Sorry for the long time between posts here. I had spent a lot of time out at the shipyard and away from a computer. I haven't been able to spend as much time exploring as I would have liked but this post will cover a few more of the interesting things I have seen / noticed while in Bergen and Songefjord.
A few more Bergen things:
I have found my current favorite (widely available) beer in norway. Hansa is a Bergen based brewery and this IPA you can find in most grocery stores.
|A rubber duck in the underground walkways|
|A tram stop. I guess I am not that far from home after all.|
In total I spent three weekends in a row at the shipyard so that is where the majority of my time was going. But I snapped a few photos.
So as everyone has told me, food is more expensive in Norway. I have definitely noticed this in the grocery stores since I have been here but for the most part it has seemed relatively reasonable. Well that all changed when my colleague Dag and I went to McDonald's on our way out to the shipyard. I ordered a 2 Mcdouble meal (2 mcdoubles, med fry, med drink) and it came out to $16. To be honest I was quite shocked... I mean actually shocked haha. I would never even consider paying that much for fast food in the states. Its funny how McDonald's was the only metric of food price index that got through to me.
|127 KR or 16 USD... What?|
After the work was done at the shipyard I took a ferry and a bus back to Bergen. This is the dock for the ferry at Rysjedalsvika where we caught the only ferry back to Bergen for that day.
Once home I did what any good American would do. I sat down with some food, beer, and watched House of Cards. Thank god for Netflix, is all I have to say!
|What a good show!|
|I also checked out the pizzeria that is 150 m away from my house. Not the best but pretty darn convenient.|
Thats all for this post but I have another one coming real soon!