Gems of Eastern Poland: the Holy Mount of Grabarka

Podlasie, Poland

Grabarka is a tiny village close to Siemiatycze, Poland. Well, you probably haven’t heard of Siemiatycze either. They aren’t too touristy, but there certainly are numerous reasons why you should memorize these names. Firstly, because Podlasie region is the best place to discover diversity in Polish history, culture, and society; Secondly, because Grabarka is home … Continue reading “Gems of Eastern Poland: the Holy Mount of Grabarka”

Strolling the Danube Promenade

Budapest, Hungary

I have been a little MIA lately. It’s been over a month on The Picktures without a proper post. Not my usual style, trust me. Where was I? I was in Poland spending time with my family and introducing the country to my partner who finally visited for the first time. I was in Prague … Continue reading “Strolling the Danube Promenade”

How to Get the Best Possible Holiday and Travel Snapshots


When you go on holiday, you will most likely be taking a camera with you. There will be sights and experiences you will not be familiar with, and you’ll want to record those. So you need to figure out how you can get the best possible holiday and travel snapshots. Use these suggestions to help … Continue reading “How to Get the Best Possible Holiday and Travel Snapshots”

Your Home in Bangkok – Nitan Hostel Khaosan

I’ve planned my visit to Bangkok on a whim. I did no research. All I knew about my home in Bangkok, the lovely Nitan Hostel Khaosan was that it was located just 20 metres from the infamous Khaosan Road, Bangkok’s nightlife hub full of bars, drunken backpackers, questionable cocktails, and guys selling you grilled scorpions. … Continue reading “Your Home in Bangkok – Nitan Hostel Khaosan”

In Photos: Bangkok Flower Market

Bangkok Flower Market

It was my first day in Bangkok and I was exhausted. I spent a night on the road, dropped my bags at the lovely Nitan Hostel Khaosan and went sightseeing. I can sleep when I’m dead, what mattered more was to get to the Royal Palace before the crowds and their selfie sticks wake up. … Continue reading “In Photos: Bangkok Flower Market”

Sarajevo Photo Tour + Giveaway

Sarajevo, Bosnia

Sarajevo was on my list for years. I’ve studied Slavic Studies when I was young, naïve, and fond of multicultural communities. I started experimenting with European solo travel back then. The Bosnian capital was always on my radar, but I never ended up going. I just couldn’t find a good deal. I saved it for … Continue reading “Sarajevo Photo Tour + Giveaway”

Tribute to the Paris of the Middle East

Beirut, Lebanon

I’m Polish and I’m European. Europe doesn’t really have one capital. For some it’s Brussels, for some it will be Rome, London, or Amsterdam. But if you asked them where the cultural capital of the Old Continent is, I’m sure Europeans would vote Paris. Isn’t this where our modern values are from? As an European, … Continue reading “Tribute to the Paris of the Middle East”

Travel Flashback #31

Smederevo, Serbia

They say that a well-traveled person can never be in only one place. It’s so true. Our hearts always wander. They always long for distant lands we fell for. Mine is not an exception. That’s why every week from now on I will be posting one picture of a place that has been on my … Continue reading “Travel Flashback #31”