Bergen, Life

Kyrkjetangen – A Haven Nearby

September 20, 2014

Last Saturday, I did something brave: I took the bus to my sister’s and borrowed her bike for the week. I then biked home thinking I’d do just fine uphill—something I was clearly wrong about. I ended up having to push the bike for at least a third of the way back. Apparently, there was an easier route by the water, but I opted for Google Maps’ quickest route which didn’t turn out to be the quickest one after all, considering the uphill streets.

The intention was to bike at least every day of the week. I clearly overestimated my motivation for fitness. I’m on call for work at a kindergarten nearby, so I wasn’t sure which days I’d have free. I’m new to a 9-5 job, and I must say: it drains the energy out of you. (Out of me at least, and I don’t even work every day!) I don’t get how fit people, who work daily, are able to muster extra energy to work out after (or before) hours. I sure take my hat off to them!

Anyhow, I ended up having Monday and Thursday free. I haven’t mastered the art of cherishing free days yet, so Monday went to waste in terms of giving myself a ‘breather.’ So last Thursday, I knew I needed to give myself some me-time, and I spontaneously treated myself to a quick bike ride to a haven nearby: Kyrkjetangen.

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Bergen, Life

Autumn in Old Bergen + The Discovery of its Coziest Café

September 6, 2014

• autumn blooms by Solstrand Interiør •

On this gloomy Saturday, my younger sister and I decided to take a trip into the city. Instead of hanging around the modern area, we decided to walk along Bergen’s old streets—along Hollendergaten and Lille Øvregate, to the left of Bergen’s beloved Bryggen (the wharf). And if it wasn’t for the smell of newly baked cinnamon rolls, we wouldn’t have chosen this very cozy bookshop café to settle down for lunch, dessert and a cup of chai latte …

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Bergen, Life

Bergen So Far

September 4, 2014

Good morning! ♥ It’s just before 7am over in Bergen, and I’m lying in bed, on newly changed sheets. The window is open and I can hear cars rushing through the highway down by. The air is cold this morning. Thank goodness I have a scarf. I’ll be walking to work in 40 minutes, and today is going to be intense: I’ll be working a total of thirteen hours today. The first eight hours are going to be enjoyable as I’ll be spending the day looking after toddlers. The last five, however, I’ll have to rush into (thankfully halfway home), mopping dirty classroom floors. I’m not complaining; I prefer being busy like this.

I wish I had gotten this new theme, though, when I had nothing to do other than chores to fill up my days with activity. Do you like this new theme so far? I really love how the photos are so huge! (I still have lots of tinkering to do!) It makes me want to get into photography again. I really regret not brining my SLR! I’ve been relying on my phone’s camera these past months, you see. The quality may not be the best, but it beats having to wear a heavy camera around my neck. I can’t wait to go on photography-walks to show you the beauty of Bergen!

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