15 August, 2010


shopping is great in bergen. no, really. and it's not even as expensive as one would be inclined to assume. especially now, during one of the many salg periods, the clothing prices easily undercut berlin's. there are quite a few boutiques around the city center that will offer fantastic deals, more than one h&m and, of course, everyone's favorite weekday.
new shirt, new haircut.

the two largest shopping centers in and around bergen are åsane storsenter and lagunen storsenter. while i haven't yet made it to the latter, the former merely embodies your generic western european mall, if it weren't for the aforementioned ikea, which still doesn't carry door stoppers.

DO #3: check out the little innvandrerbutikkene by the central bus station. for some reason these little immigrant stores are all in one place and, less surprisingly, offer essentially the same things: food from all over the non-western world. it's comparatively cheap, even stacked up to berlin prices, and best of all: they have ayran!

DON'T #3: waste your time by going to the fish market. well do it, but only once. it's noisy, expensive, full of tourists and it reeks. admittedly, the fish on display is quite impressive, so take some pictures and get out of there. i mean, 14 euros for a small fisk salat, who are you kidding?

i am in a little trouble since i saw this beautiful bike at den grønne sykkel yesterday. the place is a rundown warehouse, filled with second hand bikes. prices start at 900kr, which includes a thorough overhaul and even a warranty. do i buy it? will i even be able to ride it? how am i gonna get it home?

jules updated his photo gallery. check out some pictures of two white boys in shorts.

word of the day: solbrenthet (sonnenbrand)

1 comment:

  1. go and get that bike! and then you go and get a girl and the two of you cycle through bergen just like they do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Iiz4nGw8YQ (minute 3:11) sigh!