Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Yesterday (referring to the 25th) was totally nuts. It was my busiest day yet in terms of work. It was a lot of the familiar stuff - running errands, making trips to the post office, sorting files, etc... I also was charged with making about 400 laminated "Festival Artist" passes, which took a long time. At the end of the day, I got to go see a performance of Jon Fosse's Todesvariationen, a tragic play, at the Bergen theatre. Fosse's plays are performed around the world, and this particular one was performed by a group from Zurich, so I got to see it in German. The play was absolutely fantastic, and I would have to make it my second favorite play I've ever seen. (First still goes to Shaffer's Equus, which I saw performed in Chapel Hill years ago.) Anyway, today I am taking it a little easier, since this my last day in Bergen. In a few hours I am going to go hiking in the mountains with a friend I met here.
Other than that, I have a lot of organizational stuff to take care of. Exciting news: After making some calls using the phone here, I successfully reached the bus service in Stryn. The sixth number to which I was referred finally landed me with someone who could answer my questions, and I know now that I will at least be able to make it to the campsite at the base of the mountain (180 ft). From there, I will need to find someone with which to hitchhike to the Ski center (3600 ft.) where I will rent ski gear and take the ski lift to the top of the mountain (5200 ft.) Finding a ride shouldn't be too tough because the Folven camp site pretty much exclusively serves skiers at the ski center.
All of this skiing business doesn't happen until June first, but I have to figure this stuff out now because I don't think my hostel in Fl
Sunset at 11:15