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Eatyourkimchi in Norway: Day 1!

October 10, 2013

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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:

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  1. As someone else already said (In Swedish I think) , Denmark, Sweden and Norway are the only countries in Scandinavia. If it was all 5, why even bother to call it Northern Europe then? It’s true though. Try google it.:D

    3 years ago
    • It is somewhat difficult to define, which countries belong to Scandinavia, as the term is used in many different ways. When talked about geographical Scandinavia, the countries in it are Sweden, Norway and a part of Northern Finland. When talked about linguistic Scandinavia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland belong to it. There is also historical Scandinavia, which includes Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark.
      Not to forget, that different countries have different views on which countries belong to Scandinavia… :P
      But anyways :D I hope the full EYK crew is able to visit many European countries if (hopefully when) they come to Europe again!

      3 years ago
  2. Thank you Slartibartfast for making such wonderful fjords! :P

    3 years ago
  3. Norway, Sweden, Amsterdam and Poland… which one is wrong in this list… hmm let me see. Ah yes, Amsterdam… It’s not a country ;)

    3 years ago
  4. Gå om grundskolan och lär dig att island och finland inte tillhör skandinavien

    3 years ago
  5. Nasty crew people for Omona event ^^

    3 years ago
  6. Oh man if you lost that stuff in a US airport it would have been gone FOREVERRRRRRRR

    3 years ago
  7. My mom really liked the Bingo game you had going on there :)

    Also, the European food. Which we are very unfamiliar with. None of us have been to Europe, except my dad, I think.

    It looks like a very beautiful continent :)

    3 years ago
  8. AH! I liked your picture on Instagram!!! :D Thank you for traveling out to see us and for waiting so early. And yes…I did cry…too many feels building up. :`O

    3 years ago
    • I SAW THAT YOU DID ON INSTAGRAM ;A; I screamed and jumped up and down and called my friend who I took the picture with us ;~; you are so sweet ;A; and it was wort every second of waiting and traveling I’d do it other again just to get to see you again! Yeah it was the hearts they did too, no? ;~~~; don’t cry *hugs* can’t wait to see the rest of the videos but don’t stres to much have fun in Paris and relax and then on the other fanmeets :D <3 and take a pic of the gifts my sister drew meemer and handed in in Oslo to the fanart box :D <3 I only had a letter but I drew Spudgy on the envelope! We will continue to support you for ever<3

      3 years ago
  9. I’ll make sure to add it to one of the blog posts so you can play too. :D

    3 years ago
  10. Loved this video! I love the bingo sheet idea, very clevar gaiz :)

    3 years ago
  11. Yeah, I was sure that, if nothing else, LEGO would have drawn Simon to Denmark….. ;)
    Yeah, that Bingo sheet rocks!

    3 years ago
  12. I want to go to Norway soooo bad! That breakfast looked so amazing. Oh to have good cheese again…*sigh*

    3 years ago
  13. Everything looks so fancy! That last restaurant you ate at looked like it would cost really expensive.

    3 years ago
  14. May I be the first to correct this misunderstanding: The “lake” you could see from the hotel room balcony is no lake, but a fjord. It is actually the ocean (salt water). We call it “Oslofjorden” (lit. The Oslo Fjord). It is not as spectacular as the ones on the west coast (http:[email protected]_Eide_FjordNorway.jpg), but still. There are ships arriving and departing for continental Europe every day. :) It is a common misconseption. :D

    3 years ago
  15. i would say Simon was correct. A videobomb is 30 photobombs per second (depending on what was the FPS you were filming at). However, the bingo sheet says photobomb with his hands only, which he did not. So, Martina still wins LOL.

    3 years ago
  16. I actually filmed you two when you went on stage in Oslo for about 20 min. You know, just for fangirling :3 It’s absolutely not great, but if you want to, I can give it to you (since yours might not be fixed)?

    Tittibars for everyone!

