Bergen Love

Good morning!

I got back from a wonderful weekend in Bergen last night, and because I wanted to make the most out of the days I was there, I didn’t bring my laptop. But I’m back and ready to tell you all about the stuff I’ve been up to.

For as long as I can remember my family and I have visited Bergen so often it’s always felt like a second home, but now that I live in the US I seem to appreciate it even more. I’ve never been even the slightest fascinated by the nature, architecture or attractions Norway has to offer, but after having spent two years at the American prairie I’m able to see it through the eyes of a foreigner, and okay, I admit it, it is kinda beautiful.

The rural areas outside Bergen

So, to all my American readers: If you ever find your way to Norway, Bergen should be on your list of destinations, together with Oslo and Trondheim, of course.

I had a blast catching up with my grandparents and six of my cousins, and on Saturday I met up with my fellow Augie Viking, Karen! We went to a play at the National Stage Theatre, and enjoyed the beauty and weirdness of performing arts.

Throwing in a picture from last summer:

 

I also had the fortune of attending a conference with the “modern-day street preacher,” Todd White. As a Christian myself, I’ve actually been avoiding big Christian gatherings because I often find that the message gets lost in loads of mumbo jumbo, but not this one. It was amazing!

Then, once I got back, it was time for the Lavelle’s movie night, and on the menu was the sports drama Woodlawn. I’ve seen it before, but it’s so great I can see it again and again — another recommendation for y’all.

Today I have quite a few things on the agenda. I’m still in the midst of applying to film festivals for Over the Bridge, and now it seems like there will be a Norwegian screening of the film as well! I’ll get back with more info.

Have a blessed day,
Maria

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