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
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