    3 years ago
  17. Aha! I have found a game I can play with my husband on our adventures! First test on our honeymoon! Thanks, Simon & Martina! ^^

    3 years ago
  18. That bingo sheet is such a fun idea! I’m so excited that you’re in Europe. Soooooo close yet soooo far :D

    3 years ago
  19. Someone in Norway is trying REALLY hard to snag themselves a Junus with all those banana traps in the park.

    Also I’m really craving butter bread now. That was stellar food porns shot you made of buttering that bread.

    3 years ago
  20. That meat thing really do look like a meatball… but I’ve never tried meatballs for breakfast… unless on a sandwhich if you are REALLY hungry, and there after leftover meatballs from the day before.

    3 years ago
  21. Looks like you guys had fun! Looking forward to day 2 and looking intensely to see if I find myself in the crowd x)

    3 years ago
  22. Yes she did cry and I cried along ;;__;;
    She also revealed something horrible…

    3 years ago
  23. Ugh I miss you!! ;;__;;

    -fellow nasty from Sweden who can’t let go of Sunday’s happenings-

    3 years ago
    • Sunday was the best day of my entire life! I will do everything in my power to get you guys here again!!!
      Love you guys, oh and I was the girl with the sombrero hat!^^ <3

      3 years ago
  24. I had to watch the first few seconds of your explanation for the Bingo game twice because the lady announcing the flight to Madrid in Spanish was annoyingly distracting… xDD Brain pays attention to mother tongue instead of the people talking to the camera ‘ ~ ‘

    3 years ago
  25. So fun! Can’t wait to see you guys in Amsterdam. I’m volunteering as well so I’ll see you there! woot! ^^

    3 years ago
  26. I can attest to the expensiveness of Norway, as a Torontonian who went to school there. I returned home to a very sad bank account. Gorgeous country though (the landscape and the people!), glad you guys had a chance to experience it.

    3 years ago
  27. Dear Simon and Martina. For your next travel to Norway. You can drink the tap water. It is safe to do so.

    3 years ago
  28. It’s awesome to see you guys having a blast! I’m jealous of your travels but I still love the Eat Your Kimchi crew!

    3 years ago
  29. Why no meet&greet in Paris T^T I was so surprised to learn you were in Paris, I live so close yet I feel like I’m going to miss you guys… :(
    I wish I could bump into you guys but there are so many interesting places in Paris T^T

    3 years ago
  30. Forskjellen er at “smør” som de aller fleste bruker er margarin og ikke smør, noe som er tilsatt forskjellige typer oljer osv for å gjøre det mykere – og i enkelte tilfeller sunnere. :p

    3 years ago
  31. Pardon my language, but did Martina call that berry dressing “Titty Bar” before she talked about her frisky soup?

    3 years ago
  32. Aaaaw, you don’t really need to drink water from store bought bottles in Norway. The water taste the same from the sink, and it is totally drinkable! But yes, stuff is really expensive in Norway compared to other countries. But it is really fun being Norwegian in other countries :D

    3 years ago
    • I can imagine, it was expensive being Swede in Norway… and I didn’t even have time to eat at any restaurant, I just bought a sandwhich from one (by the looks) cheaper store. And that was significantly more expensive than buying a similar sandwhich in Sweden.

      3 years ago
      • Nina is that you who met us other 3 crazy swedes who went sightseeing in oslo the entire evening waiting for the bus omg!!! I had a blonde bowlcut and talked about fanfics alot…not sorry X’D i forgot to ask for your like username at any site ;A; AND YES HOLY CRAP I WENT TO SEVEN ELEVEN AND 2 KVIKK LUNCHJ FOR 30 NOK ARE YOU CRAZY I CAN GET TWO!! FREAKING TWO 6 PACKS OF KVIKK LUNCHJ IN SWEDEN/STRÖMSTAD FOR 59 SEK now I understand why norweigans sees Sweden as their personal wall mart to make bargains. don’t worry Norweigans I love you.

        3 years ago
        • Yes, I do believe so. Unless there were more swedes than us there, which I am not so sure about.

