After writing dozen of articles about the town of Ghent I came to the conclusion that I can’t really say enough about it.
One year ago I was wondering why would you live a place like this. This year, purely subjective, I find Ghent the most splendid place I’ve ever visited. Period.
The first thing you feel when you enter in Ghent is the vibe. A vibe that personally, I never felt in Belgium or elsewhere – the Ghent flow, as I like to call it. From the train station, a street musician will welcome you with its acoustic guitar. People of Ghent are celebrating the sun, creativity, imperfection, music, tranquility and life’s little pleasures.
But putting aside its flow, I consider the city being a hidden treasure of Belgium. And I’m not talking only about its beauty – BTW Ghent it’s so freaking gorgeous – but about the mood you feel once you set foot in it. You need one, maybe two hours, to start asking yourself:
How, in this world, there is still a city where people actually live like this?
Would you mind waking up 20 minutes early to drink your coffee here?
Having your lunch break here?
Think for a moment. Can you imagine walking on streets like this?
Having your own castle? 🙂
Eating delicious fatty fries after drinking the famous Belgian beers? MmmmMmmm…
Getting back to food, everyone knows that Belgium’s world famous gastronomic delights are the Belgian fries (above), waffles, beer, moules frites and chocolate.
But the cuberdonos is the Belgium’s secret sweet that has fallen below the radar.
A cuberdon is a Belgian candy, full of history and tradition. The original recipe of this cone-shaped candy is known to only a very few Belgian craftsmen, each of them having their own personal touch.
Ghent is small. Ghent is relaxed. And Ghent has the look.
These facades in Ghent…fascinating designs and shapes with colors to match.
Talking about colors…
Some more stunning architecture….BAM!
What about you? Have you felt the Ghent flow before?