Freaking out over Belgium

by Jon Sullivan - 2019-12-24

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Travel and accommodations for the Belgium trip in May are all finalized. Now to spend a few months panicking about my ability to pull it off.

We decided to add another day to the trip before the actual beer tour starts. Probably a good idea to get settled and rested before 10 days of non-stop pub crawl. So as soon as we land we'll head to Ghent for two nights.

Ghent isn't one of the tour locations. And it has some of the most classic Belgium photos. So an extra day there is going to be wonderful. I'm already lining up sunrise and sunset photos. As well as the obligatory 100+ incredible compositions around St Michael's Bridge.

One reason for panic is that we clearly don't have enough time. Even if we limit ourselves to the city center there is just too much. Too many photos, too much food, too much chocolate, too much shopping. The whole place seems to have been built for awesome eating and photos. And I doubt we're getting back here any time soon.

Panic reason #2 - I have no idea how to get from Brussels to Ghent and back. I'm sure there's great rail service. But how does that work? How do we get to the hotel? Are things in English? We're adults. I'm sure it's not insanely complicated. We should be able to figure it out. But until we're safely on the back on the beer tour, I'll be panicking.

Panic reason #3 - I'm not even sure I'm a good enough photographer to do this place justice. I'm sure some think that sounds silly. But this trip will have some of the best photo opportunities I've ever been to. Coming back with just average photos will break my heart. Maybe I put too much pressure on myself. Oh well.

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