It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve returned from United States and it was time to pack my bags again! This time I traveled to Belgium with my girl friends and the main reason behind this trip was visiting another friend who studies in Ghent.
On our way to the aiport the weather looked perfect – it was all just a clear blue sky. I remember one of us saying “What a beautiful day for flying” and the rest of us agreed. Later on it turned out we were wrong. It was windy as hell and I’ve flown (relatively) many times, but I’ve never experienced such a bad turbulence aboard. There were massive turbulences during take off and passengers were really scared, many of them felt sick and some of them even threw up ( At this point I would like to expose that the airline we flew with didn’t have any “sickness” bags and you can all imagine how unpleasant that was!). After a hectic and smelly flight, we have finally landed in Belgium and took a train to Ghent. Our first day was a lazy one, since we were tired from a plane ride, a bit more than usual.
One day we bounded on a daily trip to a beautiful old town called Brugge. It’s one of the most beautiful town in Belgium and I’ve had it on my bucket list for quite some time. Brugge reminds of Amsterdam with all those typical old houses and canals, but it’s a lot smaller, of course. We spent whole day wandering around Brugge, taking pictures, eating “Belgian Waffles” and visiting small shops and museums. We also visited a museum of “Pomfrit”, which was really funny!
After a few days spent in Ghent, we continued our way to the north and took a train to Antwerpen. As soon as we arrived to Antwerpen and stepped out of a train, we were suddenly taken aback by the architecture of the main train station. It was amazing, awe-inspiring and first thing we had to do was to take some photos – of course!
We spent two nights in the cutest airbnb in Antwerpen. It was on the top floor of an old building in the city centre and the absolute best thing about it was the rooftop view over the city. Antwerpen is a big city in contrast to Brugge. We explored the city during the day and in the evening we relaxed in the apartment, cooked ourselves a nice diner and had some long quality talks over a cup of tea.
At the end our plans changed and our paths separated, I flew home a few days earlier than planned and girls continued their trip to Amsterdam. They had a blast, but I wasn’t too sad I couldn’t come with them just because I have visited Netherlands last spring and you can read all about that trip HERE and HERE