourists". It became apparent to me that Ghent was over-shadowed by it's neighbour Bruges. My car journey from Bruges to Ghent was a short 35 miles drive down the E40. I did my research online before my ... read more
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Belgian Flag Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. It has prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions bet... ... read more
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2nd November 2015

Views from the belfry!
What can be better than climbing a belfry and taking out your map to orient yourself! Europe is brilliant for that; South America less so. Ghent and those medieval Belgium towns (Antwerp, too) are so picturesque! Looks as if you had a yummy time there. If you do return, and if St Bavos isn't being renovated, there a hugely famous (in art history circles) painting by the famous Jan van Eyck, the Ghent Altarpiece. Love your canal cruise through the city!
2nd November 2015

Jan Van Eyck
Glad you loved the canal cruise. My travel book told me of the famous Jan Van Eyck painting. It was very easy for myself to get over to Belgium from the UK so will make sure I visit again. Your South American blogs look really interesting :)

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