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Welcome to my scrapbook! I am an artist, freelance photographer, a former naval engineer, and this is my travel scrapbook for me to remember the order of places I have been to. Nothing of professional nature here to find. I love diving and I love nature. I am a Sagittarius and an INFJ. But most of all, I am a world traveler and a perpetual nomad, always dreaming and thinking of my next adventure.
I have been living in diverse cultures and changed countries a few times. Leaving everything behind, I would start over again from scratch in another reality, in the unknown. I know this might sound scary to some, but to me the open road has always been like a breath of fresh air. You can plan all the details in your life, and none of them happen. Let it go, let it be, and magically the dot you have been chasing all along comes into focus. All we can do is to practice having pure hearts and be aware. All the rest is beyond our control. As comfortable and convenient lives we seek, all the castles we buid are just temporary. The only real thing we will ever have, is ourselves.
In 2007 I packed my bag and went on the road. When people ask me 'why', the best answer would be - curiosity, dreams, and freedom. I have crossed borders more times than I can remember in the past seven years. Maybe not as many countries as some record seekers, but I am not after setting records. I am not after impresssing people nor writing some wise travel advise blogs which people admire and give thumbs up to on social networks. I have been to the same of the countries again and agan, and stayed in some for months. It's not always been smooth. At times I got burnt out along the way. I've been missing home at times. I will never boast about how I want to visit all the countries in the world. It's childish. Yet as long as the winds blow, and I have the health and the spirit to put up the sail - I will continue. I am still curious, I still dream, and I still have the energy to do it. The rewards are simply too great. There is so much to see and experience in this world, and our time here is limited. When you think of doing something, this might just be your last chance to do it. Why wait? And that includes having home or love in your life as well. To see is to welcome and be able to take in whatever comes your way. Be it what you love, be it what you hate. The fine line lies somewhere in between. I guess I am proned to many distractions along the way, thanks to my character, but I am always willing to learn how to draw it.
I am sure there are people out there who can relate to this, and I wish them all safe travels. Drop me a line, stay in touch, and exchange experiences and ideas about making our adventures last a lifetime. I mean seeing the countries and places, because the rest will stay with us no matter what we think or do, in the moment. See you on the road and in the cyber-space. Safe travels! ... Stan
All photos are available for purchase or licensing fee. Contact me at: stan@ancientnomad.com

 ● PART 6 :   ● 'Poland - there and back' - October 2013 - ? 2014...

 » flag map Canada →  Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Toronto, Kitchener, Toronto
 » flag map Iceland →  Keflavik (airport transfer)
 » flag map France →  Paris
 » flag map Germany →  (transit)
 » flag map Austria →  Vienna
 » flag map Slovakia →  Bratislava
 » flag map Hungary →  Budapest
 » flag map Czech Republic →  Prague
 » flag map Poland →  Wroclaw, Poznan, Warsaw, Poznan
 » flag map Germany →  Berlin
 » flag map Poland →  Poznan (transit), Gdansk, Krakow
 » flag map Ukraine →  Lviv, Odessa
 » flag map Moldova →  Chisinau
 » flag map Romania →  Bucharest
 » flag map Bulgaria →  Sofia
 » flag map Macedonia →  Skopje
 » flag map Greece →  Thessaloniki
 » flag map Turkey →  Istanbul, Goreme, Cavusin, Goreme, Nevsehir, Kaymakli, Nevsehir, Goreme, Denizli (bus transfer), Pamukkale, Selcuk, Ephesus, Selcuk, Izmir, Istanbul
 » flag map Russia →  Moscow (airport transit)
 » flag map Hong Kong →  Lantau, Tai Po, Tai Wo, Wan Chai, Tai Wo, Tai Po, Tai Wo, Tai Po, Tai Wo, Tai Po, Tai Wo, Tai Po, Tai Wo, Wan Chai
 » flag map Macau →  Macau
 » flag map China →  Guangzhou
 » flag map Macau →  Macau
 » flag map Thailand →  Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Lobpuri, Ayutthaya, Bangkok
 » flag map Cambodia →  Siem Reap, Along Vieng, Sra Em, Preah Vihear, Sra Em, Siem Rep, Kampong Thom, Sambor Prei Kuk, Kampong Thom, Kratie, Sambor Village, Kampi, Kratie, Koh Trong Island, Kratie, Phnom Penh, Kampong, Kep, Kampong, Kep, Kampong, Kep, Kampong, Sihanoukville
 » flag map Thailand →  Bangkok
 » flag map Russia →  Moscow (airport transit)
 » flag map Poland →  Warsaw, Poznan, Warsaw, Bialystok, Kuznica
 » flag map Belarus →  Hrodna, Minsk, Stowbtsy, Minsk
 » flag map Lithuania →  Vilnius
 » flag map Latvia →  Riga
 » flag map Estonia →  Tallin
 » flag map Latvia →  Riga
 » flag map Lithuania →  Vilnius (bus transit)
 » flag map Poland →  Warsaw (airport)
 » flag map United Arab Emirates →  Dubai (airport)
 » flag map Taiwan →  Taipei (airport), Kaohsiung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Kaohsiung, Meinong, Kaohsiung, Donggang, Liuqiu Island, Donggang, Kaohsiung, Incheon Airport Taipei
 » flag map Korea →  Incheon Airport, Seoul, Incheon Airport
 » flag map Canada →  Vancouver,

