Friday, 1 January 2016

A new year.

Welcome 2016!
I could make a list of all I want to achieve during this new year, but I prefer to (try) live more spontaneously than make promises that I won't keep.
I realized that I didn't wish for anything at midnight.... I forgot that part, but now that I think about it I really wish for health and I hope for a better year, full of exciting adventures. That's what will make me truly happy.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

What I've read this summer.

  • The Razor's Edge, W. Somerset Maugham
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Stranger, Albert Camus
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Notes From a Small Island, Bill Bryson
  • Bossypants, Tina Fey
  • The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Paper Towns, John Green

Of all these books, the one I loved the most was definitely The Razor's Edge. I wasn't expecting such an incredible story about a man in search of the true meaning of life. All the characters that Maugham (as narrator) describes us are different and interesting in its own way, but it's Larry that captivates us all our with his perspective of life. It's a must-read book.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Lately - August.

1. Day in Lisbon exploring the University Botanical Garden | 2. Sunny pool day | 3. Beautiful view from my house | 4. Furry friend I met when I went for a walk | 5. Afternoon exploring the mountains | 6. Grapes from my grandma's farm.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Roadtripping - Alentejo & Algarve.

After our last exam, my friends and I begin our roadtrip. This was something we had been talking abou all semester but we were always dubious if we would actually do it. We eventually pulled off this 10 day trip and it was truly awesome!

We left Lisbon and headed to Montemor-o-Novo, where one of the girls live. It was her birthday next day and she wanted to spend it with her family and friends from home. She has this amazing country house and we had a blast at her party. On the day after we left for my zone of Alentejo. From Porto Covo to Milfontes, I took them to see the things I most love about my region - my favourite restaurant, all the best beaches and most beautiful landscapes. We didn't have time to see everything, but they loved the places I took them.

Then we continued south, to Odeceixe and Aljezur where we could find some of the best beaches of Algarve. One of my friends father came to meet us one afternoon and made us dinner in their van after the beach. They parked the van in one of the most breathtaking places we had seen. It was a dinner to remember. That same night we camped near Aljezur. After this experience (a first for one of the girls) we continued our trip south. We went to Lagos, Alvor and then we reached our final destination: Vilamoura. We stayed there for four days in an incredible house near the beach and all the bars. I'll always remember that funny night when we sang karaoke in bar full of british people.

It was a memorable roadtrip. I never thought I would meet these incredible people in college. I'm really glad that I did.

Remembering Paris - b&w.

I snapped these photos a few years ago when I visited Paris. Nevertheless, I remember it like it was yesterday. B&w photos have some kind of magic, they are beautifully old-fashioned - perfect to portrait a timeless city.
I've visited Paris three times but there's still so many places to discover. I can't wait to return in February. I'm already counting the days!

Paris sera toujours Paris.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Oh summer...

I've started the holidays in the best way possible... with drinks, ice creams, beach days and picnics. Hello summer!

Friday, 5 June 2015

Allô Belgique!

I'm going to study in Belgium for six months next year!
It's a bit paradoxical because I'm a little scared of going alone to a strange country, but it's exciting at the same time. This was always a personal challenge for me, I always wanted to have the opportunity to study abroad. Belgium was my first choice because the Université Catholique de Louvain is one of the best in Europe and I'll get to improve my french. On top of all that, Belgium is awesomely located, which means I'll get to travel - A LOT!
I can't wait to start my new adventure... 2016 en Belgique!