This list is heavily based on the month I spent in the city as a poor student studying abroad in the summer of 2014. Lisbon has changed in the more than five years since then, so I wouldn’t call this the most up to date or complete travel guide. Call it an incomplete work in constant progress instead.
Instead of bringing you some fresh Original Content, here’s a look at some of the not quite blogging stuff I’ve worked on lately.
I think a lot about my Padrinho Fernandinho. It’s hard not to. I live on a street that shares his name. My favorite author is another Fernando. It’s never for long, but my grandfather’s memory is a regular visitor.
It’s not just Dia de Portugal today; it’s also Portuguese National Heritage Month here in California. While I’ve written about Dia de Portugal and about being Portuguese in general, this year, I want to switch things up.
Oh man, it’s been just over a month since I posted. I swear I haven’t been lazy. If anything, it’s … More
When I say things, I mean them. I mean it when I’m screaming “USA! USA!” because I am proud of seeing my fellow American athletes when they’re playing at the highest level of their sport. I mean it when I jump up and down and chant “I believe that we will win!” because I don’t think winning is limited to the scoreboard.
If you’ve heard me talk about anything Portuguese for any length of time, I’ll eventually start gushing about my literary boyfriend: Fernando Pessoa.
After a summer of uncertainty, it feels good to have direction in my life again.
Sabato Jr. knowing what socialism is like me knowing what a dictatorship is b/c my parents grew up in the … More