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A Conversation with John “Sleepy” Moran of Gent Glas

John Moran Gent Glas

John “Sleepy” Moran is an American artist living in Gent. He runs Gent Glas, which is self-described as “a unique glass studio, gallery, shop, and café located in the heart of Ghent, Belgium.” His artists’ website, Back Door Art, says that “John Moran is a politically and socially engaged hot glass

De Krook Bibliotheek: A Library For All Of Us

De Krook

There is a new building in Gent that stands out among the rest, perhaps as obviously as I feel I stand out as an American in a crowd of Gentenaars! Sitting in the shadows of the famous stone Gothic towers, its glass and dark metal shines within the city’s skyline

Finding and Registering for Basic Schools in Gent

ISG Building

As mentioned in our previous post, About Basic Education (Basisonderwijs) in Gent, new residents in Belgium must enroll their school-aged children in school within sixty days of completing their national registration. This article describes how to find and enroll in Pre-Primary and Primary schools in Gent. Factors Expat Families Consider when

About Basic Education (Basisonderwijs) in Gent

Wide ISG Hallway

Photo courtesy of the International School Ghent. For expats with children, finding and enrolling in schools is one of the highest priorities when arriving in Gent. Not only is it a personal priority, it is also a legal requirement. New residents in Belgium must enroll their children (from age 6 until

Adopting and Volunteering with Pets in Gent – All About Dierenasiel Gent

Dierenasiel Gent Sign

We are all expats in Gent for different reasons and under different circumstances. Some of us may have family with us, including pets, while some of us may not have been able to bring pets, or may not be allowed to have pets where we live. Whether you are looking for

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