A Must-See City: Zagreb
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  Posted August 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija, Travel | 3 comments

Traveling Croatia

By: ROBERT CROSS, Chicago Tribune

Zagreb (Croatia) Reclaims Its Status As Must-See Old World City
One morning, shrieking whistles yanked me out of a deep sleep. They sounded like a thousand cops dealing with an apocalyptic traffic jam. The constant racket drove out all rational thought.


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 Zagreb time machine
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  Posted August 12th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija | One comment

Zagreb retro

Source: Zagreb Tourist board

Dance Along at Zrinjevac Park.
Do you dance? Do you ever, even for a moment, wish to go back to the past? Zagreb time machine will take you to the world of music and customs of times long gone, where tradition is built into space, sounds and people.


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 Don’t forget the snakes
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  Posted August 8th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Leasure cycling

Source: The Wheeler; words: Bill Frew

Gippsland cyclist and author Bill Frew recalls his sometimes embarrassing but typical induction into club racing.
When I survey my wonderful bike, leaning against the shed wall, I am always impressed by how potent it looks. I know it was made in a Taiwanese factory and is not the latest model, but you can see that it’s all about speed. My legs are well-trained, but I have never pushed this machine to the limit.


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 Never Get Dropped
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  Posted August 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

By Simon Hayes

Tips for Staying in the Bunch
I guess we all know the feeling. That critical moment when the wheel in front of you hits the point where you know you’re not going to get it back. It can be a hideous feeling. Your lungs are burning, your legs are burning and quite possibly, your mind is burning as well.


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 Italian Swap Meet
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  Posted July 30th, 2017 by Zdenko  in TOOLBOX | 2 comments

Toolbox

From Italian Cycling Journal – Posted by Angelo Senza
 
Across the Atlantic for an Italian Swap Meet
John contributes this story of his trans-Atlantic trip to a swap meet in the Reggio Emilia region for cars, motorcycles, motor scooters and bicycles in March, 2011.


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 CariWest parade
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  Posted July 26th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 2 comments

Summer in Edmonton, Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cariwest Carnival Caribbean parade on Jasper Avenue
Parade started at noon on Jasper Avenue & 108 Street and headed towards Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton. Cariwest masqueraders danced under sunny skies through downtown Edmonton Saturday afternoon in brilliantly colored costumes to the pulsating sounds of the Caribbean.


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 The charm of Fort Langley
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  Posted July 22nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Travel Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring Fort Langley in the summer of 2012…
British Columbia is full of hidden treasures. Its beauty is found behind old growth trees, at the top of white tipped mountains and within majestic streams that dapple the countryside.


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 36 Hours in Zagreb, Croatia
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  Posted July 18th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija, Travel | 4 comments

World Travel

By: ALEX CREVAR

THE Croatian capital is in the midst of an identity crisis. Geographically, Croatia is indisputably part of the Balkan Peninsula, but call a chic Zagrebian Balkan and prepare to get an earful.


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 Alberta’s David Thompson Trail
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  Posted July 14th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | 2 comments

Travel Alberta

Source: WestWorld, By: Lucas Aykroyd

A road trip through Alberta’s David Thompson Trail.
Southern Alberta’s east-west Hwy. 11 takes its nickname from legen-dary English cartographer and fur trader David Thompson (1770-1857), who surveyed nearly four million square kilometers of North America for the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company. Today’s voyageurs-by-car will discover vintage trains, trading posts and trail rides along this more laid-back alternative to the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy. 1).


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 History of the Tour de France by numbers
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  Posted July 10th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Cycling

Source: Cycling News

Records and stats from the last 109 years
The world’s most famous road race – the Tour de France - has a rich 109 year history and its fabled past is synonymous with the greatest names in the sport. 2012 Tour de France begins this Saturday, June 30th with the prologue, in Liege. 


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 Visiting BELI, Cres
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  Posted July 6th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Summer holidays in Croatia
Leaving behind our summer base, V. Losinj, we headed towards the ferry in Porozine, on our way to Labin in Istria.


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 THE VRŠIČ PASS
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  Posted July 2nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 5 comments

Traveling Slovenian Alps

 

The Vršič pass (1,611 m)

 Every time when we spend our holidays in Europe, I bring my bike with me and together with my cycling buddies, we do lots of bike riding. Two years ago we climbed Passo dello Stelvio and Passo Gavia in Italy. This time I brought a group of my friends with me, to climb the highest pass in Slovenia – Vršič.


