Destaques do Encontro Ciência 2016

As an exception, this post is written completely in Portuguese, due to the nature of the event. If you are not a Portuguese speaker and are interested in some highlights, please ask for some highlights in the comments or through the Contact Me section. Thank you!  Olá a todos! Aqui estou eu de novo a …

A week of conferences – Stem cells and PhD program

Hey all! I’m glad I’m finally back to writing about my PhD, yay! I’m right now on the 1 and a half year mark since the beginning and six months since my thesis work began. I’m back home after a busy week that featured a workshop in Coimbra and the annual conference of my PhD …

What to do in half a day in Basel, Switzerland

Hi all! Here I am writing about the only city in Switzerland that I had been before this trip in 2013 (I went to Basel in 2012 for a conference) and what to do there if you have half a day to spend there. This might be pretty common for you because the EuroAirport Basel …

What to see in Lucerne, Switzerland

Hi all! There was a break of some days in posting on the blog but here I am again to finish this series. I could not finish this series without talking about the city I was staying, Lucerne. If you want to be based somewhere for the whole trip, I recommend this city because it’s …

A day around Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Hi all! Here I come with a new post about Switzerland. It was the last day of the Swiss Travel Pass and we decided to use it to hang out in mountains and lakes and stay closer to Lucerne. So we took the boat across Lake Lucerne and, after a short ride, we were at …

One day exploring Ticino, Switzerland

A day in the Ticino canton, Switzerland, the Italian-speaking part of the country! Featuring the towns of Locarno, Bellinzona and Lugano.

One day in Zurich and Bern, Switzerland

Hey all! Shall we continue my tips about Switzerland and how I maximized my 4-day Swiss Travel Pass? But before that, this post marks the launch of my Pinterest account! Now every post will have a pinnable section at the end so that you can save all the tips for later and you can follow …

One day in Geneva, Switzerland

Hey all! It’s June and it’s super warm in Portugal, and by now I should be writing already about London (I was there in June two years ago), but that will come later. What better to cool down all the heat by writing about this country with wonderful mountains? I went there in May 2013 …

Two days to see Rome, Italy

Hi all! This post is an edit of a previous series where I broke down my days in Rome in 2015 but I find it more useful for you to know the full itinerary. I actually had two full days (plus one night in the beginning and one morning in the end) in Rome and …

My experience at a TEDx conference

Hey hey! After my last post was about PhD and university, still talking about university, here comes a new post. I had the honor to attend the TEDxIST event that took place in my campus, Instituto Superior Técnico at Taguspark, Lisbon area. The event was for free and 100 people were selected to be attendees …