Getting some foodWell now that I have made it to Bergen it is time to get settled in, find my way to work, pick up some groceries, and start functioning on a day to day level. One of the very first things I did was set out to find a place to buy food. Well it didn't take me long as the closest grocery store was 800 feet away from my apartment. The grocery store is small but it has a lot of the basics and definitely whatever I will need to sustain myself. If I need anything extra I will go to some larger stores.
|Everything else too|
|Hey its Disney's fro... wait frost?|
I can't believe how convenient that store is. However one thing that I was warned about is how expensive food is in Norway. I paid about 500 NOK and walked away with two plastic bags of just basic stuff. 500 NOK equals about $66.
Going into work
I didn't waste any time getting into work. Arrive on a Wednesday evening and in work on Thursday morning. My employer and I felt that we had wasted enough time waiting on work permit stuff so the sooner I could get into the office the better. I will not have a car here in Bergen so I have two options to get into work. One, Take the bus into the center of the city and then the tram out to where I work (30-40 min). Or two walk (40-45 min). I decided to walk just to gauge how difficult it will be and see how it goes. The weather since I have been here has been the high 30's low 40's and with a nice jacket is super easy to walk in. I will walk and maybe get a bike when the weather is warmer and if it is inclement outside then I will take the public transit. The photos below are from my journey on the walk back so they are in reverse order.
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|I work next to an Audi dealership! Maybe I can get a test drive.|
|Main road I work off of.|
|Ulriken Mountain in the background|
Bergen is known as the city among The Seven Mountains. It is surounded by 7 mountain tops so there is always one in sight.
|Plenty of hills to go around!|
|Pano view along the way home|
|You can see houses on the hill sides across the port.|
|Panoramic view from a church.|
|Thought this was a cool building|
|Can see 3 of the mountains in this shot.|
|Another Panoramic view along the way home.|
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