Most of my time in Belgium I spent in Ghent. Ghent is a cute town with a beautiful historical centre. The old part is situated between the Korenmarkt and the castle Gravensteen. Ghent was an important place already in the Middle Ages. There are many sights – churches, city hall, town market, museums. In the Museum of design there is currently a great exhibition – Hello, robot. It shows the role of robots in our life and where this could lead us.
One of the fun activities is taking a boat along Ghent’s channels. The ride is much shorter than in Amsterdam but there is still plenty to see. Most of the time, I just strolled around Ghent. With my sister, we tried the traditional Belgian waffles and french fries.
One of the main specialities in Ghent is cuberdon or as it is informally called – nose. These are candies in a shape of a nose and are raspberry flavoured. On the main market, there are two vendors of ‘noses’. Honestly, these sweets were not the best thing I have ever tried. They tasted similar to some chewing gum that was popular when I was a child. But in Ghent, people are crazy about them!
And don’t let the photos misguide you – it was raining most of the time. And rain in Belgium is really special – it seems it is falling from all directions and having an umbrella does not really help much. In the whole week there was sun for about one hour when most the photos were taken 🙂 My sister said that it was raining for the past 2 weeks and I was lucky to get that one hour.