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From Bergen to Newcastle

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

After Bergen, my next destination was the UK (specifically Newcastle) by way of the MS Queen of Scandinavia. The ~28 hour journey gave me a chance to enjoy the views of the North Sea and catch up on some homework.

Sunrise over the North Sea.

Doing some homework over a tasty all-you-can-eat seafood buffet.

MS Queen of Scandinavia at Newcastle’s port.


Sunday, March 9th, 2008

In order to get better acquainted with the Norwegian culture, I utilized the CouchSurfing netvork to not only find a couch to sleep on, but also to meet a number of other CouchSurfers for conversation, drinks, and lefsa. Below are some photos from Bergen!

Brynjar and Julie (one of my hosts) playing in the leaves on our tour of Bergen.

Watching a concert in the underground Hulen concert hall.

Bergen, with more typical weather.

The (expensive!) nightlife in Bergen at Rick’s.

Brann, Bergen’s soccer team, won their first championship since 1963.  So, there was a parade!

Brynjar and I cooking up some salmon pasta during my last night in Bergen.

Henriette (my other host), her boyfriend, and their cat after the salmon dinner.

From Dublin to Bergen

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Blah, sorry for the lack of posts. Time for the finale of Eurotrip II.

After Dublin, my next destination was Bergen, Norway after a (very) short night spent in Oslo. My objective of visiting Norway was to both get a taste of the scenery over the six hour train ride from Oslo to Bergen and then to experience the culture by hanging out in Bergen for a few days.

The fog that caused our Ryanair pilots to abort the landing in Torp, Norway before trying again a few minutes later.  Quite alarming.

On the way to Bergen.

The glacier near Finse, which was the highest point on our way to Bergen (1222 meters).

The fjords near Bergen on an unusually clear day.

Eurotrip II

Monday, December 10th, 2007

From October 23 – November 3, I traveled solo on my second major trip through Europe. Over 11 days, I managed to visit four countries (Ireland, Norway, Scotland, and England), explore a monument older than the pyramids, experience an aborted plane landing, meet new people through CouchSurfing, sail across the North Sea, celebrate Halloween in Edinburgh, and spend a night on the streets of London. My goal is to have Eurotrip II blogged before Christmas.

Eurotrip II

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

The mid-semester break has arrived! Tomorrow I leave for Ireland, followed by Norway and the United Kingdom. Stay tuned!