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3 Favourite Sunsets of Mine

I love sunsets til the extent that they are a quintessential part of my travels! Observing how the sun casts an orangey glow onto a foreign scenery – be it buildings, lakes or mountains – is always magical. It envelops me in a moment of mystique, resulting in me feeling almost ‘zen-like’ and at one with the world.

Recollecting on the sunsets I witnessed during my travels, these 3 especially stood out:

1.  Mount Fløyen, Bergen 

Sunset from Mount Fløyen, Bergen

Sunset from Mount Fløyen, Bergen

I was already in a euphoric state of mind from visiting the magnificent Bergen fjords the day before. Adding to that, I rode a funicular for the first time to get to the top of Mount Fløyen. Seeing this gorgeous sunset over the lovely city of Bergen was the final icing on the cake! Hence, it is no surprise that this sunset appeared first on my list. Oh – and given the high cost of living in Norway – it was particularly satisfying to sip our orange juice costing 10 Norwegian Krone that we bought at the supermarket, while waiting for the sun to set :)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh (Bergen fjords)

Snow-capped mountain, Bergen

The Bergen fjords were one of the first places I visited in Europe and it captivated my heart the moment I set my eyes on it. Steep, pristine mountains protrude out from both sides of a narrow body of water. The crystal-clear water reflects and creates a mirror image of the snow-white mountains in its icy blue water. Simply majestic!

To me, the snow-capped mountains represent freshness. At the end of winter, the snow begins to melt and flows down in streams, where it can be collected and bottled into fresh mineral water.