After a couple flight changes and re-routes…she is here!
*In order to pick her up at the airport, I took my first ever bus ride. I’ve only had to take the trams (which I like), but today called for a bus. Not really that much different. And, also, my first train ride to the airport…not too shabby! It is RIGHT under the terminal…talk about convenience. Seriously, USA needs to talk to Europe about public transportation!
Back in Gent…we were off to do “Gentenaar” things! (Gentenaar = locals…while we might not be that yet, I like to think we do not come off as tourists anymore)! First stop, the Graslei for some lunch! We sat outside (despite the windy/cool weather) and had some lunch…soup/bread for me and Gentse waterzooi (a traditional chicken stew) for Maggie. Of course, we shared a side of Belgian frietjes (fries)! Yum.
We then walked the city and stopped at our favorite bakery, fish market, and the “mall.” Had to pick up some wine, bread, and of course, a couple desserts (which I totally forgot to picture…sorry)!
We had dinner at our place tonight (you might remember the recipe from this post). It was as delicious as the last time! Then we were off to the means night out!” href=”https://expatsinghent.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/last-friday-of-freedom-means-night-out/” target=”_blank”>Trappisten Bar for a night cap!
*I should mention that we walked home the “long” way to show Maggie the red light district of Gent…seemed like a slow night tonight…many of the window chairs were empty…or does that mean a busy night? OMG