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  • My photo gallery template development How to build a simple photo gallery with Astro

    I recently added a photo gallery to my site, and Astro is a perfect tool for this task. In this article, I'll show you how to build a photo gallery in a few simple steps.

  • A view of the night sky captured at Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain photo story Dark skies of Tenerife

    In my last trip to Tenerife, I've spent a few nights capturing the night sky. I promised in my previos story that I'll share more photos from that night, so here they are.

  • Sunset view at Masca road, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain photo story Highlights from a visit to Tenerife

    Last year in December, I had a chance to travel to Tenerife for about a week. It's my 3rd visit to this place, and I still find this place fascinating. I had no particular plans for this trip, so I just went with the flow and explored the island.

  • A view from Windermere lake cruise, Lake District, UK photo story A summer trip to Windermere, Lake District

    Earlier in August, I had the pleasure of spending a week-long vacation in Windermere. With group of friends we've enjoyed time off, exploring this area of Lake District. It was a relaxing break and an opportunity to visit some new places.

  • Sunset at the The Great Ridge, Peak District, England, UK photo story Peak District Highlights

    While organising my photos library, I found some photos from a trip to Peak District I did some time ago last year. I realised I never published them, and since I immensely enjoyed the views there, I hope you may too.

  • A view of the twisted Cheddar Gorge Road, Somerset, England, UK photo story A Trip to Cheddar Gorge

    A week ago, with a group of hiking friends, we went for a short getaway to Cheddar Gorge. This photo story is a record from a delightful weekend we spent there, visiting the gorge and some areas around.

  • A photo from Wistman's Wood at Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK photo story Dorset and Devon

    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to spend a few days travelling around the southwest of England. I'd been awaiting this trip for quite some time, as it was the first getaway for this season.

  • A view from Outdooraholics hike at Wendover Woods, England, UK photo story Wendover Woods Hike

    Last weekend, Sunday, I strolled on yet another casual hike hosted by the Outdooraholics group. Wandering through the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offered an experience of surrounding woodlands and some great, panoramic views from the hills.

  • Taj Mahal seen on early morning, Agra, India photo story Highlights from India

    I recently had the opportunity to visit India for two weeks in October. It was my first time travelling to Asia. I didn't know what to expect, but I was excited to explore a new country, experience new things and visit new places.

  • A sunset captured at Richmond Park, London, UK photo story Richmond Park Photowalk

    Richmond Park is one of my favourite places in London. And it's funny when you think about it because when you're there, you feel like you're actually far away from the big city.

  • Creek in the valley on the first day of Hampta Pass Trek, Himalayas, India photo story Hampta Pass Trek

    Last month, in October, I visited India for the first time. One of the main highlights of this journey was a 4-day long trek in Himalayas Mountains on the trail called Hampta Pass.

  • View of Harrisons's Rocks, East Sussex, England, UK photo story Hiking Eridge and Harrisons's Rocks

    Summer is not officially over yet, and I've managed to salvage last sunny weekend to again join Outdooraholics for another hike. Navigating paths at the border of East Sussex and Kent counties, I enjoyed the green and calm atmosphere of woods and stunning crags of Harrison's Rocks.

  • The magnificent views of Seven Sisters cliffs, East Sussex, England, UK photo story The Seven Sisters Hike

    Seeing rain predictions for upcoming days, I feared of possibility that the last warm weekend of summer was just passing by! So, almost at the last minute joined the Seven Sister hike on the sunny, southern coast of Britain.

  • Outdooraholics group hiking through the field of Hertfordshire, England, UK photo story Hiking the Rolling Hills of Hertfordshire

    Just a week later, after my last hike, I joined another one with the Outdooraholics group. This time the hike called for exploration of Hertfordshire: a walk through the western area of Hitchin and the North Easterly ridge of Chiltern Hill.

  • Folks from Outdooraholics group hiking through the forrest, Sussex Weald, England, UK photo story Hiking Sussex Weald, Ardingly Reservoir and the Ouse Valley viaduct

    This weekend, on Saturday, I had a chance to enjoy another hike with the Outdooraholics group. This time explored West Sussex, walking through some woods, a few gentle hills and passing under Ouse Valley Viaduct. It was a pleasant and relaxing experience on this beautiful summer day.

