Ghent + Antwerp, Belgium

Last Friday, we picked up a rental car, shoved all 5 of us in it, and headed south to Belgium.

Jer and I have really come to love renting cars around Europe. We both got international permits (a copy of our American licenses translated into different languages and valid in a ton of countries) and it’s so easy to just start driving and figure it out on the go.

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Today though, I had a specific destination in mind: Ghent, Belgium. I’d heard about this storybook town and wanted to see it for myself.

It was everything I’d imagined and more. SO. INCREDIBLY. BEAUTIFUL.

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On our way to Ghent, we stopped in Antwerp, where we wandered around in the rain, got a parking ticket, and snagged some cute photos.

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Anyway, back to Ghent. We wandered around the “downtown”, stopped in for some lunch (at a place that weirdly had the BEST gooey cheesy lasagna), and shopped at the cutest bath shop, where everything was pastel and smelled amazing.

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Once night fell, I did NOT want to leave. The light was just fantastic.

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We stopped for one last waffle before driving back to Amsterdam. Warm pear and Nutella for me, and apples, cinnamon, and whipped cream for Jer.

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I know I need to come back and explore Belgium more in the future (I’m looking at you Bruges!).

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