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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


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!


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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