Seester Time in Belgium
After France, I took a train to Ghent, Belgium to meet up with seester, who flew in from Connecticut☺️
We were visiting Ghent and Bruges (no Brussels, on account of scary bombers loving it there), before we went to Amsterdam.
Ghent is super small, cute, and has all the ‘typical Belgium’ things you want to see (‘typical Belgium’ to me = waffles, chocolate, markets, and nice, old architecture😂). We actually liked Ghent more than Bruges – it felt more authentic.
Apparently Ghent has really good mustard… if you like mustard, I would recommend visiting😂 Our old mailman in Kentucky, Chuck Woodcock (great name, right?), loved French’s mustard. That is literally the only thing I know about him. And he is the only person I know who ‘has a thing’ for mustard. But I think he was on to something.
Some Ghent street shots…
I am amazed by this beautiful signage inside our small bus that took us from the train station to the Ghent town center…
What made 2003 such a great year for this bus?
What happened since 2003??! Has the bus had a ‘bad run’ of drivers? Inferior routes?
Maybe it was a political thing, and the bus has fallen out of favor with the local leadership?
Is the driver sad that, in 13 years, no BUS OF THE YEAR?
And, the most obvious question, why don’t they take the decal off?
Then, we went back to the train station, to head to Bruges for two days…
Train station video – low quality, ancient iPhone recording from seester.
Someone needed extra sleep time, while I was wide awake, on account of the coffee consumed.
Our Bruges hotel was in an old building with very traditional rooms. I loved this place!
Buildings of Bruges…
I think we got most of the ‘trying Belgium food items’ out of our system in Ghent. Although, Sarah did take a particular liking to one chocolate shop that had an interesting piece of chocolate she really appreciated… she even made me ask the guy working there to show it to her.
After Bruges, it was off to The Netherlands: Amsterdam😄
Next up: Seester Time in Holland