What might follow later: ???...

 ● PART 5 :   ● 'Winter break' - October 25 2012 - ?

 » flag map Canada →  Sainte-Cecile-de-Milton, Granby, Montreal
 » flag map USA →  New York, Old Bridge, river trip, Old Bridge, New York, Old Bridge, New York, Newark
 » flag map Nicaragua →  Managua, Masaya (2, 2, 3, Laguna de Masaya), Parque Nacional Volcan Masaya, Masaya(2, 3), Granada, Masaya, Managua, Masaya, Granada, Altagracia, Morrito, San Miguelito, San Carlos, Boca de Sabalos, El Castillo (2, 3, 4), Rio San Juan to San Juan del Norte, San Juan del Norte (2), Bluefields (2), Puerto El Bluff, Big Corn Island, Little Corn Island, Big Corn Island, Puerto El Bluff, Bluefields, La Rama, Managua, Matagalpa, Jinotega, Esteli, Ocotal, Las Manos
 » flag map Honduras →  El Paraiso, Tegucigalpa, Comayagua, Puerto Cortez, Omoa, Corinto
 » flag map Guatemala →  Puerto Barrios
 » flag map Belize →  Punta Gorda, Dangriga, Orange Walk, Lamanai, Orange Walk, Corozal
 » flag map Mexico →  Chetumal, Bacalar, Merida, Progreso, Merida, Progreso, Merida, Progreso, Merida, Campeche, Villahermosa, Comalcalco Ruinas, Villahermosa, Tuxla Gutierrez, San Cristobal de las Casas, Ocosingo, Tonina Ruinas, Ocosingo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Chulula, Puebla, Xalapa, Veracruz, Alvarado, Veracruz, Papantla, El Tajin, Papantla, Poza Rica, Mexico City
 » flag map USA →  Charlotte,
 » flag map Canada →  Toronto, Kitchener, Toronto, Montreal, Ste Cecile-de-Milton

 ● PART 4 :   ● 'Mexico and beyond - winter escape' - November 4 2011 - October 25 2012

 » flag map Canada → Montreal (start)

 » flag map USA → Atlanta airport
 » flag map Mexico → Mexico City airport, Cancun, Punta Sam, Cancun, Punta Sam, Isla Mujeres, Punta Sam, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Tulum Ruinas, Tulum, Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Merida, Progreso, Merida, Uxmal, Campeche, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Ciudad Cuahtemoc
 » Guatemala flag map Guatemala →  La Masilla, Quetzaltenango (Xela), Chimaltenango, Antigua, Escuintla, Puerto San Jorge, Iztapa, Monterrico, Guatemala City, Chiquimula, El Florido
 » Honduras flag map Honduras →  Copan Ruinas, Copan, Copan Ruinas
 » Guatemala flag map Guatemala →  Antigua, Rio Dulce, Punta Caimanes, El Estor, Punta Caimanes, Rio Dulce, Santa Elena, Flores, El Naranjo, El Ceibo
 » flag map Mexico →  Tenosique, Palenque, San Cristobal de las Casas, San Juan Chamula, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Palenque, Cancun
 » flag map USA → Atlanta airport, Minneapolis airport
 » flag map Canada → Vancouver, Whistler, Pemberton, Lilooet, Boston Bar, Hope, Vancouver, Montreal, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Granby (many times, shopping trips), Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Sainte Cesar, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Montreal

