It has been so long since I have had a chance to contribute to this blog. As a 2nd year senior, I have been facing a lot of interesting opportunities... I have to play the roles of a second year, a senior, a political science student, a McNair Scholar, an intern and other experiences. In … Continue reading Upcoming blog: Insider tips on getting into graduate school!
I am so sad to be writing this final post! I flew back to the U.S. two days ago and I am prepared for another absolutely fantastic, fun-filled (yet stressful) year! I had my "festa de despedida" or "goodbye party" on August 11th at midnight, two days before I left. It was in my small … Continue reading Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Farewell post… final adventures and goodbye to the summer! ☼
Boa tarde! So I am writing this post in the comfort of the home of my relatives while watching a traditional Portuguese bullfight. Side note: Portuguese bullfighting differs from Spanish-style bullfighting in a variety of ways. Portuguese bullfighting is very much about the spectacle, more emphasis on the cavaleiros - the horse riders (can be male or … Continue reading A Little Bit of Lisbon Fun (◕‿◕✿)
So, I can't believe almost a month has passed since my last post! Time really flies- especially with all the non-stop fun that summer has to offer! Sadly, my program in Lisbon has already come to an end, but there were so many exciting parts to the experience that I will continue to post about … Continue reading Field trips! + Farewell… ツ SUPER LONG POST!!!
When I first touched upon location on this blog, I wanted to introduce you all to my physical surroundings- the sights, the history I get to interact with on a daily basis, the colorful characters lining the streets, and all the other dimensions of the gorgeous city I currently reside in. But more important than … Continue reading ⊱✿ Location, expanded… ✿⊰ *Sorry for the few pics! Definitely a lengthy post*
Originally, I wanted this section to be part of the "Dolce Far Niente" post I recently added. But Lisbon is too much of an incredible city. It has been an experience so far made up of colored architecture, winding alleys, clear and crisp days, delicate aromas, compassionate people, flavorful history and inner peace. And the food … Continue reading Chow Time :]
One of my top favorite movies of all time is Eat, Pray, Love with Julia Roberts; I love the messages in the movie, what she learns about herself and of life as she voyages to three regions of the world. In one of the regions, Italy, she learns the expression “dolce far niente” … the “sweetness of … Continue reading ☼ Dolce Far Niente ☁
Hello! For those of you reading this post, close friends or even new friends, I hope you enjoy this blog as a way to share in my adventures in Portugal this summer. For those of you who do not know me, here is a short background: My name is Marielena Dias and I am a … Continue reading It’s all about location! ツ