Day Trip To Ghent and Brugge, Belgium

Last week we took a day trip to Gent and Brugge, two cities in Belgium.

Gent, Belgium:

Cathedral in Gent, Belgium Our first stop of the day was in Gent, which is about an hour and a half away from Antwerp. When we got there we went on a one hour walking tour of the city where we saw and learned some really cool things! There was a lot of cathedrals and castles, and most of the buildings were in the medieval style.  There was a canal (or river?) that ran through the city, and there was a lot of little restaurants and cafes on the water.  It was really pretty and it almost reminded me of Venice in certain areas!  There was also one alley in the city that was full of graffiti.  It was really cool to see all the different “artwork” and the coolest part to me Graffiti Alley In Gent, Belgium was that it was not only allowed, but actually encouraged by the city!

After our walking tour we had about an hour and a half or two hours of free time to get lunch and explore a little.  Some friends and I walked around a little, seeing some cool things that we missed during the tour and then we went to a little cafe on the water where we had lunch.  I had a turkey sandwich with lettuce and tomato and a little side salad, it was really yummy! After lunch our free time was just about up, so we went to the meeting place and hopped on the bus to Brugge!

Brugge, Belgium:

House In Brugge, Belgium After our time in Gent we then took another bus ride to Brugge, it took about an hour and a half to two hours to get there from Gent because there was a lot of traffic!But when we finally arrived, we started right on our one hour walking tour of the city.  Brugge was a really cool city, it reminded me a lot of Colonial Williamsburg! There were people on horses and buggies and some people were dressed up in clothes that resembled the clothes people wore in the olden days!

After our walking tour, we had one hour of free time to do whatever we wanted.  My friends and I got some ice cream My Friends and I In Brugge, Belgium and walked around, doing some shopping along the way.  I did not personally buy anything, but some of my friends got some really cool things and we all had a lot of fun!

After our free time, it was time to head back to the Monty.  We all had a lot of fun during the day but I think we were all ready to head back. It was a really long day and everyone was really sleepy! When we got back we all had dinner and rested up for the big day that lay ahead… Croatia!!

XOXO Kristen

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