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I am Diana,

I am an avid traveler and my goal is to share with you my passion for the world.

I am Portuguese but currently live in Budapest, Hungary. I have also called home to Paris and London.

I am a former journalist who ventured into IT. Now…

“You will always have a home here”

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At 21, I moved from my Portuguese hometown to Paris. In the 12 years that followed, I lived in 4 countries, quit a few jobs and relationships, changed careers completely, traveled full-time for some months, and created my own business.

Every time I start getting ideas about taking a new…

You can start applying them today

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I wrote about codfish for 8 years.

I have been publishing personal content on Medium since 2018, and I write technical articles for work. Covering different areas and styles has taught me precious lessons on the art of writing.

These are the 10 tips I would give my best friend…

You can do better than that

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I am Portuguese but have been living in Hungary for 3 years now. I met dozens of new people here and every single one of them asked me the same question. Every. Single. Person.

So, why did you move here?

While I understand people might be genuinely interested in the…

Not with the Medium Partner Program

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During the first 7 months of 2021, I made $7,000 because of Medium. But not through the Medium Partner Program. Let me explain.

I first published on the platform in 2018 it wasn’t until the pandemic started that I made my writing regular. Medium is the main platform where I…

What to do instead

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Even the front door was impressive. I arrived at this guy’s house in the sunny south of Portugal and was greeted by the maid. Smiling, she let me in and took me to the back of the house, where he sat by the swimming pool with his wife.

I was…

A story of death and wall painting

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He is painted on the walls of my apartment in shades of pearl and light blue. That was his job, to paint walls and do house fixes. But he will never fix another house or paint another wall because he died today.

Wall paint catalogs are liers. They appear before…

Plus one extra that has to do with butt shooting

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A few weeks ago, I visited Copenhagen, in Denmark. It was my first trip to a Northern European country, and it felt like entering a parallel universe. People are kind and respectful, everything is clean, the city is functional and well-integrated with nature, society seems to work properly.

Denmark is…

Build up your confidence and conquer the world


It was a dark winter evening, and I was starving. I was on a business trip in the north of Portugal and went out looking for food, but most places were either closed or empty. Finally, I saw a small restaurant with a family sitting at a table and got…

Read this if you are tired of your job

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I never knew what I wanted to be “when I’d grow up”, so I ended up studying communications because my best friend did too.

I worked as a journalist for a decade but, at 30, I decided to completely change my career and venture into the world of IT. …

Diana Bernardo

Travel addict writing about the wonders of the world. Visited 30+ countries, lived in 4. Join my travel newsletter: https://bit.ly/3k9xcDF

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