November 28, 2014
Norway Norway Norway! Our first location for our OOH EURONASTY Tour 2014! We’re always super excited to arrive in Oslo, Norway because it’s such gorgeous place but it sucks that the first place we arrives suffers from our deep jetlag. As you can see from this video, we barley did anything because we kept waking up so early from jet lag that it too dark outside to film. Plus, nothing was open. If any of you have travelled a long distance and experienced jet lag you’ll know what we mean because you feel like the lamest person on the planet falling asleep at 5 or 6 pm. We tried really hard to push ourselves to go on adventures because we only had 2 days in Norway (not counting our fanmeet) so we did what the EYK Crew loves to do, walk and walk and walk and explore.
A couple things about Norway: apart from our deep lameness, the food in Oslo is delicious but super duper rich. Man, there is a lot of meat. Meat meat meat! Which helps to lull you into sleep and is totally counterproductive when fighting exhaustion. I will say the one massive disappointment is that I didn’t get to eat any dumplings in Oslo because they were sold out at the place we went. I love how almost every culture has a different take on dumplings, mostly because I LOVE LOVE LOVE DUMPLINGS!!!! The Korean take on dumplings (mandu) is very different in flavour and texture from the Japanese or Chinese, even though they are all Asian countries. The same goes for Norwegian dumplings vs other European dumplings. I’m curious if you’re from a country with dumplings if you can post a pic or let us know the name of your dumpling so I can drool through the computer at them. POLAND YOU’RE GOING TO KILL ME WITH YOUR PEROGIES!
Another note: all throughout our Ooh Euro Nasty Tour we stayed in different homes rather than hotels, thanks to AirBNB. We’re not fond of staying in hotels, which don’t really show you what a culture is like. Most of them have a standard of austerity, with little glimmers of the culture through occasional decorations, but none of it really feels sincere. Since we’re all about experiencing different cultures, staying in someone’s home is a much better option for us.
The home we stayed in was very cozy and intimate. It had a gorgeous spiral staircase, comfy leather couch facing out into the trees, and a nice little balcony. I liked seeing all of the decorations and food to get a better understanding of the person who lives here. The owner said she was vegan, so we should clean up thoroughly if we cook meat. Buddha statues were around the house. Juicers and spirulina in the kitchen. We found a book on tarot readings with a deck of tarot cards. Posters of inspirational quotes around the house. Shower stall says you are beautiful just the way you are. So, no only was the owner a vegan… this lady was also a hippy. No shame in that. We’re dangerously close to being hippies as well. Some will argue we’ve clearly crossed that line ages ago. Ha!
Anyhow, we took some pictures from our stay in Norway as well. You’ll see our AirBNB place, our favourite coffee shop, and us wandering around and taking lots of pictures. We took many more pictures this year than we did last year. We had four photographers this time! Each of us with a different style of taking pictures. Hopefully you don’t mind a picture dump here:
Otherwise, we’ve also got some extra scenes that didn’t make the final cut, in our blooper reel here!
And lastly we’ve got some exclusive videos on our app so check them out if you’re interested. They’re not up yet! We’re gonna upload them bit by bit.
One last thing I wanted to mention: you see the thumbnail for this video, of us all around in a weird selfie? This is a new selfie I’m trying to make popular. Well, I think it’s new. I’m sure someone somewhere else in the world is doing it, but I didn’t really see it catch on. It’s the ugly selfie. Forget about trying to make yourself look good. Point your phone up to the sky and everyone huddle around the perimeter. I think it makes for a more fun photo. Not as flattering, but loads more fun.