My name is Tânia Vargas and I’m a Portuguese young professional. I was/am enrolled in a diverse set of activities both professional and academic. You can ask me about it through my email, if you want.

My research interests include the Middle-East, environmental issues, communications, social media, conflict analysis, security issues, music, cat behaviour, among others.

I used to live Belgium, and now I live in Gravesend, United Kingdom. I have 2 beautiful cats and I am a huge Doctor Who fan. I play the French Horn since 2000.

This blog expresses my opinions on several issues regarding different international subjects.

If you wish to contact me, use taniafvsantos [at] gmail.com. You can write me in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and (basic) Dutch.

If you want to talk to me about my professional life/work proposals, please send me an email.

192 responses to “About

  1. Thanks for liking my post. I used to live in Liege Belgium when I was younger. Have a blessed day! Queen Of Hearts

  2. annabelcommunicated

    Thanks for liking my post! I hope to visit Brussels one day!

  3. Maria Jaber

    Thank you for liking my post: GOING BACK TO BASIS — THE CITY OF JASMINE. I am glad you enjoyed it. Have a good day 🙂

  4. Thanks for liking my post. You may wish to explore some of my earlier posts as one of my areas of interest is also Human Rights. If interested take a look at my novel ‘When Eagles Dare to Fly” as it speaks of the issues related to Canada’s First Nations people as well as cultural groups coming together.

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog and clicking likes. I lived in Leuven in 1 year. I miss it all the time and always want to visit Leuven again. Hope to keep in touch with you.

  6. I’m also interested in the Middle East (I love it) and the Far East with Conflict Resolutions. I’ve been studying in Boston, and currently seeking any related professional I could contribute with the knowledge. I’m glad I found someone out there working for such things. Ironically, it’s difficult to find people with global interest (other than int’l finance) even at my university right now.

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the two likes! Very much appreciated.

  8. HI Tânia! Thanks for liking a couple of my articles. Have a great day!! – Chris B. “The Daily Buzz”

  9. Thanks for stopping g by my blog! I like your articles 🙂

  10. Hello Tania 🙂

    I am just going through this now, should have done that earlier. It’s great to know an international relations professional 🙂 You are the first one I know in such a field. Glad to know that your research interest includes Middle East (guessing that its GCC) cos I have lived in a couple of countries and still here, hopefully will be here for some more time.

    Cheers Tania

  11. I thoroughly appreciate your comment on my post, especially after reading the serious topics you deal with. I plan to expand my topics, but now I am having fun writing about the little guys. So really thanks!

  12. Thank you for liking the post. The blog is still under construction, I hope to see you again there in the future. The same I will do with your interesting posts.

  13. Thank you my friend for this beautiful blog ! I will be recommending your thoughts to all your friends.with love maxima

  14. novemberdreamer

    Hi! Thanks for liking my post! I hope to travel the world one day and become a writer and reading your posts has really gotten me thinking. When I’m older I was thinking about doing some volunteer work in other countries and was wondering if you had any suggestions or knew of any organizations? If not then sorry in advance 🙂

  15. Tania, thank you for taking time to read my blog and “liking” it. Your background and accomplishments are impressive. I appreciate being associated with such intelligent people such as yourself. I will definitely keep up with your blog as well. All the Best – Tony

  16. Gustavo Plácido

    Glad to meet a fellow portuguese blogger. ‘Poucos mas bons”!

  17. Tania, where is Leuven? It sound German, but it could be in Norway or Sweden or Denmark or Netherlands as well.


  18. Ah hah, Leuven is in Belgium.

  19. hsaive

    Great Grandfather migrated from “Saive”.BE — http://saive.be
    Cheers – Harold Saive
    Your wonderful photo compels me to migrate back

  20. Thank you for liking my post “8 Science-Backed Reasons Why Dads Deserve More Credit.” Nice to come across people with similar interest based upon different international issues.

