The week I almost gave it all up

There is a very funny story that turned my world upside down in only one week in 2020. I have no idea how I managed to keep myself so calm (I didn’t, but one year later I can finally come clean about how I was freaking out inside) because, back then, there was no wayContinue reading “The week I almost gave it all up”

Studying vs. Working: living abroad in different perspectives

Although I have not yet left Lisbon to keep with my journey all over the world, I can say that I know both sides of the common immigrant. I had quite an experience by a year of studying hard to make it as an A student at my university and I think I can sayContinue reading “Studying vs. Working: living abroad in different perspectives”

Pro Tips for when you’re feeling Homesick – Why I know what I am talking about and 5 things to make it go away faster

It might feel a little too convenient to be writing about it during the holiday season, but it wasn’t on purpose. That also doesn’t mean that the holiday season won’t make it worse than it already is for those who aren’t close to family and friends. And guess what! We have an extra little somethingContinue reading “Pro Tips for when you’re feeling Homesick – Why I know what I am talking about and 5 things to make it go away faster”

The cold hard truth on living abroad – what nobody tells you

The images in this post are brought by an amazing photographer who I am lucky to call one of my best friends, Gustavo Amat. Please, get yourself some eye candy and check out his work at 500px or his Instagram page. We have a bad habit of saying that when we achieve this or thatContinue reading “The cold hard truth on living abroad – what nobody tells you”

Here is a good advice before hitting the road

I know, planning a trip is too exciting and you can barely wait until it’s time to finally pack and leave. You do checklists, you plan your days ahead (or you don’t, YOLO – does anybody still say that?), and all that routine before hitting the road. When you come back, you tell everyone allContinue reading “Here is a good advice before hitting the road”

The journey is the purpose

In 2018, Brazil experienced a peculiar situation regarding its inhabitants. With a negative migratory flow, it was possible to verify that the number of Brazilians who left their homeland definitively to venture abroad was greater than the number of “gringos” who entered our private paradise. More than 250 thousand Brazilians left for more than aContinue reading “The journey is the purpose”

What does living abroad means to a 30+

Nearly three years ago, I decided to pack my bags and leave my country for a while. The main goal was to study abroad and then, make my great comeback to the warm and welcoming arms of friends and family. However, living abroad has shown me how fragile our strongest goals are — and IContinue reading “What does living abroad means to a 30+”

What did the COVID-19 did to tourism in 2020 – Portugal Edition

From crowded streets and cities full of life to empty corners and deafening silence, Portugal has suffered enough with the crisis in Tourism caused by the “new normal” lifestyle imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the second wave of cases coming out like a tsunami, it is hard to predict the post-pandemic tourism effects.Continue reading “What did the COVID-19 did to tourism in 2020 – Portugal Edition”