I reached the point when routine is taking over and the beauty of Portugal is vanishing for me. I am so much into studies, work, some other things and so little into the country and language which I love so much. I feel ashamed. I feel ashamed because I give up things which are important… Continue reading Routine is Taking Over
Braga was nice. It was rainy at the beginning and sunny at the end, cold and windy on arrival and warm and cosy on the departure. It was a great chance to know that part of the country. It was a chance to get to know interesting people and grow as a professional. Obrigada, Braga!… Continue reading The End of Braga Trip
I went to Braga to attend the conference, and it was my first time in town. The first day was pretty challenging as I had a high fever, it was raining cats and dogs, and… it was terribly cold, around 14 degrees. I was prepared for none of these. The biggest struggle was the temperature… Continue reading Braga, Day 1
Time flies, and today is exactly 1 month in Portugal. I went through a severe cultural shock, and now I am getting myself back. I was always very emotional and very expressive, maybe even too much. Then, I moved to a northern country, where people don’t show their feelings. After 5 years, I learned to… Continue reading After a Month
I don’t think I know any other city, which is so full of colours and life. Every street, every corner radiates with happiness, and even the sky is specially blue here.
As I promised in my previous post, I will tell you briefly about the cultural shock I experienced on my arrival. No matter where I go, I need around 3 days to cool down and get used to small talk and short distance between people during communication. As I am in Finland almost 8 years,… Continue reading First Day in Portugal
I am finally back to my favourite country! It took me so long to get here again, a lot or paper work, stress, and planning, but it is worth every second spent! This time I didn’t come as a tourist, I organized the PhD exchange for 2 months. As my home university does not have… Continue reading Back to Portugal! ❤