  21. Thanks for stopping by and liking one of my posts which l have done the same to your excellent post on Israel and Palestine. Also l also hurt so much watching people fighting. I feel for the innocents as my post title said, but realise blame for the conflict together with secrets and lies, exists on both sides. You may also like to take a look at this post when you get time and let me know your views! Regards Ian (Editor) http://wp.me/p165ui-6ag

  22. Thanks for the like! I am delighted to see that your interests include the ME. I’ve written an article I could use a second opinion on. Could you help, please? I’ll mail it to you, if yes. It’s quite a bold topic, I don’t think I can send it to a paper just yet.

  23. Thanks for liking my post. And thanks for understanding my frustration related to such topic.

  24. Thank you for coming by my blog the other day! Good to have fellow thinkers, readers, and writers in the blogosphere! Excellent post on Israel and Palestine, very intelligent and thought-provoking! This is an excellent blog. Wishing you all the best!

  25. I appreciate your ‘liking’ my post on Israel’s actions in Gaza. Unfortunately, the Israelis understand too well what Niccoló Machiavelli meant when he related that “When a decision has to be made involving the fate of powerful cities that are accustomed to free institutions, they must either be destroyed, or conciliated by benefits.” I hold out little hope for the Palestinians (or their being “conciliated by benefits.” ) unless a champion comes forward to aid them. Either the UN should occupy the region for their safety or the Israelis should be boycotted internationally until they comply with the UN provisions for the recognition of the state of Israel (1947) that they agreed to and have never fulfilled. Just my opinion of course.

  26. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

  27. Thank-you so much for visiting my blog and liking my post. Your blog makes for very interesting and thought-provoking reading.

  28. Philip Stanfield

    Hello Tania, thank you for liking my post on Hegel. Best regards, Phil Stanfield

  29. Thank you for dropping by my blog. I had two cats too. My last one, a divine all black bundle of bliss died last year aged 22. I am so heartsick still, I cannot bring myself to get another.

  30. Tania- Thanks for visiting the offerings at the GREEN DOCK category of my blog. Good luck with everything you are doing. All the best, CAPT. KEN

  31. Thank you for liking my post! I’ve been in Belgium many times, in Brussels. Hope you check my blog again and let me know what you think!

  32. Thank you for like my post. I went on your website looks cool I like it keep up the good work. I am in Paris myself. Have fun.


    Thanks for liking our post. We also give FREE Online Courses if your interested.Ciao,

  34. i’m feeling your work and your depth and the way you put things down.you truly have a way with expression.peace

  35. What an interesting blog! I’m looking forward to your future posts.

  36. thank you so much for dropping by my blog and liking my ‘who knew??’ post, I so look forward to reading your posts!!! 🙂

  37. Good morning from Australia Tânia. Thank you for your link with my work. I am at the opposite end of the maturational scale to you. That’s my euphemism for “81+ years of age.”

    I’ve been a long time discovering my ignorance. There’s something wonderful about trying to fix it, and that’s what I have been working at since I retired, after 50 years of teaching in schools and universities,in 2004.

    Your thoughts and spirit are a signal to me to venture on, so more thanks for that. Good going with your work. I’ll try, when I can, to keep in touch.


  38. Thank you for supporting my site Tânia. It is refreshing to an octogenarian to see your life journey filled with such a variety of interests, and powered by such energy. I’ve learned over 50 years of teaching in schools and unis that true education arrives when you discover how much you still have to learn. That seems to place me at the “postgraduate” level, but it’s such fun going on with the learning. I’ll try to visit here from time to time and will share any ideas that seem useful.

    My very best wishes,


  39. Welcome and thank you for visiting…Journal of Hope is a relatively new site, based off of my book, “Journal of Hope” (Amazon UK), published in August. Nonetheless, glad to connect. Your life seems interesting and I wish you the best. Looking forward to taking time to review your posts, etc. and for more to come…again…thanks!

  40. Thank you for stopping by The Marcus Review, you’re always welcome to visit any time 🙂

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