Checkpoint Charlie. Berlin, Germany

Checkpoint Charlie (or “Checkpoint C”) was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. The Soviet Union prompted the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 to stop Eastern Bloc emigration westward through the Soviet border system, preventing escape across the city sector border …

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Nikon D800. Front View

Today is the 131st day of waiting for my Nikon D800 camera pre-ordered online at Adorama.com. This morning I received Adorama’s (seems becoming weekly) “We’re sorry for the wait” email and decided to do some research on the shipment of Nikon D800 orders from three big suppliers Adorama, B&H, and Amazon. According to the information posted by other buyers on …

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My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love

The Berlin Wall was a barrier, more than 140 kilometres (87 mi) long, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on August 13, 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent …

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Girl on Bike. Berlin, Germany

I found Berlin as a very youthful city. It is green, wide open, a great city to explore on two wheels. The hotels and rental companies offer bike rental from €10 per day. I used to think that Amsterdam is the most busiest cycling city in Europe. However, I’ve changed my mind after this trip- Berlin is! I couldn’t miss …

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Soviet War Memorial. Berlin, Germany

The Soviet War Memorial (Tiergarten) is one of several war memorials in Berlin, erected by the Soviet Union to commemorate its war dead, particularly the 80,000 soldiers of the Soviet Armed Forces who died during the Battle of Berlin in April and May 1945. The memorial is located in the Großer Tiergarten, a large public park to the west of …

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The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor). Berlin, Germany

EuroTrip 2012: Day 1 and 2. The way it’s supposed to be- I have entered Berlin on a white horse through the Brandenburg Gate! Seriously, my Delta flight from a new Atlanta’s International Terminal was two hours delayed- believe it or not, a cleaning crew was late… Delta called it “Security Reasons”. After 24 sleepless hours on the road, including …

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Salzburg, Austria

This is the opening post of memo/photo coverage of my trip to Europe. Together we will “travel” to five cities of the Deutsch Land ;) Berlin, Germany – where we will visit Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag at night and during the day, – cross the “cold-war border” between East and West Berlin at Check Point Charlie, – take U-Bahn train …

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New Atlanta International Airport

There was so much talk about Atlanta’s new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal during the past year, so I couldn’t wait till it opens. Luckily, on the fifth day after the Grand Opening I had a departure flight to Munich where I planned to start my “EuroTrip 2012”. Unfortunately, my hopes and high expectations died after this very first …

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Search for "Nikon D800" (How to order Nikon D800 and get Cash Back)

How to order Nikon D800 and save money? I have just done it. Follow the instructions below. It is free! A short introduction. I have pre-ordered my Nikon D800 from Adorama using BigCrumbs’ cash back option. Note, you can buy from Best Buy, Amazon, or any other store listed at BigCrumbs. However, if you make a pre-order, make sure that …

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Nikon D800. Back View

On Monday, February 6, 2012 Nikon announced their new professional D800 FX-format digital SLR camera! Yes! It is coming! If you only knew for how long I (and many others) have been waiting for this… The D800 will be available in late March 2012 for $2,999.95. The D800E version will be available in mid April 2012 for $3299.95. Click here …

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Hollywood Sign on Hollywood Blvd Traffic Light

Today I open a new travel photo series from my trip to Los Angeles, California. All pictures in this post have been taken in the Heart of Hollywood – Walk Of Fame, Hollywood Blvd.

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Women and Girls of Sambhali Trust. Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Last summer I worked on a volunteering assignment for non-profit organization Sambhali Trust in Jodhpur, India. Click here to read my post about Sambhali Trust. Today I am glad to inform you that my Sambhali Trust book has been published! Please use a Book Show below to flip through the pages of a digital version of the book. For better …

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