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A week in Portugal in pictures

Hi all! As I suggested on social media, I was in Portugal to visit my parents, sister, all the family and friends. I already showed some pictures on my photoshoot post at my alma mater, Instituto Superior Técnico, but I thought I should do a recap for you guys to have an idea of it… Continue reading A week in Portugal in pictures

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5 reasons why I’m excited for Fall!

Hi all! The last time you heard of me here on the blog, I was doing the Blog Every Day in August challenge. However, I decided to break it off and just rest. I was having a lot of stress on my PhD life already and I started a huge vacation across the US (there… Continue reading 5 reasons why I’m excited for Fall!

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Whale watching in Massachusetts

Hi all! Here I am trying to catch up with the post that should have been released yesterday. For the #summerofstem challenge of yesterday, the theme was “splash”. And the theme of today is “sun-day” So I thought, what better way to celebrate this topic than a sunny day where I saw so many whales… Continue reading Whale watching in Massachusetts

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Best cheap eats in Boston

Hi all! So, this was meant to be yesterday’s post but life got in the way! All I can tell you about this topic is that Boston has an insane crazy variety of places to eat but most of them are not that cheap. I used to think a €15 meal in Lisbon was already… Continue reading Best cheap eats in Boston

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The most relaxing places of my STEM journey

Hi all! Today I thought initially of writing about “How I relax as a PhD Student” to stay aligned with today’s #summerofstem topic, but I have an old blogpost which has been pretty well read, about ways to maintain mental health as a PhD student, and all the advice I have to give is pretty… Continue reading The most relaxing places of my STEM journey

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How to spend 8h in New York City

Hi all! Posts keep coming and I am so happy to finally write about this. In April, I went to New York City for the first time. Since then, I’ve been twice and I have another trip to NYC planned for October. I have to say that I have a somewhat love and hate relationship… Continue reading How to spend 8h in New York City

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5 things to do indoors and outdoors in Boston

Hi all! First of all, this post is a combination of two planned posts for the Blog Every Day August challenge. Since yesterday I unfortunately couldn’t post, I decided to combine the two topics of Summer of STEM: Outdoors and Indoors, to provide you my recommendations on what to do indoors and outdoors in the… Continue reading 5 things to do indoors and outdoors in Boston

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Holidays and parades in the USA – Spring/Summer edition

Hi all! Let’s keep going on getting to know a bit more about how it is living in the USA (namely in Massachusetts) as an international PhD student. This involves as well getting to know better the American culture and the purpose behind some national (and state) holidays and customs. This was one of the… Continue reading Holidays and parades in the USA – Spring/Summer edition

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6 lessons from 6 months of PhD life abroad

Featured photo: Charles River from Harvard Bridge at Sunset. View over Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Hi all! It’s August 3rd, so yay, it’s 6 months since I came to the USA! These have been by far the most intense 6 months of my life in all aspects. I’ve been going through the highest highs… Continue reading 6 lessons from 6 months of PhD life abroad

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A roadtrip from Boston to Portland, Maine

Hi all! It’s two days in a row for the Blog Every Day August challenge! So, yesterday I talked about how on April 1st I went to Boston College. Actually, April 1st was the original day meant for the roadtrip I’m going to talk about today. We saw on the weather forecast that the snow… Continue reading A roadtrip from Boston to Portland, Maine