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Aveiro Again

This trip was around 2 months ago, but only now I approached the time line to make a post about it. As you may remember, I came to Portugal for PhD exchange studies. I am very lucky with my supervisor, who is knowledgeable, devoted to her work, strict, and supportive. So, this lovely lady organised… Continue reading Aveiro Again

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Portuguese Complaints 

In my posts from the past, I was praising Portuguese people. This time I will talk about not so pleasant things, or better to say, about one trait, which is so typical for Português people - they are absolutely spoiled when it comes to food! Of course, I understand when you live in the country… Continue reading Portuguese Complaints 

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The Portuguese Are Lazy

The Portuguese are lazy, they don't work, they just chill, drink wine, and play football . That's a typical opinion on Portugal in the North. Well, for some reason, the stereotypes in other countries are not much better. More than that, I had myself the similar picture of Portugal before I actually arrived here 3… Continue reading The Portuguese Are Lazy

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Braga, Day 1

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

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8 Things From Russia Which May Surprise You

I finished writing about Portugal, and I was considering what the next topic could be. As my blog is about travelling and cultural experience, I decided to describe several things from Russia, which can be odd to you. 1. Mug. This is a typical print on the mug, which is used, for example: for boiling… Continue reading 8 Things From Russia Which May Surprise You

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Azulejos 

While walking Portuguese streets, you see houses, churches, palaces covered with the ceramic tileworks, which are called azulejos. They differ in colours and patterns, bringing new aspects of Portuguese history and culture to tourists from all over the world. Azulejos appeared in the 13th century to imitate Roman mosaic. According to some sources, Azulejos were… Continue reading Azulejos 

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 Why Do I Love Portuguese People?

There are individualistic societies, and there are societies referring to collectivism. They both function well and have their advantages. The only thing which matters is what suits personally you best. Coming from the southern Russia, I feel more comfortable in collectivist society, like Portuguese. What is so special about it?  This is probably the most… Continue reading  Why Do I Love Portuguese People?