If you are coming from a country with a strong tradition in winter sports, the winter time in Belgium might seem like the most boring four months of the year. With no mountains in sight and rare snowfall, you could end up getting depressed while staring at the constantly grey
The dark and cold months of winter are here and while you might be tempted to stay at home under a thick blanket with your favourite Netflix series, the world outside still has something to offer. The Belgian coast is probably not your first idea of a thrilling winter-time escape,
Winter. That time of year that brings about profound existential questions like “Why are my feet still cold with three layers of winter socks?”. Yes, it’s definitely here, and there’s little we can do to escape the cold (pun intended), hard truth that the weather in Belgium can inevitably get
There are lots of great reasons for doing yoga. It can increase your flexibility, relieve stress, build muscle tone, improve sleep and help you to make that mind body connection. Whatever your objectives are, there are a wide range of classes to suit your particular goals here in Ghent. Whether
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
Ghent has a huge selection of choices when it comes to cosy places to enjoy a great coffee. But what if you’re looking for a place to work for the day? What if you’re an independent, but are tired of staring at the same four walls of your home office?
Saint Nick is on his way ….
Christmas is such an exciting time of year! The magic and suspense can really keep children on their toes. Will Santa reward them for good behaviour? Or maybe you have an entirely different custom in your home ... welcome to Belgium, where things are
The Many Lights of Christmas
Updated for 2019!
On Friday, 6th December 2019, the most wonderful time of the year starts in Ghent officially: the time of the year when twinkling decorative lights bring some respite from the incessant darkness and the sound of Jingle Bells on loop in shops threatens to
We are definitely spoiled for choice when it comes to breakfast and brunch places in Gent. Here you get a list of places to enjoy a breakfast and brunch in Ghent in the following categories:
We’ll also give you a small
What is the best way to get around in Ghent? By bike! With many bicycle paths and bike racks available in and around the city plus a relatively flat terrain, Ghent is the perfect city for biking.
In this post you’ll read about where you can buy, rent, fix and park