Happy Friday! It’s the labour day long weekend for us in New South Wales so lots are happening! I’m excited.
Today I’m going to bring you to Bergen, Norway where Mr M and I were visiting just a few months ago. Frankly speaking Bergen wasn’t sitting on top of our priority list due to limited time but we decided to make our way there anyway for a special reason. A great childhood friend of mine currently resides in Bergen with her happy little family and I simply could not pass up the opportunity to say hello, seeing that I had already traveled that many miles. I never regretted a single bit. It was so nice to feel the other person’s presence again, something that Skype or text messages or what have you could never ever compensate for. My dear friend fed us with local delicacies like fish soup and brown cheese known as brunost and I am still PINING for it!
Bergen is a really picturesque city and it’s also known as the ‘City of Rain’ or ‘Seattle of Europe’ (just for the Americans ;)). We were more than convinced when ample rainfall greeted us with opened arms upon arrival. We booked ourselves a nice little cottage via Airbnb which I felt was a great decision seeing how expensive hotels were. Oh have I mentioned that everything in Norway was outrageously expensive? Sydney is expensive but Norway is double or triple of that. Go figure.
These photos were taken outside our cottage and that little girl in the background is our host’s daughter. Almost everyone in that part of the world looks like goldilocks with luscious blonde hair and ultra good looks!
I didn’t have an ounce of makeup on my face because I gave up looking good by then. I don’t know about you but for me, it was really hard to care about cosmetics when I slept so little. I was running out of clean clothes too so I threw on whatever I had left. I think I’ve mentioned this before but the trick I found most useful when packing my suitcase was to pack things that complemented each other no matter what kind of pairings were done. There’s less of a chance to get caught out by doing that. Shirts are a must especially when traveling into a colder climate. They are extremely versatile and could be dressed up or down.
This pink Kikki K leather travel wallet (see mint/baby blue version) was one of my best purchases last year. It kept me extremely organised and was big enough to fit currencies, cards and documents. Knowing where things are is essential for stress-free travel! I find it quite funny that I’m flashing you all my pink items the last few weeks when I openly said that I’m not that big on this colour. I’m still holding on to that belief until I start to prove myself wrong!
What are some useful tricks that you’ve acquired when traveling?
Have a wonderful weekend people! Keep smiling 🙂
Photography| Mr M