Eatyourkimchi in Norway: Day 1!
So for those of you that have been wondering where we have been, and why there aren’t many movies we’re putting up, that’s because we’re currently not in Korea. In fact, we’re writing this blog post from Paris, France! Due to all the differences in internet speeds and all the traveling we’ve been doing, we haven’t had a block of time long enough and internet connection reliable enough to upload our day one Europe adventures, but today is that day!
Our mini-European adventures all began in Norway and, let’s just say, what a totally lovely first stop we’ve had! Despite there being a little blip upon landing with two pieces of our luggage going missing and Martina forgetting her passport AT the lost luggage desk, it was all nicely resolved when the airport found our luggage that night and Martina’s passport was brought to the airport Police the next day where she picked it up! PHEW!!! Otherwise we’d probably be writing this blog post from Norway without having left the country yet.
The night we arrived in Norway we were met by a lovely welcoming party at the airport all decked out in traditional Norwegian clothing and waving little white Eatyourkimchi flags! EIII!! How awesome! The first thing we noticed as soon as we stepped outside was the clean yummy smelling air (which Seoul does severely lack) and so we acted like weirdo dog people and smelled the air like crazy. Seriously. It’s something people take for granted, but we spent the first ten minutes outside talking about how clean the air was.
Luckily, our Norwegian greeting party from Omona didn’t abandon us right there and then at the airport. Hahaha! But seriously, we were a little bit crazy after sleeping for just one hour in Seoul and then getting up for a 10 hour flight, then a three hour stop over in London’s Heathrow Airport, and another two more hours flying to Norway. The travel crazies are hilarious. *LONG STARE starts drooling*
Okay, so we only had one day before our meet and greet, so in that day we had to get back to the airport to pick up Martina’s passport, and then we had the chance to see a bit of downtown Oslo. Did all of you living in Oslo notice all the SONE signs? So Norway’s big into SNSD then? GET IT!? GET IT!??? “Sone” means…”walk” I think, or something? They looked like walk signs.
Also, we notched that Oslo is a very dog friendly country. We were really jealous of all the dogs indoors and on public transportation. Also, thanks to the Omona organizers, had a chance to try some traditional Norwegian food which a lot of Norwegian people may not have even tried, such as Reindeer Stew (I’m sorry Rudolph), Sheep with Cabbage and Mini-Potatos (not lamb), and Seafood Soup. It was all really fantastic! We also tried some skollybolly, which I’m sure I misspell and mispronounce: it’s this ring of bread with coconut flakes on it and a cream in the middle of the ring. It was great!
But, errr, Norway is pretty freaking expensive. I guess it’s manageable if you live in Norway and earn salary in Norway, which would match the cost of living there, but I saw Snickers bars in vending machines that cost five US Dollars. HO-LEE-SNAP. We wanted to get some water, but then when we saw that it cost four bucks a bottle, we split one between ourselves…for the next two days.
Anyhow, in the video we also included our new travel Bingo game. We found that our travel videos are mostly us just eating stuff. Why not have a game that we can play as well? So we thought of this, and it’s keeping us pretty entertained. We’re in Paris now and we’re still not done yet. But one of us is close! We’ll keep posting videos of our travel and hopefully you’ll soon see who wins :D
Our next video should be of the Norway event. Unfortunately, the main file of us going on stage got corrupted. OH GOD! We’re trying to fix it so we can show you what it was like. But you’ll see us having fun the day of as well. Stay tuned for more, by clicking on this pretty button right here: