We had decided at more or less the last minute to spend the last few days of the Spring half term break in Belgium and were pleased we did. We stayed in Ghent and did a day trip to Brugge. Belgium was lovely although I think by the time we got there we were both exhausted, so we did a lot of wandering and looking around rather than going into places to visit, but that seemed the right thing to do.
Ghent is a pretty little town with very old buildings (including a fairy tale castle), cobbled streets, trams and lots of canals. Our stay there was very pleasant.
Part of the main town square.
There were boatloads of tourists on the canals and huge line ups to match!
Look closely......Guido had been given a beer....and he had drunk it all!
Along with the canal boat trips were the rides on horse carts!
A very cute old organ grinder!
Obviously the place to be when all those pesky canal boats keep disturbing your peaceful afternoon on the water!