Halloween. Most people consider it just another commercialized holiday that has spread from America. In fact, it has a long history with its roots likely in Ireland.
An animated discussion on the appeal of the Broche pillar on Korenmarkt or the love-hate relationship of Gentenaars with the Schapenstal (sheep barn, a pet name for the Stadshal on the Emile Braunplein) - these are just the two latest examples of how engaged the city dwellers are when it
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
Are you looking to get out of the city center and spend a day with some animals? Here’s an inspiring list of great zoos and animal parks in Belgium, including some right here in Gent, to get you outside and in touch with the animal kingdom!
Domaine de Cambron, B-7940
Have you ever wished you could climb up one of the towers of Ghent at night and get closer to the starry skies? It turns out, you can.
On top of the Blandijnberg, in the Plateau-building of the University of Ghent, lies a hidden treasure: a fully-equipped 19th century observatory and
The holiday season can be tricky for expats: this season is filled with traditions and as everyone is eager to relive their happy childhood moments, there is even more scope for misunderstanding than usual. After our introduction to Christmas traditions in Flanders, here is our handy guide to what you
This weekend you might bump into Hogwarts students, Dr Who companions and anime characters trekking from Gent-Sint-Pieters towards the Flanders Expo. If you are wondering where they are going and what they are doing, read on. FACTS, the largest Belgian comic con, happens twice a year, in October and April
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
Anyone living in Belgium is either a beer lover themselves (or become one rapidly, I mean, how can you not find a beer you like in this country?), or has friends who come over regularly, ostensibly to visit you, but in fact just to put some more notches on their
If you are familiar with the Lithuanian expression 'as calm as a Belgian' and have ever wondered how that would look like, you can see it live at an unusual coastal heritage event - shrimp fishing from a horseback. This traditional type of coastal fishing is said to be the