First off, a few disclaimers… for the next week or so, I’ll be sharing about our trip to Belgium. If you like my blog, but don’t want to hear about it, no worries and this is your heads up. Secondly, I write about our trips because if I didn’t, I’d never remember them myself. And finally, all of the pictures I’ll share were not taken on my big beautiful camera, but on my iPhone 6. So, the quality is what it is. Now that I’ve cleared all that up, here goes…
In case you were wondering, it takes about 16 hours to travel from New York to Belgium. Granted, we did have extra time at both airports, so you could probably technically do it quicker. But door to door, that is how long it took us to get here. We flew a red eye to London and then had a quick hour flight to Belgium. Also I should also clarify that the “we” here, is just Jeremy and I. Our amazing family friends offered to hang with our kids for the week and we totally took them up on it.
Once we reached Brussels, we got our rental car and Jeremy put his innately good manual driving skills into gear and safely drove us about an hour to Ghent. He had found us a great priced hotel online and when we walked in, we were delighted to see it was a little quirky but also incredibly beautiful.
Also, instead of your traditional one room, we somehow ended up with a four room suite, including a study room, bedroom, sitting room and an extra full bathroom.
I say “extra full” because it has two sinks, a bidet, a huge tub and a shower. And it just looks weirdly fun and fancy. If you ever need a place to stay in Ghent, I’d totally recommend this one.
After settling in at our hotel, we did go out and walk around a bit.
We ended up eating at a fun little Sushi place though neither of us got sushi. Inspired by watching “Crazy Rich Asians” on the plane ride here, I opted for the dumplings, and Jeremy chose the chicken teriyaki. Both were fantastic.
Our walk back was stunning. Well, except for the parts where the streets didn’t have lights, but don’t tell my mom because she’ll worry about that. We enjoyed the sights and arrived back at our hotel safe and sound. All in all, it was a great first day and I’m looking forward to sharing more adventures tomorrow.