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The Balkan adventure πŸ‡­πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡§πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡ͺ

Dubrovnik, Croatia, November 2023

My 2023 pre-Christmas trip took me to the Balkans. Visiting beautiful (and yes, iconic) Dubrovnik and its surroundings. Enjoying sites, friendly people and amazing food. This trip is also special as a visit to Croatia completes my task of visiting all member states of the European Union! A day in Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) Kravice Waterfall, Mostar and its vicinity makes the visit to the Balkans even more enriching. The little bit of BiH that I saw makes me want to get back here again! And at last but not least, a visit to Montenegro's Adriatic coast. Kotor and villages around are definitely a place to go. Montenegro is really pretty and worth visiting. Coming and discovering the Balkans was a very good decision indeed!

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A visit to the German settlement in Venezuela: Colonia Tovar πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ

Colonia Tovar, Venezuela, October 2023

Colonia Tovar is just 80 km away, west of Caracas. It is a small and picturesque village tucked in the mountains. It is a German settlement in the middle of Venezuela and although most of the people are 2nd or 3rd generation of the migrants from Germany, there is still a strong appreciation of the German heritage. The village seems like being taken out of Bavaria and transferred directly to Venezuela. The nature around it is spectacular and the people are really nice. Visiting Colonia Tovar for the weekend was certainly a great idea!

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Sunday nature experience πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ

In a cable car, overlooking Caracas, Venezuela, September 2023

Iconic Avila Hills around Caracas are not only green and attractive. Avila Park also serves as a green lung to the city and is home to some amazing fauna and flora. There are also picturesque villages tucked in small valleys between green hills. Definitely a place to spend some quality free time! I enjoyed the trip even more, as Leo, my new colleague was a very attentive and helpful guide and hiking companion.

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Settling in Venezuela πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ

Arriving to the airport of Caracas, Venezuela, August 2023

In August 2023, I have moved from Panama to Venezuela to serve as ECHO's Head of Office for the country out of Caracas. The images in this album document my experiences from the country throughout 2023: getting to know my new home and new responsibilities.

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A day in Lisbon πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί

Centre of Lisbon, Portugal, August 2023

A day in Lisbon, while travelling between Krakow and Caracas. It is so good to transfer via my favourite European city!

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South Sudan reunion with friends in Bardejov of Slovakia πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί

A tourist office of Bardejov municipality, Bardejov, Slovakia, August 2023

Just a day before leaving for Lisbon and then Caracas, I met with my two dear friends (and their lovely son) in Bardejov of Slovakia. Lucia and Aidan are my former colleagues and wonderful friends, with whom I worked years ago in South Sudan. Today they live in Australia, but were visiting their family in Slovakia. Of course, we needed to take our chances to meet. Here is a small photo report of the reunion!

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Summer in Warsaw πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί

The Old Town, Warsaw, Poland, August 2023

Two days' long trip to Warsaw (August 2023) to apply for the visa to Venezuela, where I will be posted for next 4 years. While the main purpose of the trip is to deal with the administrative issues of my trip to Caracas, I have had a chance to do some walking and meet some of my friends as well.

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A week in Nosy Be with Mum πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬

Nosy Be, Madagascar, July 2023

I finally managed to bring my Mother to experience a bit of African continent. At the end of July 2023, we travelled to northern Madagascar's island of Nosy Be to enjoy people, nature, and the Indian Ocean.

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