Archive for September, 2017

 CUBA BY CAR: Varadero
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  Posted September 30th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 4 comments

Traveling Cuba – Last Stage

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Varadero – outside of all inclusive resorts

After traveling throughout the Cuba for 14 days in rented car Vera and I returned to the place where our journey began. It seems like we are leaving old Cuba behind and returning to “real” world, with lots of Canadian tourist around and English language spoken everywhere.

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 Autumn Splendour in Strathcona County
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  Posted September 26th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton’s Countryside

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, an indoor adventurer, or just want a weekend to relax, renew and reconnect, autumn’s crisp air and vibrant colors provide the perfect backdrop in Strathcona County. Strathcona Wilderness Center provides an unparalleled outdoor opportunity for all the “leaf peepers” to escape into the autumn splendors.

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 CUBA BY CAR: Bay of Pigs
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  Posted September 22nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 3 comments

Traveling Cuba – Stage 6.

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Central Cuba – Off the beaten track in Cuba
The leg from the port town of Cienfuegos to Playa Giron, leads through a swamp area and along sugar plantations. The recurring sound of horses makes this leg of the trip cozy. It is a journey amid abundant vegetation very near to the coast, small villages and scare cities.

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 Tomorrow we ride…
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  Posted September 18th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

He’s Not Heavy, He’s My Domestique

Contributed by Leslie Reissner

“Tomorrow we ride…” is a book of memoirs by Jean Bobet, a French intellectual who seems to have become a pro cyclist simply because of the force of his brother’s personality. That brother, of course, was Louison Bobet, the first cyclist to win the Tour de France three years in a row.

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 CUBA BY CAR: Trinidad – Cienfuegos
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  Posted September 14th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Cuba – Stage 5.

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Central Cuba – Off the beaten track in Cuba
After breakfast we left Trinidad for the Cienfuegos and Península de Zapata. There we were expecting an extensive swamp region that is inhabited by crocodiles and flamingos, also declared a National Park. We also wanted to see well known Bahia de los Cochinos, the famous Bay of Pigs.

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 CUBA BY CAR – Trinidad
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  Posted September 10th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Cuba – Part 4.

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Central Cuba – Off the beaten track in Cuba
We are continuing our adventurous trip through Cuba. So far we traveled from Havana to western part of Cuba to visit Pinar del Rio and Vinales. From there we returned back east to Varadero and Cardenas, where we stayed over night at casa particular. From Cardenas we traveled on small country roads thru many Cuban villages to visit Santa Clara.

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 CUBA BY CAR: Cardenas – Trinidad
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  Posted September 6th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 12 comments

Traveling Cuba – Part 3.

By: Zdenko Kahlina
Central Cuba – Off the beaten track in Cuba
We are continuing our adventurous trip through Cuba. After dropping off our friend Ljiljana at the Varadero airport, Vera and I drove to a small town Cardenas, which is only 38 km east of Varadero airport. There we could rent a room in casa particular since this would be illegal in Varadero.

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 CUBA BY CAR: Pinar del Rio – Vinales
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  Posted September 2nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 4 comments

Traveling Cuba – Part 2.

 By: Zdenko Kahlina

 Havana – Pinar del Río (region) - Off the beaten track in Cuba
So, after spending five days strolling through the streets and beaches of Havana, our plan was to rent a car and drive around the country.

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