18 Sep Ghent, Little Gem of Flanders
There’s something moving in the beauty of Ghent, a little gem of Flanders that should be included in every itinerary through Central Europe.
Wandering through Ghent, once I reached Graslei and Korelei the perfect beauty left me speechless.
The city is full of awesome corners and beautiful old buildings, but once I reached Graslei and Korenlei, the perfect beauty that appeared in front of my eyes left me speechless. It was like seeing a painting by one of the famous Dutch artists, only it was real. The rays of sunshine filtering through the clouds only added to the charm of this unique spot, one of those images that will remain deeply impressed in my memories.
I was excited to discover Ghent but would never have suspected to see such a wonderful and vibrant city, a place where art – under all its possible forms – feels at home. I was lucky to assist to ‘Odegand‘, the opening event for the Ghent Festival of Flanders, celebrating music of the world. During the entire day, Fado, Jazz, Classical, Flamenco and many more musical genre are performed in the most beautiful venues throughout the city until the peak moment: the evening music and lights performance at Graslei and Korelei, followed by spectacular fireworks.
Note: I was kindly invited to discover the awesome city of Ghent by Visit Flanders. However, my enthusiasm is uniquely the result of drinking excellent beer 🙂
Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.