After five hours a bus and two ferries we arrived in Stavanger. The entire journey was marked by wind and rain. While I’m sure crossing the water on the ferries would normally be quite beautiful all we saw was grey and water. One of the risks of traveling in shoulder season of course, the weather may or may not cooperate. But if it does you are often blessed by the absence of other tourists. It was a gamble, and as the rain ravaged the sides of the ferry we were very uncertain how our luck would turn out Continue reading
Norway wasn’t really on our travel list, while we’ve long wanted to explore the country and famous fjords we figured it was out of our price range. But when we started looking at where to travel and found the Bergen City Marathon was on the first weekend of our trip we decided to brave the unpredictable weather and high costs and head north. While it may seem a bit odd to travel to Norway for a race (we both ran the 5k), we’ve traveled for less (aka that one time we flew to Denmark for lunch), and combining running and travel has been a lot of fun. We get to explore areas we normally wouldn’t, and jumping into a local race is a pretty unique way to explore a city.