#FeministCorner – Fashion is beauty(fool)

With Laura Figueiredo Marques Fashion and Feminism are two words that don’t usually go well together. Why? Because, traditionally, and even though both these realities are inherently associated with the feminine world, their core ideologies are like water and oil. While feminism strongly encourages self-love and acceptance, fashion seems to exist with the sole purpose … Continue reading #FeministCorner – Fashion is beauty(fool)

Maybe I don’t know what love is (Valentine’s day)

(To my parents) Maybe I don’t know what love is Because I never let the skyscrapers frame my feelings Maybe I don’t know what love is Because I never dared to scribble my name all over someone’s notebook Maybe I don’t know what love is Because I never sat at the same table every Saturday … Continue reading Maybe I don’t know what love is (Valentine’s day)

A virus outbreak, a nightclub on fire and a scary cable car ride – Hong Kong & Macao in review

China is all over the news. Unfortunately, not for a good reason. As this respiratory virus crosses borders and frightens health authorities, I can’t help but remember my month there. I visited both its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macao, along with several continental chinese cities and villages. All by train. It was such … Continue reading A virus outbreak, a nightclub on fire and a scary cable car ride – Hong Kong & Macao in review

#FeministCorner – Avoiding sexist language

The first time someone pointed out to me how sexist portuguese language was I didn’t really pay attention. My Philosophy high school teacher was that kind of teacher that, whether we realised it or not, would leave a profound mark in all her students. The student opinion about her was an extreme binomial - some … Continue reading #FeministCorner – Avoiding sexist language

Tbilisi, the city that loves you – Georgia in review

During one of those brainless moments of endless facebook feed scrolling we all have nowadays, I came across an interesting article. The title was suggestive: “Guinness World Records - Oldest wine was made in Georgia”. As a fan of curiosities that add absolutely nothing to my life, but in turn take property of some memory … Continue reading Tbilisi, the city that loves you – Georgia in review

#FeministCorner – Surfing the 4th wave

“Fourth-wave feminism - Intersectionality-centred phase of feminism characterised by a focus on the empowerment of women, on abolishing the privilege of traditionally dominant social groups, on achieving bodily autonomy and on deconstructing gender stereotypes, mainly by means of internet tools.” You could see that coming, right? A solo female traveler, complaining about gender segregation in … Continue reading #FeministCorner – Surfing the 4th wave

Mint tea, a not-so-french bestie and getting naked in an exotic spa- Morocco in review

Back from the eye doctor I don’t bring good news. My eye is under pressure, and all sorts of head movements or strong emotions must be avoided for the next couple of weeks in order to prevent more retinal damage. In other words, I was prescribed physical rest, meditation and a box of mud-tasting pills … Continue reading Mint tea, a not-so-french bestie and getting naked in an exotic spa- Morocco in review

An aristocratic name, a Dutch great uncle and an erotic city – Amsterdam in review

“Caetana... is such a weird and uncommon name... Do you like it or do you have a nickname we can call you?” My name is not common. I can’t keep count on how many times people commented on this fact, trying to hide the disgusted look in their eyes. I get it, it is a … Continue reading An aristocratic name, a Dutch great uncle and an erotic city – Amsterdam in review

Stumbling on Hindu Temples and Buddhist Stupas – Nepal in review

Now that I am moving back home, my father decided to renovate the house. According to him, I deserve a whole new private bathroom and a new closet. Like all house renovations, the expected result sounds awesome, but the process is unbearable. Not only it is taking a lot longer than we predicted, but also … Continue reading Stumbling on Hindu Temples and Buddhist Stupas – Nepal in review

“You can only be truly happy if your entire life fits in the back of your car”

The more I travel, the lighter the bag I carry with me, although the knowledge, the emotional connections with others and myself grow bigger and bigger. My favourite way of traveling is backpacking. Sure, I stay in less comfortable hostels, I occasionally meet bedbugs or a cockroach rushing across the room. You are right, toilets … Continue reading “You can only be truly happy if your entire life fits in the back of your car”