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Fires in June

It was mid-June, when my dear Portugal went through a terrible session of fires. The news was horrible, so many people suffered... One of the terrific fires was not that far from Coimbra, the smog was in the city, and you could hardly see the sun though. It was more than 40 degrees Celsius, and… Continue reading Fires in June

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Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Here are the premises of the second oldest university in Europe! This is the heart of educational history! I was very excited to walk in that area, imaging that centuries ago, there were students wandering the same streets to get one of the best education in Europe. Being in academia for many years, I felt… Continue reading Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

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Portuguese Football

Growing up in Russia and living in Finland for a while, I was absolutely a fan of hockey, and football never was interesting to me. The change happened, when I was in Portugal in 2015. Here, everything is about football, and Cristiano Ronaldo is a national hero! Spending some time in the local culture, I… Continue reading Portuguese Football

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Coimbra, Portugal

My journey continued to Coimbra, the city full of history, culture, and education. Like I mentioned before, each city in Portugal is so different, with its own spirit and peculiarities. Coimbra is not an exception! It is a lovely place for is interested in history in general and history of education because the second oldest… Continue reading Coimbra, Portugal

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Porto, Portugal

Porto is the city, which all Portuguese people are in love with. Nevertheless, I always had strange relationship with that place. I always felt that we respect each other, but it was some tension, I don't know why. But for sure, the city has a character! After the seminar in lovely Aveiro, I went to… Continue reading Porto, Portugal