  • Photo from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland photo story Iceland Highlights - Part Five

    With this tempo of updates, I will probably not finish my Iceland series soon. But I keep trying. In this part, I cover the next part of the trip around Iceland's Ring Road, driving further east, visiting beautiful beaches, a Viking village, a glacier lagoon and more stunning views.

  • Two hikers on the trail at Brecon Beacons Mountains, Wales, UK photo story Sunset and sunrise at the Beacons Horseshoe

    Only a few weeks later, after my long hike in Brecon Beacons Mountains, I returned to the same mountains visiting the most spectacular parts, known as the Beacons Horseshoe.

  • A view from Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK photo story Hiking in Brecon Beacons Mountains

    At the beginning of June (the long weekend of Queen's Platinum Jubilee), I left London for a 4-day hiking excursion at Brecon Beacons Mountains in Wales. I planned to hike parts of The Beacons Way - a long-distance walking path running the length of the Brecon Beacons National Park. I didn't have enough time to cover the entire distance, but it was still an exciting journey.

  • Photo of Puffins at Dyrhólaey nature reserve, Iceland photo story Iceland Highlights - Part Four

    Continuing my Iceland series, I'm ready to share the next part of the journey from my travel. We continue east along Ring Road, visiting some cliffs where Puffins are nesting and then some more mountains and glaciers views.

  • Plane wreck at Sólheimasandur beach, Iceland photo story Iceland Highlights - Part Three

    Welcome to the third part of my Iceland highlights. This blogpost series is a recap of my trip from the summer of 2021. We continue along the south coast road visiting more beautiful waterfalls, some glaciers, and a crashed plane in this particular part.

  • Kerid Crater seen from the highest point of the caldera photo story Iceland Highlights - Part Two

    I started last month with a review of my photos from the previous year's Iceland trip, and I've shared some bits from the first days of the travel highlighting the famous Golden Circle route. But Iceland is so much more. Our journey was planned often on the go, driven by the exciting spots along the Ring Road and the booked accommodation.

  • A close view of water flow at Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland photo story My Iceland Highlights - Part One

    I wrote and published earlier two photo stories from my trip to Iceland in 2021. Still, they were only about Fagradalsfjall volcano, and I have so much more to share from that travel.

  • A view Long Man of Wilmington, East Sussex, UK photo story The Long Man of Wilmington hike

    Going for a countryside walk on weekend is a great way to spend time. This Saturday I went for another group hike, this time from Berwick to Eastbourne, with the highlight of visiting The Long Man of Wilmington a human figure carved on the slopes of Windover Hill near Wilmington, East Sussex, England.

  • A view over Dorking, Surrey, UK - Captured from Green Terrace above Denbies Wine Estate photo story Leith Hill hike

    On Easter Sunday, I spent some quality time enjoying a bit challenging yet very rewarding hike in the area of Leith Hill in Surrey. The weather was fantastic, and I had some opportunities to take some photos along the way.

  • A view of the erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland photo story Return to the Fagradalsfjall volcano

    If you've read my previous story about the Fagradalsfjall volcano you know that I didn't have much luck witnessing actual eruption. But the hike was a great experience anyway, so two weeks later, I've returned to the same place, took a slightly different path and went on planning to see the eruption.

  • A view of lava fields 'Fagradalshraun' at Fagradalsfjall volcano, Iceland photo story Fagradalsfjall volcano and the lava fields of Geldingadalir

    The Fagradalsfjall volcano was one of the key points of my trip to Iceland. I've visited the site twice, in the beginning, and towards the end of my journey. While I almost didn't see the eruption, I enjoyed the surreal landscape quite a lot. This photo story is a record of the hike.

  • A photo of the Tram from Portugal photo story One week in Portugal

    In the middle of March 2019, we’ve paid a short visit to Portugal, visiting Lisbon, Porto, and some places along the way. This photo story is a short memory of this travel.

