29 Mar, 2017 in Ghent

Ghent is a beautiful town well worth exploring, and one of the nicest ways to do that is take a boat ride through the canals. There are lots of tour companies that take tourists around, so you don’t have to plan too much, and just hope on one of those for an hour or so going […]

15 Jan, 2017 in Ghent

Europe has an interesting way to offer grand panoramic views of a city. Netherlands and parts of Belgium also have the challenge of being flat, so hills and mountains are usually ruled out. Not that many skyscrapers, especially in the the more historical towns. What usually stands out in the background? churches and cathedrals, and […]

12 Dec, 2016 in Ghent

One of the highlights of beautiful Ghent is the medieval 12th century Gravensteen castle at the heart of the old town. If you want to get a sense of the crusaders’ sense of justice and prison system, especially if you’re fascinated by the various means by which a person can be tortured, this is the place […]

12 Oct, 2016 in Ghent, Visions

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of visiting a nearby city I’ve been meaning to go see for a long time – Ghent. It’s a charming old town, filled with canals and cathedrals, with a laid back bohemian feel to it, lots of options for drinks and food, music and culture everywhere. It was […]

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