Norway – Bergen – Fjords – Oslo

September 12, 2010

So we have completed the first leg of our Scandinavian tour – Norway.  After non stop traveling for nearly two days, we arrived in Bergen, a super quaint little town on the west coast.  I really loved this little city! It was right on the water and just had a very nice, small town feel with beautiful buildings and a good vibe.

Me in action!

This is where we took our fjord tour.  We sailed around for several hours on a big boat, braving the wind for pictures.  It was really lovely and the little towns along the way looked nice too.

After Bergen, we spent a couple of days in Oslo.  I didnt know that Oslo is so young, well Norway as its country for that matter.  I suck at history.  So it doesnt have as much of the old architecture we are used to seeing in European capitals.  Despite the extremely high prices, it is a fun city though with lots to see.  We had the pleasure of staying with our friends Carl and Karoline whom we met at Rachel and Thomas’ wedding in Paris (I will be posting that next!!).  They had the most beeeeeeautiful apartment ever, I really want to steal it.  They showed us around the city and took us to some great restaurants (thank you thank you thank you).  Here is one of the places we went to – the Opera House.  I love going to these because the architecture is so funky and creative.

You can walk up the roof (its a slope all the way up to the top) and theres random little steps along the way just for creative effect I think.  I did ok on the way up, but after snapping some pictures of the Oslo skyline at the top, on the way down, in typical Izzy fashion, I completely wiped out!! And I ripped a hole in the knee of my jeans! I cant believe that I just cant go anywhere without falling or tripping or slipping.  What will I do with myself.  You can find more stories and pictures on the travel blog.
Here is a shot of Martin and I enjoying the view from the Vigeland Sculpture Park. And one of Carl and Karoline.

Dont they look sweet? Well, they are. And I want to send them a BIG THANK YOU! For opening up their home to us and taking care of us.  They are expecting (hooray!) so Im not sure they will be able to visit us in Madrid, but I certainly hope so, so we can return the hospitality (and I can take some pictures for them!).


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