lauantai 5. toukokuuta 2012


      Ghent it is. We had a breakfast in our hostel, which was nice, since I don't remember when was my last stay in a hotel or a hostel with breakfast included. It is like after flying with Ryanair, to use another airline :DAfter breakfast we travelled to Ghent. It is only 25 minutes away. Ghent is bigger than Bruges, and we took a tram from a train station to the centre. Thanks to use-it maps we had something to do in every city. They are fun, made by locals and for young people. Although there are mostly bars listed, some useful and interesting spots are also mentioned.
      We decided to rent bikes, again, as it is faster and you don't get tired so quickly. If I remember right, we went to a wonderful Avalon restaurant. Weather was finally good enough to sit outside on the terrace, otherwise there were no places to sit inside. The food was great, the mood even better after this and were ready to see more touristic attractions. We went to the Belfry of Ghent, which is a 91-metres high bell tower, and you can go by elevator to see a panorama over the town. I'm glad we didn't have to climb all the stairs up, because I feel uncomfortable in small spaces, I might be least I would not go all by myself. I was never a fan of panoramas, so nothing special, besides the tower you see this view from.
      I don't like that museums and shops close at 18.00 here. You have to choose. We didn't have time to visit Museum of Contemporary Art properly and went for a tea to find some vintage or second hand shops on a map. I love cafes, even more than restaurants, especially cute and cosy ones. I wish I could go every day to different cafes, or at least work in one. Hoping to get back to Finland and find any cafe would take me to work. Ok, back to Ghent :) Still some time before every shop closes in Ghent we stopped by at 2 cute little shops. One was actually meant for children, but I found a bottle of bubbles in a shape of ice cream for myself. In the other one I wanted to buy maybe more little things, but I couldn't leave without buying a match garden and a cute postcard.
     We returned our bikes back to the rental place and decided to go home. We went to the place we got out and took a tram to the train station. As we started to leave the centre, we realised we are going in the wrong direction, but we could see another side of the city too. After all adventures, safe return home and gaining strength to the next day's trip to Liege.

under "romantic trees"

i'm gonna have my own little cress salad :)

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