When you leave the States and head across the pond many things strike you as different and traveling from California to Scandinavia might make for some interesting sights. So I decided to take some pictures of things I thought you might not see back at home.
Our first stop was Norway where we decided to hit the grocery store and pick up a few things. Not sure if this is sign is telling me the food in the case is Paleo or not, so we investigated further. At first, we read this as gluten-free, but upon further inspection we learned this was not the case.
We had a nice stew made with whale meat. Yes, whale meat. If you have never had whale meat it is unique. Since whales are mammals the meat is red and has the consistency of red meat. But the taste is a bit fishy and metallic. I can only imagine what the nutritional breakdown, but I could venture out on a limb and say it is very high in protein. At this point we were starting to feel very primal.
We walked out of dinner at midnight and I decided to take a picture of the local horizon. We just so happened to be in Norway in the time of the “Midnight Sun”. Want to break your internal clock? Fly on a few different planes for 20 hours, end up in a time zone 9 hours ahead and then not see darkness for 5 days. This is guaranteed to put your body in flux for a few days.
We left the land of wooden shoes and tulips and headed to visit our friends at CrossFit Disco in Stockholm. We had a dinner in Stureplan. Stureplan is the happening part of town with bars, restaurants and home to many guys in pink polo shirts and skinny jeans.
We left Stockholm and headed back to California after two very successful CrossFit Football certifications in Norway and Sweden. We worked with athletes from all over Europe and hope we had as big an impact on them as they had on us. Thank you to our hosts and friends for your hospitality and good laughs.