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I was shipped off to Belgium! Brussels, Bruges and Ghent

Hi all! Here comes the recap of my trip to Belgium with ISIC Portugal, Hostelworld and Brussels Airlines. As you might know, I was one of the winners of the “Shipping you off to Belgium” contest ran by these three partners and I had a blast! I spent only two full days in Belgium and… Continue reading I was shipped off to Belgium! Brussels, Bruges and Ghent

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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… Continue reading A day exploring the Route of the Romanesque, Portugal

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Is doing a PhD like launching a startup?

Hi all! Since attending Web Summit the past November and working with startups directly as a volunteer, I have been thinking about writing a post comparing startups with PhDs. This idea first came into my mind after watching the talk with the very energetic and peculiar Gary Vaynerchuk on Youtube. I couldn’t watch this live since… Continue reading Is doing a PhD like launching a startup?

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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… Continue reading A budget-friendly weekend in Évora, Portugal

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Thankful for the PhD journey

Hi all! I meant to write a completely different thing for my PhD related post this week and I’ll save that for the next post, but since it’s Thanksgiving week, nothing is more appropriate than to stop and think about our journeys. So, if you’re reading this post, either if you’re an academic like me or… Continue reading Thankful for the PhD journey

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One week in Norway on a budget: yes, it’s possible!

Hi all! So, you must be tired of hearing my speak about Norway but I’m truly in love with this country and I want to play a bit mythbuster now. When me and my boyfriend were looking for a place to go in August that we both hadn’t been yet in Europe (it’s a difficult task!),… Continue reading One week in Norway on a budget: yes, it’s possible!