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Veni, vidi, vici | And now? | E agora?

Hello folks! (em português embaixo)

I’m happy to announce that I recently did my Master’s defence here at Universidade Federal de Viçosa! If I’ll be honest, it feels unreal, because remember that I started my Master’s degree in a language I had never spoken before! To be able to say that I’ve finished something like this, with all its challenges, difficulties and hardships, brings a lot of pride to me. So, what’s next? Continue reading “Veni, vidi, vici | And now? | E agora?”

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Christmas Cantata at UFV | Cantata de Natal na UFV

Almost Merry Christmas everyone! I’ll keep this short. Here is a video and some photos I shot from a Christmas Cantata at my university campus last Sunday. Apart from really crowded and cramped, it was very nice, as the stuff below hopefully will be able to convey!

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Week 4: Robbing banks and pee on hands –that was not a part of my plans

Yeah, strange title. Anyway, hi! Olá todo mundo!

This week I’ve began my fourth week in Brazil! It’s strange how time flies and goes slow at the same time. Not slow as in boring, but lots has happened and I’m really quite exhausted already! It’s just as challenging as I warned myself about, so at least I know who to blame.

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First week in Brazil

Hey peeps!

You may find it interesting that I haven’t yet regretted coming here! I’m sure that feeling’ll come sooner or later, but having been here soon a week makes for quite some first impressions at least. Perhaps the biggest so far has been how nice people are when I talk ear-bleeding Portuguese and then stare back at them like a destitute monkey when I understand about 0.1% of what they replied.

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