LETTERS TO POSEIDON by Cees Nooteboom – are the ancient gods still important today?

Were you jealous of the gods that came after you? Are you laughing now that they too have been abandoned? Letters to Poseidon by Cees Nooteboom Where are the ancient gods today? Glorious columns of ancient temples now covered in ivy. The gods that once walked the Earth now retreated inside the pages of theContinue reading “LETTERS TO POSEIDON by Cees Nooteboom – are the ancient gods still important today?”

8 important rules to live by

Since Taylor Swift’s new album, Midnights, came out last year, I haven’t been the same. The 3am edition has been on repeat. Now, what does that have to do with life rules? Everybody knows that Taylor’s a genius, and she never fails. She proved that again with this album and, more specifically, her song DearContinue reading “8 important rules to live by”

The best books I read so far in 2023

With the new year starting, I fell into a book-shopping frenzy. Even with that, I haven’t gotten/read many books in these three months. Luckily, we are in the Pisces season, and you best believe I will be using all my birthday wishes on books. I promised myself that I would go through my TBR pileContinue reading “The best books I read so far in 2023”

The Erasmus experience of a lifetime

I’ve been talking a lot about my Erasmus experience. But I didn’t conclude that chapter. It’s been almost two months since I returned from Santiago, and I want to share a little about what I’ve learned there. My Erasmus experience in Spain Flying to a new country, completely alone, was quite frightening. But, sitting inContinue reading “The Erasmus experience of a lifetime”

Happy International Women’s Day 2023!

Women’s Day Today is an important day, and so, in honor of International Women’s Day, I want to dedicate this post to all the women in my life, all the women whose names were never written on the family tree, all the women that came before me, and I never got to meet. All theContinue reading “Happy International Women’s Day 2023!”

Tips for traveling to Galicia

Galicia is a beautiful autonomous region in the northwest of Spain, just above Portugal. Breathtaking cities, rural areas,  green surfaces, rich history, and folklore add to the magic. The region opens to the Atlantic Ocean, and visiting the coast is a must! Also, don’t just stop at the big cities. Galicia has many gems toContinue reading “Tips for traveling to Galicia”

And with that, the 2022 season comes to an end.

2022 season comes to an end. Today I stood in front of the ”Holly Door” (Puerta Santa or Puerta del Perdón) on the Plaza de Quintana in Santiago, waiting for them to close and remain so until 2027. A little context: A Yubilee Year is celebrated in Santiago de Compostela whenever July 25, the dayContinue reading “And with that, the 2022 season comes to an end.”

A Day in Noia, Galicia – 10/12/2022

It’s December, which means that my exchange program ends soon. The exam season is near, but I want to spend as much time exploring Galicia as possible. There are many places I want to see, and this weekend I was able to visit Noia. My friend and I took a bus to an hour-away townContinue reading “A Day in Noia, Galicia – 10/12/2022”

Christmas lights in Vigo

December is finally here, and all of the Christmas lights are on! Last weekend we visited Vigo, a city on the coast that organized the most beautiful, magical Christmas lights festival ever! I have to say, I was a bit grumpy coming there because I had a cold, and the number of people surrounding meContinue reading “Christmas lights in Vigo”

Let me tell you something

This past week I felt more energy than I had in a while. I don’t know if that’s high before the low or if it’s a Christmas enthusiasm that starts too early and never makes it to Christmas Day. Still, some thoughts have been piling up, so I wanted to share something about them. WheneverContinue reading “Let me tell you something”

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