 ● PART 3 :   ● 'Back on the road - South East Asia and beyond' - May 12 2010 - November 4 2011

 » flag map Canada → Vancouver (start)
 » flag map USA → Seattle
 » flag map Thailand → Bangkok, Hat Yai
 » flag map Malaysia → Kuala Lumpur, Melaca
 » flag map Indonesia → Dumai, Bukittinggi, Koto Gadang, Bukittinggi, Padang, Bukittinggi, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Probolinggo, Cemoro Lawang, Gunung Bromo, Cemoro Lawang, Probolingo, Denpasar, Kuta, Ubud, Kuta, Padangbai, Kuta, Tulamben, Lovina, Besekih, Semarapura, Kuta, Jakarta
 » flag map Malaysia → Kota Kinabalu, Labuan
 » flag map Brunei Darussalam →  Bandar Seri Begawan (2, 3)
 » flag map Malaysia →  Miri, Batu Niah, Bintulu, Miri, Sibu, Kuching, Jong's Crocodile Farm, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Marang, Kuala Terengganu (2,3), Kuala Besut, Palau Perhentian (2), Kuala Besut (2, 3), Kota Bharu (2), Goa Musang, Cameron Highlands: Tanah Rata (2, 3), Ipoh (2, 3), Butterworth, Penang: Georgetown (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
 » flag map Thailand →  Hat Yai, Songkhla (2, 3), Hat Yai, Trang (2), Thun Song, Nakhon Si Thammarat (2, 3, 4, 5), Thun Song, Chumphon, Koh Tao (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Bangkok (2, 3, 4), Kanchanaburi (2, 3, 4), Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak, Bangkok, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong, Luang Namtha
 » flag map Laos →  Huay Xuai, Mekong River, Pak Beng, Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Kaew Nuea
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 » flag map Vietnam →  Cau Treo, Vinh, Hanoi, Lao Cai, Sapa, Lao Chai, Sapa, Hanoi, Halong City, Haiphong, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Chau Doc, Vinh Xuong
 » flag map Cambodia →  Kaam Samnor, Phnom Penh (2, 3, 3, 4, 5), Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, Battambang, boat to Siem Reap (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Siem Reap, Angkor Wat (2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), Siem Reap
 » flag map Thailand →  Bangkok, Saraburi, Bangkok, Hat Yai, Sungai Kolok
 » flag map Malaysia →  Rantau Panjang, Kota Bharu, Kuala Besut, Kota Bharu, Kuala Besut, Kota Bharu, Rantau Panjang
 » flag map Thailand →  Sungai Kolok, Bangkok, Trat, Ko Chang, Trat, Bangkok
 » flag map Hong Kong (China) →  Hong Kong (2, 3, 4)
 » flag map China →  Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Guilin, Yingtan, Huangshan Shi (Tunxi), Tangkou, Huang Shan, Tangkou, Huanshan, Nanjing, Beijing, Shenzen
 » flag map Hong Kong (China) →  Hong Kong
 » flag map China →  Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Qiaotou, Tiger Leaping Gorge (trekking), Hutiaoxia, Qiaotou, Shangri La, Panzhihua, Xi'an, Bingmayong (Terracotta Army), Xi'an, Beijing
 » flag map Russia → Moscow (airport flight wait)
 » flag map U.S.A. → New York, Newark, Old Bridge, New York
 » flag map Canada →  Montreal, Portneuf, Donnacona, Portneuf, Quebec City, Portneuf, Deschambault, Portneuf, Neuville, Portneuf, Neuville, Portneuf, Quebec City, Lotbiniere, Montreal, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Granby, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Quebec, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Montreal, Lotbiniere, Quebec City, Montreal


