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Our trip is winding down, but we have a few adventures left.

We are in Bergen this week, a very charming city on the water – filled with cobblestoned streets, hidden alleys, and wooden houses.

Bergen Streets

And lots of hills.

Bergen Hills

Also lots of boats. They even have their own version of “Ego Alley” where all the sailors tie up – just like Annapolis.  So popular that they raft three or four across.

Bergen Boats

We’re back on our own with a one-bedroom apartment – up the hill about 5 minutes from the water.  A bit of a workout to get there, but with splendid views across the city.

Bergen Apt 2

The apartment is run by two sisters – To Sostre – who also have a guesthouse with single rooms.

Bergen Apt

Bergen Apt 3

We have a great balcony on a quiet street right by a market, pizza place, and soup café. Very handy.

Bergen Balcony

(You can see the local 7-11 down the street in the picture below!)

Bergen Apt View

And the views when the midnight sun hits the hillside are spectacular.

Bergen View Midnight Sun 2

After the mailboat schedule, we are looking forward to a low-key week and just seeing what unfolds.  (Also our salmon that we prepared on the Hurtigruten – join us to see how it turns out!)

Bergen View Midnight Sun



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