Bikes in Ghent

This is the bike parking lot outside of the train station in Gent. Seriously. And it’s only one of several. How in the world do you find a spot in the first place and then how in the world do you know where it is when you return. And where the hell are all these people? In the parking lot of a large mall, say, Bayshore, there are people walking around. There was NOT ONE PERSON in this bike park. 

And the streets are paved with cobble stones. Riding a bike cannot be enjoyable. A city of masochists.