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Start the day right.

At the turn of the year, I realised that I needed to re-examine the way I begin my day. I’m a chronic snoozer. That is, without fail, I tend to hit the snooze button and say to myself “just 5 more minutes”. The problem with doing that is that a)...

Porto, my favourite city in Portugal.

Portugal is the first European country I've ever visited and it certainly won't be the last. With its rich heritage, spectacular architecture and cobbled streets, this small country (by European standards) charms you right from the get-go. As a...

Dealing with dry flaky skin in the winter.

It's been a while since I wrote about anything beauty-related. I haven't had time, money nor the inclination to try anything new and somehow I had fallen off the bandwagon of beauty blogging since, really... I am not one of those girls (nothing...

Adapting to foreign cultures during travel.

Every time I visit a different country (not as often as this phrase would have you believe), I love to experience what its local culture has to offer. Beyond the touristy facade, there lies a grittiness or a less-than-romantic perspective to each country that isn't...

Creating daily.

  I've always pegged myself to be a creative person. While it is a tad ironic that I majored in the sciences for a good part of my younger years, I have since discovered that writing and art give me way more joy than crunching numbers and scientific...

A girl can dream – my travel wishlist for 2018.

  Now that 2018 has begun, it's time to think about the different places I could potentially explore within the next 12 months. Mind you, it is a wishlist and it would be nigh impossible to visit all these places given the budget and leave constraints. But dreaming is...

Tchau 2017 and hello 2018!

    Once again another year has flown by and a new one has arrived. Every time a new year begins, I get all excited thinking about the endless possibilities and the things that I want to promise myself I will do. But quite frankly, each time I've hopped on the...

Viseu, so difficult to get to.

I happened to visit Viseu some time back for the purpose of running an errand. Little did I know that my journey that began at 7am in the morning would finally end at 11.30am in the afternoon. Oh. My. Word. Viseu is smack in the middle of the northern half of Portugal...