Photos

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Sometimes, pictures tell more than written stories. Enjoy some of photos from various moments of my life, arranged in different galleries. Enjoy viewing them!

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Weekends trips with Tahir around Thailand

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As Tahir, my fostered younger brother is not allowed to move out of Thailand (his refugee status is not allowing him travelling out of the country at the moment), we are trying to ‘beat time’, by exploring various parts of Thailand during the weekends. Travelling the country (often off the beaten track) proves to be a wonderful way of learning the beauties of Thailand. This gallery keeps on expanding, as I add pictures there once a week. Do visit regularly, if you enjoy it!

Marawi displaced in the Philippines

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The ongoing war (started in May 2017) in Marawi in southern parts of the Philippines has forced a staggering 400,000 flee to northern parts of Mindanao Island. The gallery shows some images of the lives of the those who have fled the conflict.

Celebrating summer’s arrival in Bangkok

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A really nice and relaxing weekend with Tahir in eastern side of Bangkok. Celebrating the arrival of 2017’s summer in the canals of this amazing city. Lots of wonderful colours, buildings and nature!

A spring visit to Europe

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A hectic but wonderful visit to Brussels and Nowy Sacz. Wonderful to visit familiar places and spend time with people that I love. Some few pictures from the visit can be found here.

Settling in Portugal: the following step is done!

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April 2016 has brought my plans of settling in Portugal permanently a little bit closer. Together with my friend Kate, we travelled around Obidos area looked at around 15 properties, with an intention of choosing one for purchase, so that we can establish our future home there. The mission was very successful, as we found a place in the centre of the town of Obidos, which we would like to buy. Now, we are negotiating the price, and talking to the banks. If all goes according to a plan, we should be able to sign a contract and start moving there really soon. The gallery presents some pictures of the house that we found, but also shows the beauty of Obidos, and the surroundings of the town. Enjoy viewing!


Rohingya Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh

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As persecution of Rohingya people in Myanmar intensifies, more and more flee the country. The majority of the Rohingya, due to the geographical proximity, end up in Bangladesh. This gallery presents some pictures of how the refugee camps for the Rohingya look like in Cox’s Bazar District of Bangladesh. Although, the life in the camps is very tough, it is good to remember that Bangladesh is a poor country, and it is important to recognise that the country and the society should only be praised for extending a welcoming hand to those who need to flee their own country. I only wished that may native Poland was as accommodating in helping those in need! Here is a link to the gallery. 


Bangkok: the city and its canals

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Together with Paula and Tahir, and some other friends that came to visit from Canada and France, we went for a day to explore Bangkok’s eastern neighbourhoods. Canals, floating markets, endless amount of temples. Lots of charm. Check out the pictures yourselves!

Winter break 2016

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2016 has definitely been an exhausting year, and somehow humbling. The end of it is bringing some time off, and time for reflection. As I travel around southern Thailand and parts of Poland, some very disturbing news keep on coming from Jordan, Turkey, Russia, Switzerland, Germany and indeed my native Poland. I wished that at least the end of December is ‘less exciting’, but I guess it is not meant to be. At least, my break appears to be ‘more traditional’ and allows for some relaxation and happy chats with people that are important to me!

Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh

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October 2016 has brought a new wave of violence in Myanmar. As a result thousand of oppressed and persecuted Rohingyas have fled the trouble region of Rakhine (Myanmar) to Bangadesh’s Cox’s Bazar. This gallery shows some pictures from various parts of this region of Bangladesh, where the refugees are.

Mongolia’s summer

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Last summer, I had a chance to visit Ulaanbaatar and southern part of Mongolia again. It was amazing to admire the country during the warmer part of the year. It does look very different from what I am used to in the winter.


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