Visit to Ghent

Between Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2019, 9 Lions and some of their better halves met up with our old friends from our twin club in Voreifel near Cologne in Germany for another twinning weekend in Ghent.

The weekend started by catching the ferry from Dover to Calais and then driving to Ghent (however, one couple chose to travel all the way by train) where we stayed at the Hotel Gravensteen which was located in the heart of Ghent’s old town.

These twinning trips offer sightseeing, eating and drinking opportunities, but more importantly they serve to continue to help the fostering of good relations between ourselves and our twin club in Voreifel. Even though the weather tried to put a damper on things the weekend was still very enjoyable.

On the Friday evening we all met up at the Novotel where our German friends were staying. The Saturday morning saw us take a guided boat trip around the canals of Ghent where we learnt about the history of the beautiful historic city. Then in the evening we met up again at the Brasserie Pakhuis, where the atmosphere was absolutely buzzing and what a meal as well!