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Gent – the veggie capital of Europe

Gent is in many ways an innovative city. One of these ways is that the city has been supporting and promoting the consumption of less meat. Since 2009 the city supports “Donderdag Veggiedag”, meaning the active promotion of eating vegetarian for (at least) one day in a week. This also means that in all school …

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Gent & the light festival

Gent is the city I was born & raised in. It’s the city where Maarten studied at University. It’s the city where we both still work, the city of our beloved football team K.A.A. Gent & the city where our daughter was born. We have a bond with it. And we consider it our mission …

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Winter wonderland

Gent – the three towers Last Friday, when we drove home from work, it started snowing. We haven’t had much of a winter yet, but now the days are longing, King Winter decided to hop on by. I’ve been struggling the whole of last week on my bike, with harsh temperatures ranging from -6°C to …

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Sightseeing in our own city

We love to travel. Hell, I’d even say we live to travel. We love to go and explore. But, it doesn’t always have to be the other end of the world for it to be good. So, when the weather is great (toddler restriction: we don’t really enjoy heading out in 5°C and pouring rain …

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Every season has its glory…

… and so does fall 🙂 Today we went out on a beautiful, sunny day and took a pretty challenging 14,7 km walk near Gent. Challenging, because we are not walking alone: we had the dog (neverending energy, pulls his leash even after nearly 15 km!) along with us and a stroller with 13,5 kg …

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Capturing Gent by night

Lately I’ve been dragging my camera along pretty much the whole time. Lucky for me, I have a Canon Powershot A640 – so it’s pretty compact 😉 I’ve always liked taking pictures, but got really addicted when I got my smartphone a couple of years ago. Suddenly I had a camera on me all the time. …