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Ghent

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Last weekend I went to Ghent with my friends Luiza, Christopher, and Jordana. Ghent is a town in Flanders, the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, about half an hour northeast of Brussels by train. It's a small city with a lot of character. You can walk everywhere, and we did so, strolling along canals and eating delicious pastries.

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This is the train station.

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Luiza, Christopher, and Jordana, checking the map.

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There was construction everywhere, so we missed a lot of the beautiful scenery...

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This is inside one of Ghent's famous cathedrals. One of Jan Van Eyck's most famous works is housed here.

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I lit a candle.

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One of those canals I mentioned earlier.

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Castle!

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After lunch, we stopped at this little bakery called Julie's. I ate the most delicious white chocolate-Speculoos tart... I'm daydreaming about it right now.

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One of the squares in Ghent not obscured by construction. There was a little flea market taking place as we walked around. We walked all over the city - there are a lot of antique stores that are easy to get lost in. It was a pleasant day.

Posted by rawrnold 13:32 Archived in Belgium Tagged tourist_sites

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Ghent is one of my favorite cities in Brussels. Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!

by Christen

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