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Hopping Down to Ghent

A July 2007 trip to Ghent by bhmorton

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Quote: On a cold winter's day, there is no finer place to be than in a Belgian bar, eating good food and drinking the world's finest beer. And of all the bars in all the towns of Belgium, the very best is the Hopduvel in Ghent.

Hopping Down to Ghent

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Take a look at these photo's, taken on a trip to France in the little deep country town of Cahors. Note the absurd costumes, the bizarre wicker baskets with bells in and the above all, headsets that would have had Danny La Rue turning green with envy. See the twinkle in the men’s eyes. These people are Belgians, they are proud of their traditions and they wouldn’t change them for the world. I’ve been going over to Belgium in the winter for a few years now, to renew my faith in the power of the absurd, and because it’s a damn good place to go. For me the finest city in a country of fine cities is Ghent. A masterpiece in stone, still lived in and real, uncrushed by the tourists who overwhelm Bruges, it...Read More