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Alexandra Figueiredo is a journalist and communication consultant with a postgraduation in Psychological Assessment. She's specialized in health journalism and in medical and scientific consultancy. Worked as a radio newscaster and was journalist at SIC Notícias, Expresso, and in two RTP programs, between others. Also coordinated a health program for RTP TV channel. She won several poetry contests, having published poems. She was director of a solidarity association chaired by the former Minister of Health Ana Jorge and was press advisor for the former President of the Portuguese Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio, during his time as Ambassador of Tuberculosis in the World. You can follow Alexandra on Instagram.

19 January 2022

10 Secret passages around the world

How many of you did not feel fascinated by some secret passage in a film? Throughout history, many were essential in winning or losing a battle […]
18 January 2022

15 oldest countries in the world

How can we define which countries are the oldest in the world? Such task may be a tricky one, since past History events may indicate that […]
17 January 2022

Archaeologists find 1,000-year-old mummy in underground tomb in Peru

Archaeologists found a well-preserved mummy dating back around 1,000-800 years in an undergoing tomb, in Cajamarquilla, Peru. The researchers discovered the mummy lying in a fetal […]
31 December 2021

Unusual New Year’s traditions

With the end of the year approaching, we all want to see if off in nice way and welcome the new year into our lives, hoping […]
28 December 2021

Why is Bom Jesus do Monte an unparalleled monument with a unique history

The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, in Braga, Portugal, has over 500 steps, 20 fountains and 32 statues. It still features 19 chapels on the […]
24 December 2021

The most beautiful Christmas legends

Christmas is a religious celebration in which Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. Christmas has, since the Roman Empire, been a clash between religious and pagan […]
24 December 2021

4 quirky Christmas traditions from around the world

Decorating the Christmas tree, waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve, exchanging presents and eating with the family… Those are all classical activities that everybody knows. But […]
21 December 2021

Where is Santa Claus from?

An old man dressed in red rides a sleigh pulled by reindeer and delivers toys to children in their sleep. He enjoys climbing down chimneys and […]
8 December 2021

Do you know the story of the bunker where Churchill hid during World War II?

Protecting the leaders, the decision makers, has always been a priority objective in any war. At the same they have to be in communication, close to […]
6 December 2021

10 Surprising facts about Christmas in the Netherlands

The Netherlands, like every other Christian country in the world, has its own traditions. Some are similar if not identical to those of other countries. Some […]
6 December 2021

Should the Netherlands and Belgium ban ‘Black Pete’?

Every year, the Christmas season in the Netherlands and Belgium is marked by discussions about the controversial tradition of “Zwarte Piet” (Black Pete).  Even this year, […]
23 November 2021

Do you know the history of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center?

Many people have seen it, whether in person or on TV, the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is a recognizable image of this time of year, […]
19 November 2021

Did you know the story of this Australian floating hotel now decaying off the coast of North Korea?

There was once a floating Australian hotel that has now ended up in North Korea. The hotel in question was called The Four Seasons Barrier Reef […]
18 November 2021

Best Little Italy neighborhoods in the US

Italians are one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States. The Italian community has managed to preserve its culture by establishing neighborhoods filled with […]
1 November 2021

Why is Palermo a Golden city

Those who have never been to Sicily will never know what is to admire the true beauty. Sicily is an authentic land, where cultures, peoples, and […]
21 October 2021

10 Cities that have changed dramatically over the years

It is impressive to see how some cities have changed over the years. Technology and new architecture have had a significant impact on these places and […]
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