Disclaimer: Due to the number of comments that have been received it has been felt necessary to clarify that this trip is in no way based on "The Long Way Round" which the authors of the trip were not aware and nor was it first broadcast of at the time at which this trip was drunkenly conceived. The authors of this trip would like to distinguish their intended trip from the journey undertaken in "The Long Way Round" in that unlike Charlie Borman and Ewan McGregor they are not experienced riders (they have both only been riding motorbikes for just over one year), they are not receiving sponsorship and they will not have a support crew with them at any point on the journey. Just to avoid any further confusion it has been thought that it would be helpful to point out that Tom Horovitch and Peter Caley are both fictional characters and are not famous film stars.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ghent, Belgium - 276 miles from London

After we had left De Panne we headed further into Belgium and happened across Ghent pretty much by accident. Wandering around the town we were struck by what a lovely place it was; it seemed to be very relaxed and this is probably attributable to the fact that there is a large universtity there. In fact it turned out that Ghent University is Belgium's equivalent of Oxford or Cambridge and certainly the place had some of the feel of both those cities. Since the weather was so good and the town so welcoming, we felt no inclination to leave the place in a hurry, a decision made easier by our finding a small funky hotel on a converted barge on one of Ghent's many canals.
Written by Peter.


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