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Iberian Peninsula with people you love

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September and October 2018 was very kind to me, when it comes to spending time with people that are important to me. First, I visited Tahir & friends in Toronto, then met with very dear friends of mine in Jakarta, after that in Warsaw, then with wonderful friends in Brussels, and finally I spend some time with Mum and my dear Polish neighbours in Obidos. If this was not enough, I am going to meet a wonderful friend from my high school in Singapore next weekend!

Spending time with friends and family is even more precious, when one visits beautiful places. Portugal and Spain are definitely some of the nicest countries on the planet, and there is no doubt that touring the sites with Mum and friends was very special. 

Look up this link to have a glimpse of what we have seen and experienced.

Earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi of Indonesia

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Please note that pictures in this gallery may be found disturbing or graphic to some viewers, as they present extreme destruction and humanitarian suffering.

On 28th September 2018, in the evening hours, Central Sulawesi of Indonesia was struck by the earthquake of 7.7 magnitude RS. The earthquake caused massive destruction in the City of Palu, and triggered a strong tsunami, as well as mudslides and phenomenon called ‘soil liquefaction’ across City of Palu, Sigu and in costal areas of Dongala. 

At the time of writing, the official figures suggest that at least 5,000 lost their lives and thousands people got injured. However, it is clear that the number of people will increase dramatically, as more excavations are done. We all fear that the death toll could exceed 20,000 people. 

The calamities caused apocalyptic destruction with ten of thousands houses being turned into rubble. Roads, electricity, water networks, hospitals, schools, shops, hotels are all destroyed or damaged. 

The disaster has brought many people within Indonesia and some from outside of the country joining hands to help those surviving the disaster. But what is the most impressive is the solidarity and self-support of the families that survived themselves. People just do whatever they can to help one another - thus trying to cope with the loss of their loved ones or their possessions. 

This gallery of pictures is a tribute to victims and survivors of this terrible tragedy, and to those doing whatever they can to help. You can view pictures, by clicking this link

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