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Bergen, Norway day 1

We arrived in Bergen on a cloudy, rainy evening. Since the weather was so bleh we dropped our bags off and headed to dinner at Klosteret Kaffeebar which was close by. They had a vegan burger which was okay. The patty was a bit mushy, but good and came with lots of spinach, cabbage, tomato, ketchup and a side of potatoes. 

Afterwards we just headed back to our room.

The next morning we woke up to beautiful sunny skies which was perfect for walking around and exploring. 


If you look at a map of Bergen you will see lots of water. There is this dock inlet with city on either side. 

And lots of hills






Bryggen 

There was a festival going on for Norwegian National Day

Bergenhus Fortress










Bergen Fortress was only engaged in battle one time, and that was because word did not reach them in time






Wandering around the city

The back of Bryggen




They have a funicular that goes to the top of the hill if you don't want to walk up (we were doing enough walking we didn't need to climb the hill as well)


From the top you have a great view out over the city








It is also forested and you can wander along paths on the top

To the lake

and watch the baby ducks!

It was really beautiful

If nothing goes right go left sign

Please don't scare the baby dinosaurs

My new bff



We got the front seat on the way down










Los Taco sign - Mexican food so authentic Donald Trump would build a wall around it. Love it!

Korskirchen


Lunchtime! More burgers. This time from Pygmalion. Super tasty! They had sweet chili sauce, hummus, bell peppers, tomato and lettuce on them and came with fries with herb sauce and it was super tasty. Oh and a side of hummus for the fries as well. 

View from lunch


After lunch we went in the church







And found lots of street art






Sculpture in the park by the lake Lille Lungegardsvann




Having a break by the lake










Views from the south side of the city














For dinner we went back to a Thai place we found in our wanderings - Siam Ratree Thai. Started with some tempura

Then a curry and a vegetable plate. It was alright, but nothing amazing


We decided to walk by the festival after dinner. And that was our first day in Bergen. I liked the city a lot. It was small enough that you could walk everywhere, had lots of water and hills to climb, the people were friendly, it was pretty great.

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