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 Istrian Croatia
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  Posted June 28th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Croatia

By: Blogger Dumneazu

Istrian Croatia: Italy without the Vowels
e just got home from a jaunt over to Croatia. I’d been to Zagreb earlier this year, so I asked Captain Squid, my Croatian expert, for a suggestion on where else to travel. He popped the idea of a trip to Istria..


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 Burek
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  Posted June 24th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 6 comments

Bosnian food

By: Dumneazu

Burek: Bosnia’s Gift to Breakfast!
Let’s bring our Bosnian extravaganza to a close with some musings on burek, one of my favorite street foods.


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 City of Mangos
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  Posted June 20th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Spending days in Alajuela, Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s second largest city in terms of size, Alajuela lies only 20 km northwest of the capital San Jose in the beautiful Central Valley. We arrived there from La Fortuna one Thursday afternoon in March 2014.


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 Traveling with the bike
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  Posted June 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX, Travel | No comments yet.

Travel advice

By: Zdenko Kahlina

How to fly with a bike: The cheap and easy method
If you plan to travel internationally with a bicycle like I do, at some point you will be required to put your bike on a plane. Taking a bike on an airplane as luggage can be a gut wrenching proposition. You need to pack it in a way that means it can withstand the baggage handlers’ manhandling, and make sure it will come off the plane in the same state that it went on…


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 The town of Labin
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  Posted June 8th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Labin small town in Istria.
Labin is a small town in Istria, Croatia, population of only 10,000 (2005) with 17,000 in the municipality (which also includes small towns of Rabac and Vinež, as well as a number of smaller villages, such as Crni).


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 Zagreb is My City
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  Posted June 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija | 2 comments

Travel destinations

By: Zdenko Kahlina
 
Zagreb is capital city of Croatia
I’ve been living in Canada for more than 20 years now, but I always return to my home town Zagreb and never have enough of it! Zagreb is my city, because I was born there. I carry so many memories, that where ever I go around the town, something always reminds me of something from the years when I was growing up on these streets – good old memories…


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 Wheel sucking
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  Posted May 30th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Let me introduce you to ‘wheel sucking’ from a cycling perspective.
It was a Friday, and after a long and difficult week at work I donned some Lycra cycling clothing, drove my car east of Edmonton to the Sherwood Park, mounted my Jota-Moreno bike and headed into the rural area of Strathcona County. The goal was to clear the tension from my legs and the metaphysical residue of the week in the office from my head.


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 High Level Bridge History
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  Posted May 26th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton heritage

Source: The Edmonton Radial Railway Society’s
 
Early in 1903 the engineers of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway (C & ER), which had reached Strathcona in 1891, began surveys for a possible crossing of the North Saskatchewan River to reach Edmonton. In early May of 1903 the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) purchased the C & ER so any new railroad bridge would be built by CPR.


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 Alberta Badlands
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  Posted May 22nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Take a walk on the wild side
I’ve already spent a lot of time traveling around Alberta, because I love to explore new territories. I always wanted to experience Alberta like the locals do so one sunny day when we were both off work Vera and I decided to tour the Alberta. We left Edmonton early in the morning and choose the secondary Hwy #21 going south to an often overlooked destination: the Badlands.


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 The Pršut of Happiness
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  Posted May 18th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Croatian food specialties

By: Dumneazu

This story is about Croatian food
Korcula is as far south as we got in the Adriatic.


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 SPRING HAS SPRUNG
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  Posted May 14th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Top rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Cyclists Are Out In Full Force!
It’s already May and this is spring time, in Alberta. There are daffodils blooming in my backyard, and I have been riding on the road each weekend since the beginning of April. The last few weeks have seen some major weather changes for the better and I have found riding on weekends enjoyable after as usual… very long winter.


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 From Mother to Daughter
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  Posted May 10th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Family | 4 comments

Happy Mother’s Day!

By: Spring in the Air

Letter from a Mother to a Daughter:
“My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.”


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 Chief destinations
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  Posted May 6th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | No comments yet.

Alberta travel

Source: Westworld, By: Dianne Meili

Trails outdoor adventures
Two thousand meters above sea level in the Rocky Mountains of Yoho Pass, Alberta, Metis-trapper-turned-adventure-guide Brenda Holder bends over a pile of dried pellets on the side of the trail.


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