Ghent or Gent
Belgium - Beligique - BelgiŽ - Belgien
August 5, 2001

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I thought that little turret on the side of the building was interesting.

 

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This is a machine where they cut bread. Most people choose a loaf, then they cut it. One loaf of bread cost between one dollar, and 1.50 dollars USA

 

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That little rack where you see the loaf of bread is where they hold the bread after cut, to put in the bag.

 

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Recycle day in Ghent. Lots of wine bottles, and a few liquor bottles. I would say they are buying their share of alcohol.

 

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Street cafes, with electric tram tracks. I am not sure what they do in winter. Belgium is about the same distance above the equators as Montreal Canada, or below the equators as lower Rio Gallegos Argentina, or Punta Arenas Chile.

 

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Very beautiful areas. The best so far in Ghent. Not sure what they call it, but is is my favorite. Do not worry. Ghent is small. Just stay in the center, and you will find most sites.

 

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Boat Tours of the canals. These canals lead all the way to the ocean.

 

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I think a couple of guys followed me from South America. NO... They are probably from North Africa, or Turkey, or India. There are lots of immigrants here from Turkey, or India.

 

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Electric Tram. Nice, but I have no idea how to tell where they go, or how to use them.
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Great looking beer house, or bar.

 

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Huge cannon, that seems to be pointed at the tower. Just for looks. I think they should put it in front of the castle.

 

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I am not sure what this logo is for, but this company sells ice cream all over South America, and now they are here. They seem to change the brand, or name of the company for every country, but not the logo.

 

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Pralines, or sorted chocolates. Tasty.

 

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The Europeans talk about the Hamburgers of the USA, but the between the Chocolate, Sausage, and Belgium waffles this place does not eat healthy.
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Small bike race in front to house where I stayed. Lots of bikes in Belgium. Must be very cold in winter.

 

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