Category : The Bookmarks

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My earliest memory of FIFA World Cup is the first goal of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the West.Germany-Chile (4:1) game played during FIFA World Cup Spain on June 20, 1982. Thanks to Google, I was able to win a fight against childhood amnesia and found the details of that moment/memory on the Internet. I’m in love with Football since my childhood. …

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The Gargoyles of Notre Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a Catholic cathedral in Paris, France, built in the Gothic architectural style in 1345. Many small individually crafted statues are placed around the outside to serve as column supports and water spouts. Among these are the famous Gargoyles. A gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque, with a spout …

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Rapa Nui - The Island

The opening post of my photo-trilogy “Rapa Nui- The Island. The People. The Museum”. Rapa Nui is the island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean (also known as Easter Island), It’s just 14 miles (22.5 km) long and 7 miles (11.3 km) wide and is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest continental point lies in …

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Moai. Easter Island, Chile

Moai are massive monolithic figures at Easter Island, and they are what the island is famous for. The statues are a part of the worship of the ancestor gods and built to honor important people of the tribes who passed away. Native islanders, called Rapa Nui, carved the idols with stone tools from compressed volcanic ash in approximately 1250-1500 A.D. …

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Mystery of Easter Island

Dedicated to the 13th Anniversary of my Intercontinental travel. Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is an island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, which is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai. It is the most remote inhabited island in the world. The nearest continental point lies in central Chile, at 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi). The name “Easter Island” (Isla …

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Dedicated to my father. Happy Birthday, Dad! As I have stated in the Shocking Asia opening post, my “Shocking Asia” trip was not meant to be shocking bizzare experience. However, I am being asked the same question “What was the most shocking experience on your Shocking Asia trip?”. So here is my list of Top 10 “Shocking Asia” experiences from …

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Streets of Havana, Cuba

Havana is a big open-air American Classic Cars museum. Estimated 100,000+ pre-revolutionary cars are still driving in the cities of Cuba. From 1900 to 1958 (before the Cuban Revolution), the country was a large importer of U.S. American cars. Import stopped after the U.S. trade embargo in 1960. Because it’s been difficult for many Cubans to purchase new cars, car …

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Cuban Woman. Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba has so much to offer tourists. I was blown away by Havana’s uniqueness in everything! And because of its unique landmarks I put Havana in my list of Top 10 Cities of the World to See Before You Die. Havana Landmarks Fortaleza San Carlos de la Cabaña, a fortress located on the east side of the Havana bay, …

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The Goat, Monkey and Pigeons. Jaipur. Rajasthan, India

It took about eight hours to relocate to my next destination – Jaipur, located in semi-desert lands of Rajasthan (east of Jodhpur). A road trip across rural India was fun, monsoon- not so much :) Jaipur consists of two totally different towns: New and Old. A new one is a modern city with business centers and billboard advertising; roads of …

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