LATER:   (some of the countries I plan to visit in the future; I have been to some of these, but I would like to come back)
 » flag Myanmar (Burma) »   » flag Mongolia »   » flag Philippines »   » flag East Timor »  » flag Papua New Guinea »  » flag Australia »   » flag New Zealand »   » flag Sri Lanka »   » flag India »   » flag Pakistan »   » flag Iran » 

Ending up with less than half the money I expected to have after the Olympics, and no jobs to find after (all the minimum wage jobs are already being done by other engineers, university grads, computer geeks, artists), I packed my stuff and decided to pay instead of 20 dollars for a bunk bed in Vancouver, a modest 6 for my own room - in Asia. I might also do some English teaching there, do more traveling of course and photography. This is what I am supposed to do, not watch my skills, talents and money being wasted in British Columbia, no matter how beautiful the locals think it is.

 ● PART 2 :   ● 'Back to Vancouver - surviving with a goal in mind' - Jan. 9 - May 8 2010
 ● Itenerary:
 » flag Canada » Vancouver

January 2010 - back from Mexico. A new type of experiment - house-sitting. Then a job for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. A blessing and a disappointment at the same time. We were promised a full time job from mid January till end of March, with lots of overtime, but it turned out that I was actually one of the lucky ones who ended up with three weeks of work. Many people got in trouble because of this deception. But what else can you expect from Vancouver, other than money grabbing and false promises. And my goal has been only one - to organize myself and leave again. I managed to do this, eventually, but unfortunately with half the amount of money which I was counting on.

 ● PART 1 :   ● The beginning of this BLOG - Escape from Vancouver freeze & the Mexico couch surfing experiment - Dec. 13 - Jan. 9 2010
 ● Itenerary:
 » flag Canada » Vancouver (start)
 » flag USA » Bellingham, San Diego
 » flag Mexico » Tijuana, Playas de Tijuana, Ensenada, La Bufadora, Ensenada, Tijuana
 » flag USA »; San Diego, Bellingham, Blane
 » flag Canada » Vancouver

With limited funds, no place to stay in the expensive and most of all - cold to the bone Vancouver, I decided to have it cheaper and better. I went South, to Mexico. I made it there and back in three weeks on 650 dollars. Vancouver to San Diego, Tijuana, Ensenada, and back to Vancouver. I became a member of the couchsurfing.org, and it worked. I had a place to stay about half of the time.
read the FIRST ENTRY  (earlier entries start at the bottom of each page)

