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One day in Bergen, Norway

Hey all! With already one month passed since my trip to this lovely country, it’s time to start writing more detailed posts about the places I visited. And no better way to get to know Norway than starting in Bergen, which seems, from what I read, one of the most authentic cities with the wooden… Continue reading One day in Bergen, Norway

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I’m running a marathon, not a sprint

Hey all, this week I really thought about posting nothing PhD or academic related. I have been super busy and I have attended one PhD defense and one MSc defense already (one more MSc defense on Friday too). I feel always so happy to see these moments and people doing so well and having others… Continue reading I’m running a marathon, not a sprint

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10 lessons for my freshman self

Hi! It’s mid-September, which means…academic year begins! For many students here in Portugal, it’s their first year in college, with all the excitement of a new environment, which often requires moving away from parents’ home (not my case), meeting new people and entering a new world that might be fun but most of all, challenging… Continue reading 10 lessons for my freshman self

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Aldeia da Mata Pequena, Portugal

Hi! Keeping on the theme of traveling close to home and in the Oeste (West) region of Portugal, I was super curious to check out a recent rural tourism venture, Aldeia da Mata Pequena. This village used to be completely isolated, without water or roads, and the houses were in ruins. The houses were recovered… Continue reading Aldeia da Mata Pequena, Portugal

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7 Ways to use infographics to present research

Hi! It’s back to school and back to work season, and with this comes along more presentations, meetings and reports. I am a strong believer that, regardless of the area, strong visual presentation formats will definitely catch the attention of the audience more and improve the flow of information. So why researchers still struggle with visual… Continue reading 7 Ways to use infographics to present research

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A sunset stroll in Ericeira, Portugal

Hi! Summer is almost ending and it’s time to recap some favorite short explorations that I do to jazz up my life while keeping up with a busy schedule. I had just gone to a shopping mall and then I thought, it’s such a nice afternoon and the highway leads all the way to Ericeira,… Continue reading A sunset stroll in Ericeira, Portugal

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5 questions about PhD and vacations

Want to know how does it work to plan vacations as a PhD student? Find here 5 answers to relevant questions to guide you through!