September 7th, 2015

Today was officially our last day in Bergen on the trip. Tomorrow morning we head out on a Fjord cruise and train ride to Oslo, Norway.

This morning we moved out of the Skansen Pensjonat and into a new hotel for the night, the Marken Gjestehus. We really enjoyed our time at the Skansen and highly recommend it to anyone that may find themselves in Bergen anytime soon.

After we checked into our new hotel we decided to go back to the top of Bergen. However instead of taking the tram up we decided to hike. We’ve come to the realization that we need to be putting in some serious prep to get ready for our basecamp hike. So we hiked up then back down, we’ve managed to get in roughly 22,623 steps today.

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We also managed to decide on a souvenir for our stops. We’re going to be collecting postcards from the places we visit. Given the number of places we plan to visit it seemed like the best option in terms of being easily transported and something that wouldn’t bust our budget. We still plan on collecting a few additional souvenirs on the way that “we must have” because we’re sure there will be a few.

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Also for those of you who were wondering, we were able to locate a grocery store and we’ve decided that will be the way to go for our meals moving forward, it is significantly cheaper than eating out. Whenever possible we plan to make our own meals, which means we’ll have lots of fun shopping and not being able to read any of the labels for the foods we’re purchasing!

Off to bed for us! We have an 8 AM boat to catch.

Happy Travels!

Ryan & Melissa