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Ghent Host Shan
This is Shan with 2 white lovely cat behind. Shan moved to Belgium with her family when she was 10 years old and she can speak FIVE languages including English, French, Dutch, Cantonese and Mandarin, awesome!
I never planned to visit Ghent but Ghent was a cool place to visit. The train journey from Brussels to Ghent was around an hour. I was hosted by ‘Uncle’ Him, my mentor in college, in Brussels. ‘Uncle’ Him suggested that we should visit Shan who lived in Ghent and Shan happened to be free to host us so off we go!
Shan was not graduated from our college but she nearly knew everyone in our faculty. Many friends from our college would have a gathering in Shan’s big house if they visited Belgium (provided if Shan are free to host, of course) Shan’s big home just like our ‘college dorm’ in Belgium.
‘Uncle’ Him brought red wine, mussels with duck meat and baked potatoes. It was a college dorm meal in grand version! I felt time dashed back 20 years ago. Although my body was in Belgium but my mind was in that college dorm in Hong Kong.
Ghent was a small town. Gravensteen and canal was the famous tourists spots in Ghent.
Gravensteen is an old castle. It was open to public from dungeon to lookout. It’s worth a visit if time permitted.
Canals in Ghent ran through downtown. I rode on a tourist canal boat for sightseeing. There are people jogging, having a panic, chit-chatting on the river banks and it was such a lazy and peaceful atmosphere. People in Ghent really know how to LIVE!