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
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
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
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.
There is nothing like walking in a forest in autumn. The leaves turn all shades of brown, yellow and red, the sunlight takes on that warm glow, and all you want to do is shuffle your feet through the fallen leaves like a child.
While Flanders is not exactly famous for
If you thought that the music festival season in Ghent finishes with the close of summer, you have obviously not been living here for long. Gentenaars do not let the seasons define their festival plans. Bridging the gap between the summer festive feeling and the usually rainy Film Fest Gent
Welcome to Ghent! Whether you came here for your bachelor, masters, PhD or internship, congratulations on making a very good choice. Belgium is a great country and this city in particular has a lot to offer.
My name is Lilas and I used to be an Erasmus student in Ghent.