Geography Major Tong Thao is studying in Norway this semester. He writes:
Studying in Oslo is great. The public transportation systems are simple to understand and are, overall, time efficient. The Oslo experience is just like any other big city: bright lights and lots of people. During one of our breaks I had the opportunity to travel with a friend up to Bergen. The train ride was an experience of its own; it was incredibly beautiful and showed why Norwegians love their country. But the highlight was Bergen. Nestled between 7 mountains, everywhere you turn you are surrounded by mountains. My friend knew a person who had free cable car rides to the top of Mount Ulriken, which is taller than the Eiffel Tower. It was a beautiful experience standing on top of the world and watching the clouds fly by at eye level. We also took the Norway in a Nut Shell fjord tour and got to ride on a boat through the fjords and to take the highest elevated railway in Europe. But what I have experienced cannot be put into words and the pictures attached can do no justice to how it felt to be there.
Interested in learning more about Tong’s travels? He keeps a blog at http://cice.blog.gustavus.edu/author/tthao2/.