Caravans in Ghent, Belgium
Overmere Donk is Belgium’s second largest lake. Part of it is a natural reserve. On the other side of the water, it’s all about tourism, but the poor man’s version. It has everything the seaside offers: expensive boat rentals, lousy restaurants, noisy game halls and many many campgrounds. The range of caravan and trailer parks is impressive, the total lack of urban laws inspiring.
Place you live: Ghent, Belgium
If someone was visiting what must they do? Start the day with a flea market, have brunch at Simon Says, go for a stroll or take the boat through the medieval center and finish with a Roomer at the Vlasmarkt.
A perfect meal? Cheese Egg Frites at Martino’s
A little known fact? Let’s quote Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for 2011: “Here’s a secret within a secret: Ghent might just be the best European city you’ve never thought of visiting, in a country that continues to be criminally overlooked.”