#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

Bedouins, ruins and salty waters – Jordan in review

Last weekend I went out on Saturday night. My favourite night club in Lisbon had just launched a new concept of themed-parties and I was curious to check them out. “Rodeo” was the theme of the night and I had the perfect headwear to fit the environment. Lost somewhere in my closet was a brown … Continue reading Bedouins, ruins and salty waters – Jordan in review

Techno, Drugs, Drags, Churches, Monuments and Street art – a Berliner Medley

My bookshelf is overpacked. Every new book I buy represents the challenge of making it fit among the others, a nearly impossible mission. And here I am, wishing I had played more Tetris when I was younger, trying to squeeze in another book on the shelf. This shelf is very special to me, as it … Continue reading Techno, Drugs, Drags, Churches, Monuments and Street art – a Berliner Medley

A turkish coffee and 11 hours of sleep deprivation – Turkey in review

“A misbahah, known in Turkey as tespih, is a string of wooden or plastic beads used by Muslims to keep track of their prayers.” After a brief online search, I finally get the meaning of this beautiful string of purple beads that I brought from Istanbul. Turns out it is not just a nice necklace, … Continue reading A turkish coffee and 11 hours of sleep deprivation – Turkey in review

Day dreaming and my first country review – Slovenia

For someone who does not believe in astrology, I must admit there is something very “pisces” about me. Besides my love for water, of course. “Blessed with a natural-born creativity and a massive imagination, Pisceans have the ability to get lost in their own mind.” Yup, dreaming while wide awake and trying to escape the … Continue reading Day dreaming and my first country review – Slovenia