Hallstatt, Austria

The most beautiful place I visited on my EuroTrip this year was Hallstatt- Alpine village located near the Hallstätter See (a lake) in the Salzkammergut region in Austria. I arrived in Hallstatt by train from Salzburg. The train ride through beautiful countryside full of lakes surrounded by mountains was amazing! On arrival I took a ferry across the lake to …

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Mirabell Palace and Gardens (Mirabellschloss und Garten). Salzburg, Austria

The first sight I visited in Salzburg, Austria was a Mirabell Palace (built in 1606) and its Gardens, considered to be one of the most beautiful Baroque gardens of Europe. It is an amazing place surrounded by fountains, statues, flower beds and walkways, perfect for a peaceful break in the shade of trees. Many tourists visit the gardens b/c several …

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Ladies and Bicycles. Berlin, Germany

Who knew!? During the last week my post Berlin: Girls on Bikes got more page views than all other ‘EuroTrip 2012’ posts combined :) Well, here you go,- To Be Continued! Click on image to view full size. View other posts from my trip to Germany >>

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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

Today I decided to take a break from pictures taken in Europe and post some street photography from my second visit to Las Vegas. See more pics from Sin City here. Before flying to Fabulous Las Vegas I said to myself ‘Alex, no captured memories on this trip please! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Leave your camera home …

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Berlin in Black and White from the River Spree

This is a follow-up on the post Berlin as seen from the River Spree. Adding a few more photos of the riverside cityscape, old and modern architecture, and bridges, including my two favorite bridges of Berlin – Moltke Bridge (Moltkebrücke) and Oberbaum Bridge (Oberbaumbrücke). Interesting story about Moltke Bridge The most beautiful bridge in Berlin (in my opinion) Moltke Bridge …

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Sightseeing Cruise on the River Spree. Berlin, Germany

One of the highlights of my trip to Berlin, Germany was a city tour on the River Spree. It was a wonderful evening sail around Berlin, very relaxing. Dinner and drinks were available from an onboard bar. GPS driven audio guide was very informative. If you are planning your visit to Berlin, I would highly recommend to use this company- …

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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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