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 …

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 …

Writer’s block

Featured photo: MIT Briggs Field, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Hi all! For today’s post in my Blog Every Day August, I want to do something very simple. And by this, I’d like to say: I don’t feel like writing anything. Period. It is not my purpose today to give advice on how to overcome this. I …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Snowy afternoon in Boston College

Hi all! Here I am, in the midst of all this newly found urge to write about my adventures (and starting my Blog Every Day August #BEDA challenge), and feeling the need to cool down from this summer heat in Boston. Therefore, let’s go back to April and write about things I used to do …

Beauty and the PhD

Hi all! It’s been so long! Between working in three projects at the same time now, traveling and conferences, and keeping up with the busy social life here in Cambridge, not much time left. But the desire has not stopped and I know blogging does me a ton of good, so I’ve felt compelled to …

Strolling around Harvard Campus

Hi all! Don’t you love when you have a commitment somewhere, and things don’t go as planned afterwards, making a shift for the better? I had that same feeling when I found myself in Harvard and had to work after the said commitment. I tried to go to the cafeteria of Harvard Art Museum (which is …

Back to the Back Bay, Boston

Hi! Even though I still didn’t travel outside the Boston and Cambridge area, the travel posts keep coming. First of all, I want to say that this afternoon walk and post comes this soon in my stay in the area due to a coincidence. I had gone to a bar nearby Newbury Street and I …