What defines a beautiful town? I struggled with Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. Visually it has a lovely seaport, as long as you don’t think about the whaling ships that probably dock here. I have to admit I was taken aback when I saw the free sample of whale meat in Bergen, Norway.
Here we chose not to do an official excursion from the ship, but rather to do things on our own. We got tickets and headed up the Funicular cable car for some stunning views of the city:
Then we headed to Byrggen, the old town and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We read somewhere this town is sinking, and it’s appearance would support that.
Finally the fish market where we found some of the best shrimp I have tasted sitting next to whale meat, rain deer sausage, whale sausage and pelts of fox, reindeer and seals.
The Greenpeace supporter in me was rather horrified, and before you ask – No, I did NOT try a free sample of the whale meat in Bergen. Would you?
Travel Counter: We are in the third month of our 250 day overseas adventure. We were actually in Bergen on June 12 as we were cruising on the MSC Opera, however we had no internet access on the ship
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