Stavanger, Norway Day 1 & 2
We left Bergen after breakfast and took a bus to Stavanger! The bus did go on some ferries since there is a ton of water all over the place
And it was nice to get out of the bus for a bit
Once we reached Stavanger we got checked in then went out to explore. I really liked Stavanger even though it was kind of an odd place. It is a cruise port so was busy on cruise days, but the people that lived there all seemed to be incredibly angry. People would glare at us as we walked around, they seemed to glare at everyone, we saw so many fights for no apparent reason, it was odd. But I still really enjoyed our time there. We had scheduled in more time there because we were hoping for a good weather day to hike Pulpit Rock, but we didn't get it. Probably just as well since my knee was not good.
We noticed right away that there was street art everywhere! Note: there will be a lot of street art photos from Stavanger. Like mostly pictures of street art/graffiti. Because they love it there. They have a street art festival every year and we would definitely go back for that. So enjoy!
And we found a weird industrial park on the water that was pretty cool
We went to an asian place for dinner and had noodles.
Then went for some tea at Efendi. I loved this place. The guy who owns it seems to open whenever he feels like it, but he was so fun. He would talk your ear off and joked with everyone and knew people who had been in before. It was great.
The next morning - another grey day
We explored a bit os Stavanger old town where all the buildings were painted white
We got some lunch at Cafe Diem as we couldn't find much else open. A sandwich with roasted veggies that was okay. And it started really raining while we were eating so we decided to go see a movie - X-Men Apocalypse has just come out. The theatre's systems were down so it was a bit chaotic, but we got popcorn and the movie for way less then it would have been! They were just doing cash and made everything even numbers so win!
After the movie it has stopped raining so more exploring
I was looking up the street art festival once we got home and how it works is that you can donate a wall and someone will put something on it during the festival. You don't know what it will be, but most of these huge pieces were from past festivals. The only rule is you have to keep it up for at least a year (though most of these are older than that)
For dinner we went to Mama Africa which I really enjoyed, but Raymond was just so so on. Dinner came with veggies, black eyed peas, sauce, plantains, and noodles
or rice. I thought it was delicious! I would definitely go back. Raymond not so much...
Then back to Efendi for more tea! The guy remembered us and was joking that our seat was taken because where we had sat the day before was indeed occupied. I loved this place.