          And if you want usernames, here is my deviantart: http://popcorn-cloud.deviantart.com/

          I would say, you could add me on facebook, but I seriously never chat these days, it’s like I am an expert on facebook breaks.

          Och varför i hela fridens namn envisas jag att skriva på engelska?

          3 years ago
        • INTE VET JAG HEHEHEH jag gör det med :D ah nej jag kollar aldrig heller facebook. nope no other swedes than us 5, wait no there was 2 other swedish girls to but they left after the fanmeet :D jag börjar följa din deviantart även fast jag inte postat något på typ…två år så har jag kvar dig iaf någonstans :D tack för du väntade och hängde med oss det var kul :D

          3 years ago
        • Tack för sällskapet! Det vara bara trevligt att få höra lite svenska efter all norska.

          3 years ago
  33. Thank you guys so much for stopping by in Norway! I was one of the swedish long-distance travellers, and I was super happy that you guys actually came to Scandinavia (because trust me, most big people forget there is a northern part of europe as well, seeing we… well… don’t have a humongous population, just a whole bunch of nature).

    I had a super-duper-awesome time! Hope you guys liked the art I drew.

    Speaking of which Nasties out there… I am sharing this piece of awesome artwork, my ode to eyk, with you guys!

    http://popcorn-cloud.deviantart.com/art/An-ode-to-Eatyourkimchi-405821817

    Ps: The image is too big to put it up here, so PLZ check the link

    3 years ago
  34. Bingo sheets is such a great idea) I love it! I would like to try it next time I’ll be travelling

    3 years ago
  35. god i missed your videos!!!

    “Norway, you have a banana issue” …or Junsu likes to secretly go there and spread his bananastiness!

    “that’s 30 photobombs a second” ahahahahahahahhahaha great point!!!

    3 years ago
  36. Ekte smør = Real butter. And “ø” is kinda said as the “u” in “sun”
    Skallybally is written “skolebolle” and is directly translated as “school bun”
    Sone = Zone. I believe that there was written “30” below “sone”? That means that the area ahead is maximum 30 km/h speed

    Sorry for killing your jokes!:P

    Waaaah! I Saw myself. Why did I smile like a creep? >.< Well, it was fun hanging with you guys, so it was impossible NOT to smile…

    3 years ago
  37. My school is like 200m from the park you visited. You should have told. ehhehehe. But I met you guys at the event here in Norway; Omana, and it was so great! Finally actually meeting someone you’ve been following for years now..!

    3 years ago
  38. Very cool and god Norway is gorgeous with a bit of a banana fetish. And the bingo cards, genius~ I really wanna do something like that with my family

    3 years ago
  39. Great vid guys. Will we see Leigh-without-a-stick and SooZee-without-a-stick soon?

    3 years ago
  40. But but……lamb is sheep…….

    3 years ago
    • It is kind of confusing. Lambs are sheep that are under 12 months. Lamb meat is called, well, lamb. Adult sheep meat is called mutton and is more strongly flavored than lamb. Mutton can also refer to goat meat, but I’ve never heard that term used for anything other than sheep in the U.S. To be honest, I’ve never heard of anyone eating goat meat. Apparently it’s pretty popular in other parts of the world.

      3 years ago
    • I assume it meant mutton, or is that just a British term?

      3 years ago
      • Nah, we in Texas use mutton for sheep/lamb/goats.

        3 years ago
      • Mutton is goat meat, lamb is sheep meat.

        3 years ago
        • actually, mutton is used for both goat and sheep meat if the animal was above a certain age, while young goat meat is called kid and young sheep meat is called lamb :)

          3 years ago
        • Oh cool! Didn’t know that! We have no sheep in Malaysia so I never thought of it that way :)

          3 years ago
      • Well, in New Zealand no matter the age of it, if it’s a cut of meat we refer to it as lamb. But if it’s alive, it’s sheep.

        3 years ago
    • *So confused*

      3 years ago
      • It’s like a child and an adult, they’re still the same person. :) So, a lamb is a sheep that’s less than 12 months old and a sheep is a lamb that’s older than 12 months.

        3 years ago