We're very excited to start this adventure and grateful for the tips the previous RTP travellers gave us. Oh and, do you like our matching outfits?
Everybody knows that if you want to glide along on canals looking at fabulous medieval architecture in Belgium, you go to Bruges, right? Well, think again, because as our travellers found out with the help of one of Belgium’s best known DJs, Sam De Bruyn, Ghent has plenty of that, as well.
Sam is a big fan of Ghent but he also writes a travel blog and when Yldau and Fabian talked with him about their shared passion, they agreed that very often the “top tourist destination” in a country is not as exciting as some lesser known places: in their experience it pays to follow the less beaten track.
Ghent is a good case in point. The city has the country’s largest car-free city center and it lies at the confluence of two rivers: the Lys (Leie) and the Scheldt (Schelde). Many canals connect them at various points, creating an extensive network of waterways that reach into the countryside.