Episode 26 - Bergen, Norway


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In this episode, we discussed our four-day excursion to Bergen, Norway. Bergen is Norway's second biggest city with a population of around 265,000. It's an "under the radar" city, so we thought we'd check it out before returning to our apartment in Prague from a visit home in New York! We were both pleasantly surprised by what we found in Bergen.

In this episode, we talked about our trip to Bergen and what we did there, including things like:

  • Why we went to Bergen, Norway and not another more well-known place, like Oslo
  • Lille Lungegårdsvannet-- the first view we saw in Bergen and how it made us fall in love with Bergen right away
  • Walking around Bergen, which can be brutal with all of the hills, plus the frigid cold in winter, but rewarding with its views!
  • What the Bergen Card is and why it's vital for seeing the sights in Bergen
  • The fjord cruise experience, our discount, and why it was one of the best things we've ever done! Yes-- ever!
  • Some must-try foods in Bergen, like fish cakes, fish soup, and reindeer sausage, and where to get them
  • How expensive Bergen, Norway really is (yup, it's nightmare-ishly expensive)
  • The Bryggen (traditional and adorable homes on the water)
  • Riding a funicular up Mount Fløyen and admiring panoramic views of the city
  • Why traveling around the city on a Sunday is brutal, especially when you have a full bladder and need a bus to get to civilization and toilets!
  • Gamlehaugen castle and why we think it would be much better viewed in summer than in winter
  • Where to find the most picturesque traditional homes in Bergen
  • Public transportation and how easy it is
  • The aquarium and why the walk there from the center was one of our favorite strolls of all time

And much more! If you'd like to learn more about our trip to Bergen, Norway, see pictures, find out specific restaurants and other stuff we went to, just check out the blog post here!

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