Explore Ghent and Bruges !
I love taking day tours. I learn the history, I meet people all around the world, and I am being driven around. What more does a girl want?
But this city is one of those places you visit and only wish you did it without a tour. Renting a bike riding around the city until sunset is the ideal. Or just walking.
Ghent , lovely Ghent situated in the Flemish region of Brussels . It is small yet animated . After sunset, restaurants flourish, bars are hustling and locals breath a new life in this medieval city.
Walking the cobble streets enthralled with the Medieval architecture along the canals only felt like a step back in time. All I needed was to encounter a serf or clergy to set the exact mood.
If you like to explore places that are off the beaten path this is a good start. Belfry and Cloth Hall is part of UNESCO World Heritage so this makes always more exciting and educational of course.
Why Ghent? My favourite online travel resource , Lonely Planet calls it Belgium’s best kept secret.
I understand why.
Just less than 1 hour drive from Ghent we arrive in Bruges, a fairy -tale charming little town. They say it is Belgium’s most well preserved Medieval town. It is a culinary paradise and chocolate heaven all wrapped in one.
Another reason why completely on my own tour would be ideal, to savour their authentic cuisine + stuffing my mouth with the best chocolates.
Bruges is a quaint and charming town, I will let my photos tell my visual story. A definite must when travelling to Belgium.