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Asia » Indonesia » Java » Jakarta July 20th 2016

General info: Currency: Indonesian Rupiah Cost of living: 1,5l bottle of water 6R, 0,5l local beer 30R, meal in average restarurant 50R Flight to Jakarta sounded promising to me and I have to admit, I was a bit surprised with the significant domination of Islam in that region. The name of the city comes from Jayakarta, which old Javanese translate as "victorious city". It's rapidly growing, second largest in the world metropolis. Tropical climate creates perfect conditions for coffee plantation. That day I was given an opportunity to find myself in Tangerang area, which, saying politely, disappointed me. Obtrusive traffic noise, chaos on the streets, noticable air pollution and unaesthetic buildings, ruined my first impression. My attempts to explore the city met with failure. Cars dominate the traffic totally. Drivers use beeps instead of brakes, pedestrians ... read more
Jakarta, Java, Indonesia
Jakarta, Java, Indonesia
Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

Asia » India » Andhra Pradesh » Hyderabad July 17th 2016

Nothing special to add, just another turnaround. / Nie mam nic specjalnego do dodania, kolejny turnaround.... read more

Africa » Kenya » Nairobi Province July 12th 2016

General info: Currency: Kenyan shilling Cost of living: 1,5l bottle of water 75S, Elephant Orphanage enterance fee 500S, coffee in hotel cafeteria 250S Kenya so far has been known to me for its world's best long distance runners. Capital city name comes from massai name of the river Enkare Nairobi which means cool water. It is the most diversified country in regards to ethnology and languages in whole Africa. Conflicts among groups are its main problem. Official languages are swahili and english. The view of the streets says everything about financial and development situation there. Obviously it's not very well. Main turistic attractions are wild animals parks. Also there is an elephants orphanage, created due to poaching of adult elephants by ivory seekers. My visit was mainly dedicated to visit that orphanage and as well neighbouring ... read more
Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi, Kenya
Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi, Kenya
Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi, Kenya

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou July 10th 2016

General info: Currency: Chinese Yuan Cost of living: 1,5l bottle of water 5Y, metro ticket 2Y, meal in restaurant 25Y That was my first visit to the most populous country in the world. China widely know from labels of variety of products "made in China" is world's cheapest source of manpower. It is as well a country where human rights or sustainability are not taken into account much. My research how to spend given 24hours in Guangzhou, ended up with an idea to visit one of the tallest towers in the world- Canton Tower, but my team showed up as group of foodies, so I decided get to know the city from culinary side. Local menus are rich in quite specific delicacy for middle-european taste, but i got my experianced colleagues with me and i found ... read more
Canton, China
Canton, China
Canton, China

Middle East » Saudi Arabia » Jeddah July 6th 2016

That turnaround was the worst ever in my whole career. Hard to manage timing, night departure and noon arrival, very difficult passengers profile. Well, that job is not always about nice and easy flights with pleasant layovers. Hope to never experiance that again. / Ten turnaround był najgorszym lotem w mojej dotychczasowej karierze. Począwszy od trudnej do pracy pory, nocny wylot i powrót w południe, kończąc na bardzo ciężkim typie pasażerów. Cóż, ta praca to nie tylko łatwe i przyjemne loty z fajnymi layoverami. Mam nadzieje nie powtórzyć tego doświadczenia nigdy więcej.... read more

Europe » Poland » Masovia » Warsaw July 1st 2016

General info: Currency: Polish Zloty Cost of living: 1,5l bottle of water 2zł, beer in a pub 8-12zł, meal in restaurant 25zł My thoughts about the first flight on duty to my home city, were very positive. At the Warsaw airport, I was welcomed by my sister and 6 years old niece, very excited about the situation. After we picked up our suitcases, I got permission from the Captain, so girls could join us on the bus to the hotel. My brother was waiting for us there, so after arrival we headed together straightaway to our home. My Mr M joined us shortly after. At home I could rest and enjoy nice dinner with my loved ones. Later I went out with my friends and spent pleasant relaxing evening at the Vistula riverside. Next morning I ... read more
Crew bus, Warsaw
Crew bus, Warsaw
Vistula riverside, Warsaw

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow June 28th 2016

General info: Currency: British Pound Cost of living: My first visit to the country of Loch Ness monster and kilts (mens skirts). Glasgow welcomed me with typical British Islands weather. Gloomy, chilly, constantly raining. Even though I did not give up my plan to see the city. Some of the attractions were located in walking distance from the hotel. In the company of lovely Ukrainin girl met on the flight, we went out the same evening after arrival. We walked along the river heading to Clyde Arc. That eye catching construction is one of the local landmarks. On our way we could see also interesting bridges, The Squiggly and The Kingstone. As well we found very nice italian restaurant called The Rotunda, so we came in for a dinner and deserved glass of wine. The next ... read more
George Square, Glasgow, Scotland
George Square, Glasgow, Scotland
George Square, Glasgow, Scotland

Europe » Russia » Northwest » Moscow June 24th 2016

General info: Currency: Ruble Cost of living: 1,5l bottle of water 40R, 0,5l bottle of vodka prices starting at 300R, meal in restaurant about 600R Moscow- city of wealthy people, the biggest and the most expensive in Europe. My visit came unexpectedly. That day I was scheduled for a flight to Thai Phuket, but it had been changed in the last moment. Early morning after arrival I decided to not waste time and go to nearby metro station. Destination: Red Square. In the hotel lobby on my way I met my british friend from the flight, so we sticked together to the plan. Traveling by Moskow metro is not just a transfer from point A to B. Almost 1/4 of the stations are classed as cultural heritage of Russia as model socialist realism architecture artworks. As ... read more
Red Square, Moscow
Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia

Europe » Romania June 7th 2016

General info: Currency: Lei Cost of living: 1,5l bottle of water 2,5L, 0,5l local beer 3L, meal In restaurant about 20L This trip was special to me because of few reasons. It was first in my life planed in advance holiday leave, first with Mr M, and at the same time making my childhood vampires fan dream come true. Romania known for bloody Transylvania legends, has much more to offer though, what I’ll try to prove here. To make a trip more interesting and not too easy we decide to go by car. This option enable us to choose the route, stop wherever we want and enjoy the views. We hit the road starting from Warsaw and planned first stop in polish mountain town- Krynica Zdrój. We spent lovely evening there and next morning moved forward. ... read more
Slovakia
Slovakia
Border of Hungary

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg June 2nd 2016

General info: Currency: Rand Cost of living: 1,5L bottle of water 15R, 1kg bananas 15R, meal in restaurant about 100R Johannesburg, city in the northeastern part of the most developed country of Africa. City of Nelson Mandela- symbol of anti-apartheid revolution, the first black president in history, where constitucional equality for the people of different races was established just in mid 90's. On my list of things to do there was visit to the Lion Park. What makes this place more attractive is opportunity to close interaction with sweet lion cubs and to observe adult lions while exploring park on safari trip. They have as well many other animals incuding giraffe, zebra, cheetah and many more. During the journey to the Park that thursday morning, I could observe local reality, full of contrasts. Positive impression of ... read more
Lion Park, Johannesburg
Lion Park, Johannesburg
Lion Park, Johannesburg




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