Hotel Park Bergen
Travel Blogs from Bergen
... which was the house of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. We went on a guided tour of his house (in the pouring rain!) and saw the composing hut that he had purpose built looking out onto the fjords. We also saw the burial site of Grieg and his wife Nina, before attending a lunchtime concert of Grieg's piano music in the on site concert hall. The concert hall was really neat, designed specifically with Grieg in mind, there ...
... along some fantastic roads, with beautiful scenery. It was really nice
to enjoy the drive. The previous days we know were necessary to get here, but
they were quite tiring. But we're here! And it's lovely!
We stopped for a 'comfort break' at an
attractive little wooden chalet, with a grass roof, alongside a fjord. That was
until you got inside. It looked clean enough until you inhaled. Eeeurgh! But
needs must and ...
Well, we're in Norway. Our flight was delayed a hour and a half, but it doesn't matter as there isn't a boat for us to get on. It turned away from docking in Bergen because of bad weather and went back north to Trondheim. So we're parked at Bergen airport and they will fly us up to Trondheim later ...
... grabbed lunch at a Chinese restaurant we found on our way to the Leprosy Museum.
Yes, I did just say the Leprosy Museum.
Bergen used to have a leper's colony here that was home to a lot of leprosy research. Today, there are no lepers living there, and it has been turned into a grotesque museum. Some of the museum consists of exhibits and displays showing how the lepers lived. But several of the rooms where ...
... which the sliding door was closed at night by the journeyman. They slept two apiece in each bed, I suppose at least it kept them warm.
Lunch in a very cool little restaurant of fish soup, which they certainly have down pat in this part of the world.
Dinner later that night at the fish market, of oysters, mussels and king crab washed down with local beer... yum.