I just wanted to share that I’ve finally made it to Bergen, my new home! I studied here for three years before I moved to Chicago, and it has always been a favorite for me – and I’m noticing that it really makes a difference to move to a place that I already know a bit; to know where the grocery stores are, where the busses leave from, or how to get from one place to another! After a summer on the road, full of adventures and visits and summer-ness, it is nice to now have arrived, so to speak. It will still be a bit hectic for a while, as we look for a place to live, run errands of all kinds, and find jobs. I might be quiet for a bit.
In the meanwhile, I am absolutely loving walking around this town with its narrow “smau”, its cobblestones, its centuries old wooden houses, its hills, and its unescapable charm.