Page manager Published: Mon 17 Oct 2016.

Aspero

Me Before Gothenburg

The longer I am here in Göteborg, the smaller my Asian eyes are but the bigger my smile is because every day is the happiest day of my life. There are so many things I can do daily and nightly. Once I realize that there are so many things to do and only weekend will never be enough, it is not boring anymore. I can say that, living in Göteborg, I got a Lake in my backyard, Reserved nature near the city center, and here is a beautiful island as my playground.

Less than a month and a half, the official admission result will come, so does Spring. Let me remind you how wonderful Göteborg has treated me.

If someone asked me about how I pictured myself in Göteborg, Sweden, I would say ‘NAH’ with a capital. I could not imagine how possible I will live in this one of the most peaceful cities in the world; it is too quiet and too much of the nothing-to-do daily life for me. I am a very energetic outgoing person and live in the big city such as Bangkok (Thailand) and Tokyo (Japan) my whole life. It would be a very boring 2-year life as a master student I could ever imagine. 

But…that was my perspective 6 months ago before started living in this silently energetic city.

Well, not when I landed here. My welcome to Göteborg phrase at Landvetter airport was “Welcome to Göteborg. Let’s be honest, it rains a lot’’. Then my inner devil voice said sarcastically ‘meh…what a nice city!’. Consequently, every time it is not rainy, cloudy or sleety (we do not usually have a snowy day), I remind myself that this may be the last day the sun will shine, let wander around and go to new places. I went to the shopping area and the nature area such as Delsjön lake and botanical garden which takes only 10 minutes from Chalmers already. So this time I will introduce you somewhere far.

But…it is actually not that far. Asperö​​​​ is one of the car free islands in the south archipelago, which can be reached by ferry; It takes less than an hour to find this charming village. It can be wandered around easily and if you get lost, there will be nothing to worry. It is a small cozy island with 450 inhabitants and takes only an hour to walk around. The vibrant scenery from the green grass-covered village to the crystal clear bright blue sky and sea are the second most fascinating of this island. The first is the picturesque settlements and landscape on the island itself and around. It turned out to be the endless pleasant islands trip because there are still several more nearby to be explored.

 
The longer I am here in Göteborg, the smaller my Asian eyes are but the bigger my smile is because every day is the happiest day of my life. There are so many things I can do daily and nightly. Once I realize that there are so many things to do and only weekend will never be enough, it is not boring anymore. I can say that, living in Göteborg, I got a Lake in my backyard, Reserved nature near the city center, and here is a beautiful island as my playground. 

Thus, it is time for my welcome to Göteborg phrase ‘What a nice city!’ said my heartily angle inner voice.  

Good luck to all the applicants this year. I cannot wait to welcome you here at Chalmers. 
And lets explore Göteborg together. 

Page manager Published: Mon 17 Oct 2016.