Ghent

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I kept seeing these trams bound for “Moscou” and kept thinking “MoscoW” for some reason

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Rows and rows of designer glasses

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There seemed to be quite a few Brompton bikes in Ghent

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This was our “regular” breakfast spot – they do organic croissants and organic coffee

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Artwork next to the canal

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Crossing a canal on a wooden bridge

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There was quite a bit of rain on Sunday – I like the “Apple” logo

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This must have been a more “upmarket” boat trip as they had champagne

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CocoCola ready for the Ghent Festival

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Graffiti next to the canal

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Shoes thrown over a wire

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Iconic canal frontage buildings

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Rainy – a tram goes past the “meathouse”

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Imacs in the hotel lobby – luckily there was free wifi in the rooms (limited to 1MB/s) so I did not have to use so much roaming data (it’s £3 per 100mb bundle with EE payg so about over twice the cost per mb compared with browsing at home)

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One of the few modern buildings in central Ghent

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Inside the hotel

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Sheltering from the rain

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The street behind the hotel

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Crossing a wooden bridge near the castle

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Outside the “meathouse”

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A tram goes past with a t-rex

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Ghent visitor centre

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Hopping on and off the tram

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Sheltering from the rain opposite the Meathouse

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Club Reserva

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Crossing the bridge near the castle

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Boat Trip – it started to pour just as the boat departed so the next 15 minutes was spent sheltering under a bridge!

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the boat trip resumes

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People watch our boat pass under a bridge

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Canalside buildings

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The “bierhuis” – they have about 150 different beers!

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Canalside buildings

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The boat turns around here – this is the edge of the “old town” and there are high rise blocks at the edge of Ghent

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A Michelin starred restaurant featuring lobster

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Outside the Meathouse (again)

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The castle at sunset

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The “bellfort” tower at sunset

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Not sure what this was for – a warning not to sit under palm trees?

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A modern building near the Bellfort tower

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View from the hotel room – the church bell rang for about 15 minutes at 7am every morning so no lie-ins!

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The basement of the hotel

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A vital delivery service for the city

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Bells in the belltower

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This mechanism played a short tune on bells every 30 minutes – as the hotel was next to the bell tower I ended up hearing the same melody many many times!

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A zebra

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View from the belltower – almost all the tall buildings were at the edge of the city instead of in the middle, apart from the church towers.

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A tram stop and ticket machine – 1,30 EU is all it costs for a ticket so good value

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Snorting sculpture

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We walked to the “trappisthuis” to find trappist beers but it was closed. This was en-route there

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Booze Cruise

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Frog & bike

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Peep show

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Bellfort tower at sunset

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The shoes at nightfall

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Hotel entrance at night

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Cool cubist style backlit poster

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The city at night