Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Best City

If I were a judge on a contest called "Best City of the World", Gent, Belgium would win hands down. I wouldn't even have to think for a second.

I first visited Gent two years ago on my first trip to Belgium and as soon as I got off the train I felt like home. There was something in the air that said "Welcome" and I loved it so hard, I didn't want to leave.

I had a chance to go back a few days ago, and loved it just as much. It felt almost better than the first time, even though you wouldn't expect to recapture that same joy. I even confessed to my sister, over the famous Belgian fries (did you know they claim they are the true inventors of the French fry? based on the taste, I kind of believe it) that I plan to own property there in ten years.

She said "You do realize you'll be only 29, and perhaps not afford several houses?". I replied simply "I'll buy my first home here then." And I do intend it. Truly.

My pictures don't really do it justice, because it was already evening and what you're seeing are slightly edited versions, to add some light, but if you ever have a chance to visit, don't hesitate. It's wonderful. It's A+ and then some.

Gent is really nice - not overly big, but big enough, fashiony, young, vibrant, cultural, pretty. It's got everything.

What about you, friends? What's your favourite city?


  1. so, so pretty! i'd love to travel there :)

    i quite like san francisco

  2. I didn't visit so many cities to find my fav!

    ps: thank you! you're just too kind;)

  3. Ik was in de meivakantie in Gent, het is er inderdaad heel erg mooi!

  4. mooie foto's! Parijs vind ik geweldig!

  5. I don't blame you for wanting to buy a house there. It looks incredibly beautiful!
    Alexandra Grecco

  6. umm my favorite city so far is london,but after seeing these beautiful photos,i'd die for a visit to gent!xx

  7. What a beautiful city, I've never heard of it! Following you back. :)

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  8. These pics are amazing!
    The city look beautiful!
    My fave city?I would go with London and NY. :)



  9. These are great photos. They are getting me excited for a European vaycay i'm taking next year with my mom and sister! Geez to pick a fav city is so hard. I love traveling but if I had to pick it would be Caracas Venezuela!

  10. it looks like a gorgeous city! you said the pictures don't do it justice, i would love to see it in person then, it must be amazing! :D


  11. beautiful photos!!! that city is so amazing!!! thanks so much for your sweet comment and for following!!! im following your wonderful blog now too :)


  12. Mooie foto's! Ben zelf nog nooit in Gent geweest, moet er misschien maar eens van komen :) ... Mijn favo steden zijn London, Lissabon en New York .. En Amsterdam ;)

  13. gorgeous pictures :D I visited Gent a few years ago and I fell in love as well. As to my favourite city...it has to be Edinburgh. I just felt like I belonged, which is why I'm moving there a year from now for Uni :)

    Great, interesting take on travel posts :D

    Awesome blog!

    xxx irinja (1milliondresses.blogspot.com)

  14. 2 years ago, I visited Brügge in Belgium! It was beautiful! People said it is very similliar to Gent! xoxo


  15. Oh I just got back from styling a trip in Europe and I didn't get to go to Belgium and I was so sad I missed out!! Your pictures are beautiful!! kisses from Australia. xx mandy


  16. You have such a great blog! I love it!

    my favorite city till now it's Split from Croatia. <3


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