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Skydiving in Varadero, Cuba v2.0

Once wasn’t enough – so I did it again.. at the same place .. in Cuba: a tandem skydive out of Soviet Union era Mi-8 helicopter (Previously did it out of 1950’s An-2 biplane, where we got lost in cloud coverage and landed 30km away from the resort). However, this time I was truly enjoying it, since we had no cloud coverage and weather was amazing. Next time I’m in Cuba – I will be tempted to do it again……

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Trip to Googleplex (Google HQ, Montainview, CA)

I was lucky enough to visit most famous tech giant – Google at their main headquarters in Mountain View, California – Googleplex. The place is a true geek paradise and it was definitely the most memorable trip of the year. I’ve attended a Google All-Star Summit 2012 with my friend (who is also my co-worker) – Vadim Leontyev. Here are some of the interesting facts about the campus:…

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My first Sky Diving experience @ Varadero, Cuba

Tandem jump in Varadero, Cuba. We jumped out of a 60 year old An-2 (Kukuruznik) from 8,300 feet with a 45 second free fall. With a 5 minute safety briefing with instructors that barely spoke english, it was truly an epic experience 🙂 Due to unexpected cloud coverage, we actually got lost (Pilots had no GPS, just paper map) and ended up landing 30 kilometers away from our resort.…

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