The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys and in the Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Today it is a busy city with a port and a university.
August 13, 2010
This is beautiful and unique Belgium...to be more precise the old town of Gent.
First time in Belgiu (hope it's not gonna be the last one) we tried all the good stuff that this nation offered to the world: chocolate, french fries, beer...and so on...
I'm not a beer drinker, but I had to ty the Cherry beer at the famous Beer House...and yeah, I loved it so much that I bought some for home too :)
in a boat trip, sightseein'
The Gravensteen is a castle in Ghent originating from the Middle Ages. The name means "castle of the count" in Dutch
Historical centre of Ghent – from left to right:
Saint-Nicholas Church, Belfry, and Saint Bavo Cathedral