Spring has officially come to Bergen and it is gorgeous! Although, we had mostly amazing weather during the month of April, I felt like the flowers and trees were a little slow to bloom, compared to when I'm used to them blooming in the U.S. (Even John Hayden felt they needed a boost and was … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung!
God Påske! Happy Easter from Norway! Celebrating holidays for the first time in a different country that has their own unique set of traditions and customs has been interesting. For Christmas, I felt like we really had no problems keeping our American traditions and mixing in some Norwegian ones, but Easter has been a bit … Continue reading Easter in Norway
Bergen is often referred to as the Gateway to the Fjords, and even though we've taken a fjord cruise before on one of the smaller fjords outside of Bergen, Osterfjord, it didn't really sink in how much beauty surrounded Bergen until we set out on a little road trip. A friend we met here (from … Continue reading A Road Trip + Hardangerfjord
On Monday we took the Stoltzekleiven trail (which includes almost 800 steep stone steps, plus some wooden ones) up to Sandviksfjellet, which is one of the 7 mountains surrounding Bergen. We chose to walk all the way from our apartment to the trailhead, which was about 3.5 miles, then proceeded on after we got to … Continue reading Sandviksfjellet Hike
April has been gorgeous so far! We've had incredible weather with bright sunshine, blue skies, temperatures in the 50s, and hardly any rain. (And it's even supposed to be in the 60s some this next week! Yay!!) It has been so so nice after the long, dark, cold, and rainy winter. The leaves are taking … Continue reading Beautiful April + Some More Hiking
On one of our final days in York, we decided we wanted to see the English Countryside so we took a train about 30 minutes outside of York to the cute little town of Knaresborough. Even their train station was adorable with landscaping and bright flowers! Knaresborough is in North Yorkshire and was founded in … Continue reading York, England — Part 3
Our time in York, England, continued with visits to several museums and historical sites. Here are some more pictures from our trip with info about each of them. York’s train station had some cool architecture. Harry Potter fun fact: this bridge at York’s train station was where the scene of Hagrid and Harry walking across … Continue reading York, England — Part 2