About me

So here goes a little more about me. My name is Ana, I was born in Lisbon and moved to London in 2008. I have a full-time regular job and on the side I write on this blog and take some cool pictures.

My blogging history goes back to 2007 when I committed to writing about my move to London. This helped me stick to the plan of leaving Lisbon behind. Back then I was writing in Portuguese and had a large following as many people were curious about moving to a different country. It was a difficult time for Portugal and many of my friends were losing their jobs. As I didn’t want to be dragged down by that I decided to quit my job and move to London. I had no job, no accommodation and no idea of what expected me. It was an emotional roller coaster.

After sharing my house hunting stories, flatmate drama, job hunting struggles and bits of everyday life in this new city for about 10 years I felt that it no longer made sense to keep up with the blog as I was all settled in my new home. There were barely any changes in my London life and no flatmates to provide funny stories for the blog so the content was getting a little repetitive and boring. I no longer felt like writing on it.

Also now most of my friends don’t really speak Portuguese and I could not share what I was writing with them which made me a little sad.

As a result and after 10 years of blogging in Portuguese I switched to a brand new website with a new name to share my travels, random thoughts and my photography.

“The World by Ana” is my new passion project. I hope you are all enjoying it as much as I am 🙂

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