  • A photo from Scotland photo story Memories from Scotland

    In October 2018, we went for a short trip to Scotland. It was our first visit there, and we were eager to find out what it's gonna be like...

  • A photo of English Salad Mix by Growing Underground, London photo story Growing plants underground in London

    Who would have thought about the idea of growing plans deep underground? Well, maybe in some post-apocalyptic movie, but in real life, that doesn't seem straightforward, right?

  • A photo of Hammersmith Bridge, London, captured in early at 1st of March, 2020 photo story Hammersmith Bridge sunrise and photowalk

    I was dying to see some good weather, but in February this year was quite miserable. There was a lot of rain and cloudy mornings, so I never had a good chance to go out for some photography challenges.

  • A photo of the river Cam, seen in Cambridge, UK, captured in February, 2020 photo story A weekend in Cambridge

    As I moved to the UK only a few years ago, everything around is fresh and new. Lucky to have friends in Cambridge, we've visited them for a weekend and took the opportunity to see this lovely British city.

  • An image of the Lodon Eye, as seen from west bank of Thames River, captured in January, 2020 blogging Beating January blues

    We all know how it starts. Beginning of the year, we start the month with a head full of ideas and a heard full of hope. And then live gets us.

  • Wrapping up 2018 personal journal Wrapping up 2018

    Again, the time has come to sit down and look back into the past year. It's almost end of a busy, little dull year of 2018. If you're following my blog, please sit down and revisit with me the last 12 months of my life.

  • Hiking on Tenerife: Cruz del Carmen in Anaga Mountains photo story Hiking on Tenerife: Cruz del Carmen in Anaga Mountains

    Anaga Mountains found on the northeastern side of Tenerife offer an entirely different environment than the rest of the island. Green, humid forest, the variety of plants and trees makes them an excellent area for hiking and exploration. One of my last days on Tenerife I went for a long hike starting from a small village Cruz del Carmen.

  • Hiking on Tenerife: Arona to Roque del Conde to Roque de los Brezos and back photo story Hiking on Tenerife: Arona to Roque del Conde to Roque de los Brezos and back

    In the area of Arona, there are many distinct mountains. They each reach up to 1000 meters high, but their height makes a big impression because you can observe them almost from the sea level. So one afternoon I've decided to go for a hike to a nearby mountain with quite interesting, flat top.

  • Photographing the 2018 London Marathon photo story Photographing the 2018 London Marathon

    The time went by so fast, and I didn't realize it was almost a year since the last event. This year the Virgin Money London Marathon was set on 22 April 2018. I wasn't watching the date, so almost by accident, I found out that it will happen on the last Sunday. Of course, I couldn't miss it.

  • 2017 - a year in review personal journal 2017 - a year in review

    It has become my tradition to spend couple hours by the end of a year and write a yearly review post. I'm doing that since last couple years. Today I'm writing this on retrospection of 2017. I invite you to read my share of struggles and moments of joy, successes & failures, ups, and downs.

  • Visiting England's South Coast photo story Visiting England's South Coast

    At the turn of September and October, I took few days of vacation and together with N. we've spent three days on the southern coast of UK. In this post, you can find a collection of memories from places we've visited.

  • Running Magurski Ultramaraton running log Running Magurski Ultramaraton

    It's been already three weeks since the event and I don't want my memories to fade away. On 19th of August, 2017 I've attempted to run and finished 58km route of Magurski Ultramaraton in Kępna, Poland. I'm proud of this accomplishment and I want to share this experience with you.

  • Slow and low July 2017 personal journal Slow and low July 2017

    Summer in London is different than in Poland - I guess, it's more bearable. Not so much extreme weather changes, not freaking hot, which is good for living in the city. This month passed quickly, again. Let's look into July in my quick, monthly retrospective.

  • Can't believe it is already summer, June 2017 personal journal Can't believe it is already summer, June 2017

    Just 2 days ago I went for a run on a warm and sunny afternoon and this thought struck me. It's already July and that means we're already in the 2nd half of the year. Amazing, how the time flies. If you care enough about what I do and think, stay with me for my monthly update.

