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Travel Blogs from Bergen
... trying to eat on a budget in Scandinavia, I returned this time with an arsenal of new tricks. Though I never knew exactly when I would return to Scandinavia, I've trained hard the past six years to prepare for that day.
The first stage of training was to learn the ancient Japanese art of being to able to expand your stomach to the point that you can store at least three days' worth of food. This training regimen was grueling, and involved many ...
... area is very interesting actually, with all the old wooden houses that lean in on each other. I can't remember exactly how many, but the old wharf of Bergen suffered countless numbers of fires over the years, until they realized they'd probably best not build with wood anymore ... But they kept one section for conservation/preservation (and for tourism too, I guess), so if you're in Bergen, I'd check it out. After that tour, a few of us, based on the recommendation ...
... spruce trees with no gum trees in sight. We ended up at a fortress from the Middle Ages and perused some shops. Doesn't sound like much but we spent much time walking and exploring. We also didn't end up buying that small jar of caviar for $170 dollars from the fish ...
... away my satnav starts shouting at me and
wanting me to do a U-turn. Sure enough I have taken the wrong exit!!
What has happened is that the tunnels ahead are closed and a diversion has
been put up. The traffic coming the opposite way is hell and I know I am going
to have to u-turn and face it all again back to that roundabout.
Sure enough back I go in all the traffic and finally back onto the E16.
After about 20 or so miles I am ...
... particularly Santas. Very tempted to buy some of the very Norwegian ones, but alas they won't fit in the bags.
Will explore further tomorrow. The museum of leprosy is on the list. This will be one in a million.
One thing we did get a chance to see was the Bryggen, a set of Hansetic League warehouses that last burnt down and were rebuilt in the 17th century. Wooden buildings, wooden streets, a fireman's dream.