To be continued when I am back to Gent..
The first adventure day was cold with about 14 degree. We had to walk with wet feet under the rain. But I sweated a lot yesterday. It was about 24 degree with hot sun.
Anyway, it was a good experience. We managed to explore and see the smaller town of Belgium.
the reason the bus took another route that day
Mcdonalds on the way, we had our break there after collecting the parcel
finally the taxipost, place where I collected my parcel and still had to pay the 10euro.
Notice board with Dutch posters
My mum is always busy. =.=”
There are seven days in a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And I had classes on Mondays and Thursdays. As I estimated that it would take exactly a week for the parcel from Malaysia to reach Ghent, I said, “Please don’t send the parcel on these days.”
And since my mum is a super busy woman, she had been delaying days after days to deliver it. Well, I should have been grateful for her effort, but out of these seven days, she chose to send it on THURSDAY!! The parcel has arrived safely in Ghent, but no one was at home to receive it. And therefore, they left a slip to inform that if I wanted them to deliver it again, I would have to call and pay them 10euro. Thinking that it doesn’t worth to pay 10euro when I can cycle there, I decided to “google map” the post office location.
the route – approximately 15km
So, we decided to walk. After walking for about 30 minutes, we asked for direction and were told that it would take another 45 minutes to reach the destination by foot. So, we waited for the next bus and arrived in Aalst, another city in Belgium. ==” The bus took another route as indicated in the highlighted route above. Our destination was Wetteren.
So, we had to wait for another bus, standing for about 15 minutes under the rain, in the cold with 10-12 degree.
We boarded on the next bus and went thru all the small roads (the highlighted green area in the map above) that we didn’t even know where we were. There were only both of us in the bus. The bus then stopped at a bus stand in the middle of nowhere and the bus driver said that we had to get down there and wait for another bus. We were “lucky” that we manage to catch another bus that was the last bus. I couldn’t imagine what would happen if we missed the last bus. Moreover, we didn’t see any taxi.
What made the day worse was it rained the whole day. We had to walk with wet feet, freezing in the cold..
We got the tram back and headed straight to our Japanese friend farewell party. Alex bought a chair with 60 cent in their auction to clear their things.
Anyway, I decided not to give up and will have another adventure day to go there on Monday!!! We’ll cycle this time.