Going to Ghent

Unique Performance Venue in Ghent

Unique Performance Venue in Ghent

Even before I thought of going to Belgium, a friend of mine has already been visiting Belgium regularly. I was curious as to why he would be visiting this country so often. I found out that he would be visiting the same town over and over again. The name of the town is Ghent and I have never heard of the place. That is probably a good thing since it means it is not very touristy. My friend is an avid beer drinker and he told me he would come to this town to drink beer. I wasn’t sure I understood why he would do this but I thought that Ghent might be worth a visit, helped in part by a glowing review of the town by some website. “Under the radar” was one of the phrases used to describe this town. I thought it should be at least worth a visit.

Some Performers in Ghent

Some Performers in Ghent

We finished our trip to Bruges early and my travel buddy suggested to pass by Ghent since it was already along the way. I thought it would be a shame to visit Ghent in just a few hours since I was intending to allocate an entire day for that anyway. We ended up taking a train from Bruges to Ghent which was along the way back to Brussels anyway. The railway station was under construction so it wasn’t a very nice welcome for us. We had a little problem figuring out how to get to the town center since the signs were confusing. We ended up taking a wrong tram until get we helped by a friendly Filipino who was living there. We were soon on our way to explore Ghent.

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