 ● PART 0 :   ● The beginnings - Mexico, Central & South Ameriaca 2007 - 2009.
 ● Itenerary:   (there are many other places I have been to on a day trip or passed along the way and I will add them later, but this is pretty much the route I traveled)
● Central & South America Maps
 » flag Canada » Vancouver, Victoria, Vancouver (start)
 » flag USA » Seattle, Los Angeles, Venice Beach, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego
 » flag Mexico » Tijuana
 » flag USA » San Diego
 » flag Mexico » Tijuana, La Paz, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Monte Alban, oaxaca, San Cristobal de Las Casas, San Juan Chamula, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Canyon de Sumidero, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Palenque
 » flag Guatemala » Frontera Corozal, Flores, Tikal, Flores, Coban, Semuc Champey, Grutas de Lanquin, Coban, Antiqua, Volcan Pacaya, Chichicastenango, Guatemala City, Lago Atitlan, Panajachel, San Pedro la Laguna, Santiago Atitlan, San Marcos la Laguna, Panajachel, Antiqua, Rio Dulce, Livingston
 » flag Belize » Punta Gorda, Belize City, Caye Caulker, Belize City, Belmopan, San Ignacio, Belmopan, Independence, Placencia
 » flag Honduras » Puerto Cortez, San Pedro Sula, El Progreso, La Ceiba, Roatan, La Ceiba, Pena Blanca, Lago de Yoja, La Esperanza, Gracias, Santa Rosa de Copan, Nueva Octopeque, El Poy
 » flag El Salvador » San Ignacio, La Palma, Suchidoto, Apopa, El Congo, Lago de Coatepeque, Parque Nacional Cerro Verde, Volcan Izalco, Izalco, Sansonate, La Libertad, Playa el Tunco, La Libertad, Usulatan, ? (small town + laguna), Alegria, San Miguel, El Almatillo
 » flag Honduras » El Almatillo, El Triunfo
 » flag Nicaragua » Somotilo, Chinandega, Leon, Poneloya, Leon, Managua, Granada, Rivas, San Jorge, Isla de Omoetepe, Moyogalpa, Merida, Santa Cruz, Altagracia, Volcan Concepcion, Altagracia, Moyogalpa, San Jorge, Rivas, Penas Blancas
 » flag Costa Rica » Penas Blancas, San Jose, Volcan Poas, San Jose, Alajuela, La Fortuna, Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna, Tilaran, Monteverde, San Jose, Cariari, Tortuguero, Moin, Puerto Limon, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo, Sixaola
 » flag Panama » Sixaola, Changuinola, Bocas del Toro, Bastimientos, Almirante, Chirqui, David, Boquete, David, Panama City, David, Almirante, Bocas del Toro, Soropot, Bocas del Toro, Carinero, Bocas del Toro, Almirante, Changuinola, David, Panama City, Colon, Gatun Locks, Panama City, Miraflores Locks, Panama City
 » flag Colombia » Cartagena, Santa Marta, Taganga, Parque Nacional Tyrona, Taganga, Santa Marta, Tunja, Villa de Leyva, Bogota, Armenia, Salento, Valle de Cocora, Salento, Popayan, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Popayan, Ipiales
 » flag Ecuador » Tulcan, Otavalo, Cotocachi, Laguna Cuicocha, Quito, Latacunga, Pujili, Zumbahua, Laguna de Quilotoa, Sigchos, Latacunga, Saquisili, Latacunga, Banos, Puyo, Macas, Riobamba, Alausi, Nariz del Diablo, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Manta, Canoa, San Vincente, Bahia de Caraquez, San Vincente, Puerto Lopez, Isla de la Plata, Puerto Lopez, Montanita, Guayaquil, Machala, Huaquillas
 » flag Peru » Piura, Chiclayo, Tucume, Chan Chan, Lambayeque, Truijilo, Tarapoto, Yurimaguas, Lagunas, Pacasmaya Village, Nauta, Iquitos, Padre Cocha, Iquitos, Lima, Callao, Lima, Pisco, Reserva nacional de Paracas, Pisco, Ica, Huacachina, Arequipa, Ica, Nazca, Lima, Cuzco, Puno, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, Pisac, Colca, Sacret Valley, Salinas, Cuzco, Arequipa, Puno, Lago Titicaca, Islas Flotantes, Isla Taquile, Isla Amantani, Puno, Yunguyo
 » flag Bolivia » Copacabana, Isla del Sol, Copacabana, La Paz, Oruro, Uyuni, Salar de Uyuini, Uyuni, Potosi, Sucre, Tarabuco, Sucre, Tarija, Tomatitas, San Lorenzo, Tarija, Bermejo, Tarija, Santa Cruz, Samaipata, El Fuerte, Samaipata, Okinawa, Trinidad, Rurrenabaque, San Buenaventura, Tumupasa, Rurrenabaque, Caranavi, La Paz, Valle de la Luna, La Paz, Cochabamba, El Poncho, Santa Cruz, Villamontes, Yacuiba
 » flag Argentina » Salta, Cordoba, Buenos Aires
 » flag Uruguay » Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo, La Paloma, Montevideo, Salto
 » flag Argentina » Posadas, San Ignacio Mini, Puerto Iguazu, Parque Nacional Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Mendoza
 » flag Chile » Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Antofqagasta, San Pedro de Atacama, Valle de la Luna, El Tatio Geysers, Antofagasta, Iquique, Arica
 » flag Bolivia » La Paz, Sucre, M?, Villamontes
 » flag Paraguay » Fortin General Eugenio A. Garay, Asuncion, Encarnacion, Trinidad & Jesus, Ciudad del Este, Itapu Dam, Concepcion, Parque Nacional Cerro Cora, Concepcion, Bahia Negra, Fuerte Olimpio, Concepcion, Filadelfia, Marechal Estigarribia, Fortin General Eugenio A. Garay
 » flag Bolivia » Santa Cruz, La Paz, Tiwanaku, La Paz, Rurrenabaque, Riberalta, Guayaramerin
 » flag Brazil » Guajara Mirim, Porto Velho, Manaus, Parintins, Santarem, Santana, Macapa, Oiapoque
 » flag French Guiana » St. George de L'Oyapok, Cayenne, Kourou, Cayenne, Kourou, Cayenne, Kourou, boat trip, Kourou, St. Laurent du Moroni
 » flag Suriname » Albina, Paramaibo, Nieuw Nickerie
 » flag Guyana » South Drain, Georgetown
 » flag USA » New York, Old Bridge, New York, Seattle
 » flag Canada » Victoria, Vancouver

