根特 Host 阿珊

Ghent Host Shan

 

上圖是阿珊,背後還有兩隻可愛白貓,阿珊十歲隨家人從香港來到比利時,她能說英、法、荷、廣東話、普通話五語,犀利呀!

 

根特之行是意外加插的小行程,由布魯塞爾(比利時首都)坐火車去根特約一小時,當時我在布魯塞爾的大學學長謙叔家中「屈蛇」,謙叔提議去根特探望阿珊,剛巧阿珊有空,就成行了。

 

雖然阿珊不是我們大學的畢業生,但她幾乎認識我們全系同學,每次有同學來比利時,只要時間許可,總在阿珊的大屋子聚舊,阿珊家變成我們大學的「御用蛇竇」。

這次謙叔帶了紅酒、青口,加上鴨肉、焗薯,完全是升級版的宿舍飯,觥酬交錯間,時光倒流二十年,身在比利時,心在香港的大學宿舍。

 

根特是一個小鎮,最著名的是伯爵城堡與綜橫交錯的運河。

伯爵城堡是一個很樸實的建築,由地牢至瞭望台都開放,有時間的話值得一遊。

根特的運河流經市中心,我乘坐觀光船漫遊,沿岸不少人或慢跑、或野餐、或談情,足見小鎮悠閒特色,根特人很會享受生活啊!

 

 

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!

阿珊的白貓Shan's white cat
阿珊與畫Shan and the picture
my room in Ghent
阿珊的廚房開了個天窗,陽光灑落,好靚呀!Shan's kitchen has a window on ceiling. Sunlight drop in, beautiful!
阿珊廚房種有香草,即摘即食,正Shan's fresh herb in the kitchen, cool!
阿珊與我去了此餐廳食飯Shan and I went to this restaurant for dinner
餐牌the menu
阿珊說這裏的窩夫最好食,我嫌貴無食,有啲後悔...Shan said they have the best waffles but I didn't taste it becuase it's a b
去參觀根特的藝術館Visit a museum in Ghent
翻新後after renovation
翻新前before renovation
靚窗beautiful window
光影light and shadow
光影x2 Light and shadow x2
麗影Beautiful shadow
現代大燈與枱Light and table in modern style
靚櫃beautiful cupboard
流線櫃streamline cupboard
好靚的櫃Beautiful cupboard
好靚的櫃Beautiful cupboard!
好多椅子many chairs
好多椅子too many chairs
不准碰Please don't touch the items
手繪!hand draw!
是手繪!it's hand draw!
全是手繪!all hand draw!
旁邊有埋架生tools beside!
漂亮明信片Beautiful postcard
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也有殘破建築And some dilapidated buildings
水鄉City on water
no parking!
好識享受they know how to enjoy life
遊船觀光,噪音的恐佈主義;其下是吸引遊客的運河詩歌節的展品.各自表述Boat Tourism Noise Terrorism. And an art piece of the canal poem f
戴毒氣面罩的天使,現代藝術展品Angel with a poison mask, a modern art piece
鴨Duck
背向而行的天鵝Swans Walk opposite
古典與現代classic and modern
有趣interesting
靚Beautiful
根特的漂亮建築beautiful buildings in Ghent
教堂Church
古典拱柱與現代圓塔,齊哂Classic pillars and mordern dome,it's all here!
靚樓beautiful building
三個細路!3 kids!
墜落天使The Fallen Angels
墜落天使店The Fallen Angels
童子尿the famous...
銀匙silver spoons
仔細雕花的銀匙!Detail carved silver spoons!
beautiful lace
好靚的繡花~Beautiful lace~
好靚呀~Beautiful!
好靚呀~Beautiful
amy!
坐大巴去阿姆斯特丹Riding on a bus to Amsterdam
在大巴上見唐人街!Saw a China town on the bus
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