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Art Nouveau Gems of Ghent

Art Nouveau was a style of art and architecture that was popular from 1890-1910. It was inspired by nature, particularly the forms of plants and flowers. The intricate design style originated in Belgium, the first art nouveau house designs were credited to Victor Horta, who was a Ghent native. Brussels

Vegetarian Restaurants in Ghent

Welcome to Ghent, the veggie capital of Europe! Ghent earns that title by having more vegetarian restaurants per capita than any other city. Ghent is also the home of “Donderdag Veggiedag,” which translates to Veggie Thursdays, a means of encouraging less meat consumption by going vegetarian one day a week.

Exploring the Beguinages of Ghent

Klein Begijnhof Onze Lieve Vrouw Ter Hoyen © Dena Mehalakes

Sometimes as an expat, you want to experience some culture and history in Gent without all the hubbub of the main tourist attractions. For peaceful exploration, I like to visit one of the three beguinages found right in the city. They are calm, quiet, and steeped in history. 1817

Registering in Gent as an American

The following information describes the registering process to live in Ghent if you're from the US. The requirements can vary from person to person depending on what type of visa you have, what your job is, how long you are staying, etc. I will give you a little preview of

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