I'm living off of bread and smoked salmon

Trip Start May 07, 2006
Trip End Nov 10, 2006

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

It is so expensive here that I have exclusively been eating out of the supermarket. I went to buy salami and saw that their smoked salmon is cheaper! I could buy almost twice the amount of salmon for almost the same price of salami. This cues into my next point, Norway has great fish. I have seriously been living off of salmon here. Bergen is right on the coast and is a fishing village, so they of course have a fresh seafood market for real cheap (I guess its all relative, but 3 salmon steaks and 3 smaller whole fish cost us 106 Kroner = 16 US dollars).

Yesterday, Gina, her sister Jill and I walked around Bergen the entire day checking out all of the sites and putzing around. It was a nice chill and relaxing day. We cooked a sweet ass dinner at the hostel with our seafood, damn good. By the end of dinner we had Ali, Josh, Gina, Jill, myself and a new German guy named German (its spelled the same way as the word German, but it is said differently) sitting around trying to get drunk off of our beer and some liquor that Ali and German threw into the mix. I think it did the job because we were all kind of buzzing and had a great time.

Today I did a day trip on a boat through the longest fiord in Norway, the Sognefjorden fiord. It was a beautiful boat trip. The weather worked out great (it rains 275 days out of the year on average in Bergen) and we had beautiful blue skies. On the boat I ate smoked salmon, I seriously have been eating a lot of it, its great.

Before catching an overnight train to Trondheim, German and I cooked ourselves another salmon steak dinner with salad. I think before this trip will be over I will be sick of salmon if it is at all possible.

Bergen by the way is an awesome city. University town (but no one is here because they are on vacation) that is extremely clean and is just plain beautiful. I think I may want to move here, seriously.
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