  • Stepping up the game, May 2017 personal journal Stepping up the game, May 2017

    It is the first week of June 2017 and that means it's time to write my monthly review again. May was again busy month (tell me which wasn't) but I'm actually quite happy with everything that's happened and the progress I've made.

  • Box Hill hike in Surrey photo story Box Hill hike in Surrey

    Last weekend on sunny Sunday, together with some friends, we went for our first hike in London's neighbourhood. The weather was pleasant and this moderate length hike was very enjoyable.

  • Photographing the 2017 London Marathon photo story Photographing the 2017 London Marathon

    The 2017 London Marathon was one of my first attempt to street & event photography in London. I didn't set many expectations about the outcome as I haven't done much of this kind of shoots in the past. So instead, I've turned my mindset towards exploration and fun.

  • Reflections on 2016 and a look forward personal journal Reflections on 2016 and a look forward

    Can't believe it's been another year. This one was busy and quick. Even though a lot happened somehow I feel like I've missed it. This is almost the last day of 2016 and I sit here now, in London and look back to reflect on what happened, what did I achieve and what I can do better in 2017.

  • Catching the light photo story Catching the light

    It was 8 PM, the day before when I’ve got the crazy idea of going for a trip to photograph the sunrise from the top of Babia Góra. I would later see, that clouds almost entirely covered the peak and no sun for me, but it was one of best hikes I've ever had.

  • One week in Senj, Croatia travel report One week in Senj, Croatia

    Just about two weeks ago N. and I made a quick choice to pack our stuff and go for one week to Croatia. We picked some location, booked apartment via Airbnb, got into a car and departed. Our plan was not a full blown vacation, but rather some "digital nomad" style of work and relax. We were not disappointed.

  • 2015 out, 2016 in personal journal 2015 out, 2016 in

    Another year passed, another year starting. These 365 days are flowing very fast. Lots of things happened during the last year. I would like to share some stats about them, plus maybe give some look into the future.

  • Streets of Hamburg photo story Streets of Hamburg

    So my last post was about running in Hamburg. But I also did some walking. Here are some interesting places and moments I’ve captured on a short walk near Alster and city center. Enjoy.

  • Latem na Maderę, czyli 2 tygodnie odpoczynku na wyspie wiecznej wiosny travel report Latem na Maderę, czyli 2 tygodnie odpoczynku na wyspie wiecznej wiosny

    Wakacje 2014 spędziliśmy na Maderze. 14 dni odpoczynku, relaksu i spokoju. Przepiękne widoki, niebo, góry i chmury stwarzają tam wspaniałą atmosferę. Nie jest to idealne miejsce na urlop, jeśli ktoś preferuje leżenie na plaży i imprezy, ale może właśnie dlatego Madera bardzo przypadła nam do gustu.

  • Widok z Babiej Góry w kierunku Zachodnim, Babiogórski Park Narodowy, Polska photo story Na Babią, po zachód słońca!

    W ostatni weekend, sobotę, 7. czerwca postanowiłem się wybrać na Babią Górę fotografować zachód słońca. Dawno temu miałem okazję być tam ze znajomymi na wschodzie, ale nie udało mi się jeszcze zobaczyć schyłku dnia.

  • Off we go, czyli Śnieżka 2014 photo story Off we go, czyli Śnieżka 2014

    W połowie maja miałem okazję spędzić kilka dni we Wrocławiu. N. coachowała na Rails Girls Wrocław, a ja wykorzystałem wolną sobotę, żeby wybrać się w Karkonosze. Jeszcze nigdy wcześniej nie byłem w tamtych okolicach, może poza zimowym pobytem w Pecu pod Śnieżką, prawie 6 lat temu.

  • A humble visit to the Lake Bled travel report A humble visit to the Lake Bled

    Last week I was lucky to spent a couple of days in Slovenia. This short trip was very pleasant, calm and subtle experience. I really recommend to visit lake Bled and enjoy some quality time there.

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