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?
My today’s post differs from the previous ones. I decided to write about… how people eat a kiwi in two neighbour countries: Finland and Russia. I know the whole idea sounds ridiculous because how different it actually can be? But with Finnish friends we discussed this a lot, and it turned out that we do… Continue reading How Do You Eat Kiwi?
I woke up really early that morning, the bag was already packed, and I went downstairs for breakfast. Typical breakfast in Portugal is very light, and sandwich or a pasty with coffee. I was enjoying my breakfast outside. The air was so fresh, and the sun was so bright. Just a perfect morning. Once I… Continue reading Walking Around Faro
I stayed too short time in this lovely town – only 2 days. I hardly saw anything accept the gorgeous beaches, and it was a shame because Faro has so much to offer in terms of culture and history. It was too late and dark to explore the city, so once again I took a… Continue reading Last evening in Faro
As soon as I arrived to the island, I started making hundreds of pictures (some of which you have already seen in the previous posts). The beach, the water looked like from the best posters advertising a luxurious trip in a faraway country, but this was all real, real blue ocean, soft light sand, powerful… Continue reading Ilha Deserta 4
When I arrived back from the beach to Faro, the sun already went down and the city put the lights on. It was a long day, and I was exhausted, but I didn’t want to go to bed. I wanted to see the city at night with wandering tourists, relaxed locals, with music coming from… Continue reading Evening in Faro
I decided to make a separate post on the Portuguese language. Being a linguist, I am very curious about any language I was exposed to in one way or another. Language is not only the way to communicate, language refrects the culture and how people think. Elaborating on the language is my favourite approach to… Continue reading The Portuguese Language