Back in 2007, I decided that I was sick enough of wasting my life being stuck where I was - Vancouver. I was sick and tired of trying to make it there, and being always pushed back to square one. I had to get out. It's a tough city not just for immigrants, but for people living there. Those who are not rich and well connected. Maybe also for those who immigrated there 40 years ago, when buying a house was still affordable. Now the middle class disappears, rich are getting richer, and the government is basically legally free to waste taxpayers money any way they want and get away with it. Vancouver is not a healthy city. Just go to see the East Side, Main St. and Hastings area, where you will see crowds of zombie like looking people using anf selling drigs openly. It's a place where according to the government, which is so successfull at creating an image of 'the best place in the world to live', almost 19% of children live below the poverty line. The minimum wage, the lowest in Canada at 8 dollars per hour, has been frozen in British Columbia since 2000. The BC Liberals are saying that it's enough to live. Yet the same government talks about inflation and gives themselves wage increase, every year. Plus bonuses and huge retirenment packages at the end, and free dinner and expensive tickets for events like the Olympics. All not accounted for, officially. That's democracy Canadian edition, a country which used immigration as a way to legally bring in 'modern slaves', unaweare people who end up volunteering to gain the 'canadian experience' and run endless paper trail with hopes to get somewhere, following that vanishing point of hope on the horizone, which is skillfully kept not too far but not too close by the new fees, taxes, licenses, invented by the army of fat people on their fat salaries crafting the illusion of the promissed land and creating next fat contracts for themselves and their friends. I have seen such system in Poland, where we had communism.
'We gotta get out of this place', just like The Angelic Upstarts sang, became my motto (I know it is by the Animals but I always listened to punk). I packed my old backpack, put my artwork and the rest of my old existence in a storage and said 'Hello' to my new life. I set my sail on Mexico and Central America. Just like I did in the 90's when I left for Japan.

I was supposed to spend a few months in Latin America. Just to see it, get a bit of an idea what it's like - I had never been there before. A few months became two years. Traveling by bus and boats, I have been to perhaps 200 cities since. I had taken thousands of photos, but I neglected writing and keeping a blog. I will be working on it, and with time upload everything to this web site and my photography portfolio.

In the past, I have also been to and lived in some of these countries and places:
 » flag Poland (born here)   » flag Germany   » flag Slovakia   » flag Belgium 
 » flag Holland   » flag England   » flag Algeria   » flag Tunisia 
 » flag Japan (8 years)   » flag South Korea   » flag India   » flag Nepal 
 » flag Taiwan   » flag Australia   » flag Fiji   » flag Hawaii   » flag Singapore 

Trips I am planning to do in the future:
Two major trips - Africa and Europe. I would like to get to Europe from Asia through Mongolia. Then, from Europe, Africa. After this, I will do a World tour visiting places I have missed and some to which I would like to come back again. I hope, with time, I will find my home..
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