Tag Archives: Portugal

Monthly reflections of 2017

Hi all! I know, for many times I said I want to get back to writing more. But I have been more busy writing manuscripts for my PhD thesis and preparing for my first Christmas in the US! I chose not to spend Christmas at home for financial and adventure reasons. Anyway, I have my …

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 …

I did a photoshoot at my alma mater! Celebrate your graduation

(All photo credits: Catarina Alves de Sousa) Hi all! So, this month I was very busy with my surprise trip to Portugal, as I wrote on the post about feeling homesick. I have a lot to write about still and a recap of the events of my week there, like being with plenty of friends …

How to deal with homesickness during your PhD abroad

Hi all! First post of November, which is ironically a month dedicated to writing. There’s the National Novel Writing Month in the US and I hope I can get a lot of pages for my personal novels (first PhD manuscript, first PhD chapter, blog) in this month. But first, of all, big news… I’M HOME! …

The most relaxing places of my STEM journey

Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, USA

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 …

Little Portugal in East Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hi all! It’s been a week already that I moved to the USA and the walking can’t stop! I know I will be much busier with work very soon, but this month I want to get to know Boston and Cambridge as much as possible. Well, as long as the snow permits. I must think I’m …

Intra Rail in Portugal – Beira Baixa railway

Hi all! This post will start a series of posts about my “goodbye” to Portugal before I go to the US. As I write this post, I should be taking off from Lisbon in 1 week from now in order to head towards my new life in the US. I know I have a few …

Winter weekend in São Miguel, Azores, Portugal

Lagoa das Furnas, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal

Hi all! Here I am writing about past travels. This was a trip I took for 2 full days in the beginning of January in 2016 and was an awesome experience. So, let’s tell a bit of how my trip to São Miguel, an island we all know here in Portugal to be stunning, happened. …

A day exploring the Route of the Romanesque, Portugal

Hi all! I have my backpack already all geared up for my trip to Belgium tomorrow! Super excited! However, I see that you have been enjoying my tips about trips in Portugal that you can do without a car and it’s my duty to talk about another nice trip I did in December (2014). Let’s find …

A budget-friendly weekend in Évora, Portugal

Hi all! We’re full swing with Fall and weather is getting cooler and rainier! Actually most of us can get put off by traveling this time of the year but well, I’m not. I like the feeling of less crowds, more misterious places, and lower prices. The only thing I don’t like is longer nights …