We docked today in Bergen. George headed to the drive around followed by a walking tour in Bryggen. I have been here several times before and elected to skip all of the above in favor of walking a new section of the city and finding a nice cafe. The InfoPoint person I talked to recommended the Opera Cafe as a location she frequents when she is free-lancing. On the same side of the harbor and up the hill (which is opposite the side on which we docked), it was easy to find. The brownies are good, the latte was excellent and the wifi, tho not blazing was more than fast enough for me to be happy. There are a significant number of tourists in town secondary to other ships in port including Serenade of the Seas, Costa Favulosa, MSC Opera… At least it is not like Alaska where there are more passengers than town’s resident.
(shall we leave aside the fact that an audiobook I have on pre-order was released today as well as three ebooks on hold from the public library? I should be a more than happy camper tomorrow with reading material).
Surprising for me, I even left my camera on the ship in favor of hauling along electronics to update. Wifi was not functional for the first few days of the voyage and is extremely expensive now – a higher cost effectively than smart use of data over AT&T if you can imagine.
I’m off to find George. We are at sea tomorrow and disembarking in Copenhagen on the 16th. As it turns out, I don’t get my day in Copenhagen. The return reservations which were supposed to be made for the 17th were made for the 16th. Would have been smart of me to double check prior to booking a hotel for the 16th…