<span id="lblNoFrames"><h1>Cover_h.pdf</h1><br/>Resident August 2012 • 51The Flemish city of Ghent is creative and trendy with au courant shops, hip art galleries and plenty of those fantastic Flemish Foodie eateries. Everyone rides bikes here, even the stylishly dressed women in trench coats, scarves and ballet pumps.Stroll the center and take in the sights. Must sees are The Design Museum, Korenmarkt square with its popular cafes, Castle Gravensteen, St. Baafskathedraal and The Belfort all within walking distance. Offering a lunch of oysters, cod and panna cotta with chocolate at Restaurant Allegro Moderato, and a sublime dinner of shrimp and the freshest produce and local fish at Volta, those Flemish Foodies guaranteed my return. The Flemish town of Bruges is charming - small, medieval and romantic. Meandering canals with swans, winding streets, narrow cobbled lanes, ancient edifices, lace shops, artisan chocolatiers and quaint cafes hearken back to another era. That’s the beauty of Bruges. Sit back and enjoy the scenery on a canal ride, then walk to the Burg, a square lined with historic buildings. Visit the nearby Groeninge Museum for remarkable medieval paintings. An excellent lunch at Restaurant Zeno acquainted me with the regional cuisine and the ‘Flemish Foodies’ - young innovative chefs creating a sustainable, local, seasonal cuisine. Dinner of beef carpaccio, cod, and the freshest vegetables at ‘De Living’ was outstanding. The five-star deluxe Kempinski Hotel Duke’s Palace is truly regal with elegant rooms, original paintings, manicured gardens and The Duke’s art gallery in a palatial setting. For more information on these destinations and how to get there, visit:www.visitbelgium.com www.brusselicious.com www.visitflanders.us www.brusselsairlines.com/com/<br/></span>