Clearly, there are general fashion trends all over the world, and there are related local tendencies. Though my post relates to outfits, it has nothing to do with fashion. Instead, I want to tell you about some interesting aspects regarding dressing habits in Finland and Portugal, driven by the climate factor. Needless to say, the… Continue reading Season Outfits: Finland and Portugal.
Yesterday, 10th of June, Portugal celebrated the National holiday - Day of Portugal, also known as Camões. This holiday is dedicated to Luís Camões, who wrote a poem about great Portuguese explorations. Congratulations, dear Portugal! Thank you for sharing your discoveries and amazing historical facts with me and for introducing confidential and knowledgeable people. It… Continue reading Dia de Portugal
Did you notice while travelling that people smile more in some countries and less in other ones? I lived in Russia, Finland, and Portugal and visited other countries in Europe. Interestingly, smiling is a part of the culture, which has its local norms. This means that smiling should occur in definite situations with definite people… Continue reading Smiling
In 2017, I came to Portugal for a longer time. I was not a tourist anymore, I was building a life - my studies, gym, friends, groceries - in a new place. Yes, new because I've never lived in Portugal. Staying in the country longer than 2 week was an interesting and controversial experience. Though… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification Through Places. Portugal. Part 2
In 2014, I went to the conference in Portugal. It was my first time in that country. To be absolutely honest, I didn't want to go at all. Why? 1. It was not the best period of my life as such. 2. The stereotypes I had were not that flavouring for Portugal... For me it… Continue reading Who am I? Identification through Places. Portugal. Part 1
And this is where my count down ends. The place which absolutely stole my heart is Ilha Deserta, an island near Faro. The island feels isolated if you go away from the main beach. You can find the post where you can stay in private with your thoughts and simply enjoy the gentle touch of… Continue reading The Best Place in Portugal
Here is my number 3 - Aveiro (or Portuguese Venice), a town in 30 minutes drive from Porto. Aveiro is small, cosy, friendly. It was the first place I visited in Portugal that's why the connection is so strong. Besides that, Aveiro brings me internal peace and gives me the lovely feeling that everything will… Continue reading My Top 3 Places in Portugal. Aveiro.
The city is am in love with ❤ Pictures from my Instagram
I have very complex relationships with this city. All Portuguese people love this place. And this is the only place in Portugal where I feel like an outsider. I love the history and culture of Porto, but I don't like the way I feel there. This is so bizarre. I kept up trying to see… Continue reading Porto
In one of the posts below, I wrote about how the Portuguese treat their dogs. It turned out to be a bigger thing than I thought. It is on a completely different level, and sometimes I feel that the quality of life of a Portuguese dog is better than mine, and their menu is more… Continue reading The Portuguese and Their Dogs