Because of a train strike, we found ourselves in going to Ghent once again. There are a lot more trains going here despite the strike so it was a safer option rather than risking going to a place which is not as popular with tourists. We ended up taking a local train which took much longer. It passed through a lot of smaller towns and this all added up to the total travel time. Not that we were in a real hurry. I was grateful that the weather is much better than it was before. It wasn’t sunny but at least it wasn’t raining either. It will probably rain much later but I hope that we would be able to escape that by going to Ghent.
Ghent is something like an under appreciated Belgian city. It is an elegant and well preserved city but it also as more leeway developing the city since it is not as popular as the likes of Bruges. The most prominent landmark here in the old town is the Belfry of Ghent. The Belfry is part of the Belfries of Belgium and France UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. The first time we came here it was a wet and miserable day and we didn’t really feel like going around the town. We will probably take some more time here than the last time since we didn’t really do Ghent a lot of justice. First order of business will be to climb the Belfry of Ghent, I think the top would have great views of the city of Ghent.