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 Mazatlán’s beloved pulmonias
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  Posted January 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Nancy Seeley

Celebrating 50 years – Mazatlán’s beloved pulmonias just keep on going
December 20 marked the golden anniversary of the first triumphant pulmonia ride through the city of Mazatlán streets in what was basically a steel-bodied golf cart with three wheels.

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 How to be Croatian
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  Posted December 30th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Life in Croatia

By: Cody McClain Brown

How to be Croatian in eight easy steps
There are a lot of reasons to like Croatia. She’s a beautiful country. We’ve all seen the pictures: pristine seascapes, idyllic little islands, scenic medieval towns, and again pristine seascapes.

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 Mazatlán by bike
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  Posted December 26th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Bike Touring is an amazing way to see Mazatlán
In my opinion biking is one of the nicest ways to experience Mazatlán’s famous promenade, also called malecón. That’s why my wife and I brought our road bikes aboard WestJet flight from Edmonton to Mazatlán. Whenever we travel, we are always looking for something little different in terms of exploring local life and we think bikes are perfect tools for that.

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 Christmas Trees
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  Posted December 22nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 5 comments

Christmas traditions

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Christmas celebrations all over the world
In various parts of the world Christmas is celebrated differently, but the Christmas tree in some form or fashion is quite popular; examining differences and similarities.

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 Mazatlán buses
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  Posted December 18th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Boarding local Mazatlán buses for Mexicans is safe for gringos!
Many people have asked questions about taking the bus in Mexico. Is it safe? Is it reliable? Is it even half-comfortable? Well, it depends! This is what I have to say about buses in Mazatlán.

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 Stone Island
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  Posted December 10th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Great beach day gateway from the city!
When in Mazatlan, you should not miss this trip. But do not take expensive tour offered by many Tour companies. It just isn’t necessary! You can easily do it on your own. Simply get to the ‘Embarcadero’ by foot or taxi. Don’t forget beach towels and swimming suits!

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 Old Mazatlán
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  Posted December 2nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring Old Mazatlán (Centro Historico)
It is true what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun. And that’s what we have here in Centro Historico area, or as they also call it Old Mazatlán. The average temperature hovers around 28 degrees Celsius; the sun shines every day and outdoors is the place to be.

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 Vancouver highlights
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  Posted November 28th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Travel Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Long weekend in Vancouver (BC) back in 2012.
As the Labour Day holiday was approaching this year, Vera and I were making plans how to spend this long weekend in neighboring province of British Columbia. Our plan was to drive there and visit our friends in Langley (BC) and we also wanted to finally tour the city of Vancouver. I knew, it was going to be a long drive, but I like driving so off we went on Friday morning (I had an extra day off from work) via Jasper and Kamloops on this 1000 km journey through western Canada.

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 Chichen Itza ruins
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  Posted November 20th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Day trip to Chichen Itza & Valladolid, in Mexico.
While they are not in the Riviera Maya but a two and a half hours drive deep into the land of the Maya (and in the Yucatan State), the new world wonder of Chichen Itza and the beautiful town of Valladolid are worth a visit for everyone visiting Cancún or Mayan Riviera areas.

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 Bethesda, Maryland
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  Posted November 12th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 3 comments

Traveling USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Walking tour of Bethesda
Bethesda is a small town in Montgomery County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area. When Vera and I purchased Metro daily passes while visiting Washington, we had to use them to get our money worth. So we decided to take the train and travel from one side of the city to the other. It was a Friday afternoon, my conference was over and we had plenty of time.

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 Briuni Archipelago
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  Posted November 4th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Visiting Briuni Archipelago in Croatia
After spending few days in Labin and Pula, we headed north along the Istrian coast. First stop was Fažana, small fishery town, settled amongst numerous pine woods and vineyards. Fažana lies opposite the Brijuni Islands, in the vicinity of Pula. It serves as a starting point for ships and shipping routes, mostly for the Brijuni islands.

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 The Red Rock of Sedona
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  Posted October 30th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Discovering Arizona: A day trip to the north Arizona and the Red Rock of Sedona.
There is an old saying: “God created the Grand Canyon, but he lives in Sedona.” One trip to Sedona and you know it has to be true!

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 Apache trail
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  Posted October 18th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring Arizona – Scenic drive on Apache Trail
This world-famous trail was used by Apache Indians as a short-cut through the mountains to reach early Salt River settlers. The trail twists through the back of the Superstition Mountains from Apache Junction to Roosevelt Lake and the town of Globe.

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 Murphys
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  Posted October 2nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 4 comments

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Murphys, Queen of the Sierra Foothills
I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered small town of Murphys in the Sierra foothills – Gold Country. This trip makes a wonderful weekend trip for many from Sacramento or San Francisco area. We went there in August of 2012 to visit our daughter Sanja and her boyfriend James, who lives there. But we came from far, far away…

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 American River rafting
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  Posted September 28th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Whitewater Rafting – South Fork American River (CA)
During our visit to Murphys this summer, in the Calaveras County, gold rush era town in Northern California, we had an opportunity to go rafting on the American river. As it turns out, our daughter’s boyfriend James is one of the guides for O.A.R.S rafting company and he invited the whole group of his Croatian quests to the South Fork American River for one rafting adventure.

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 Where the Buffalo Roam
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  Posted September 24th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Alberta travel

Source: Westworld, By: John Cambell

The big lone bull stepped out of the aspens near sundown.
“What do you think?” asked my friend Phil Despins, wondering aloud whether I shared his hunch that this animal might be dangerous. One thing was clear to us: we were not in a good position tactically for a sudden encounter with wild bison here on the southwest apron of isolated Prince Albert National Park, three hours north of Saskatoon.

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 Exploring Southern Utah
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  Posted September 8th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Santa Clara Loop near St. George
While visiting St. George with our rented car during the stay in Las Vegas last summer, Vera and I decided to explore surrounding area as we heard about some interesting sites near by. We wanted to taste the Southern Utah in only few hours that we had available, because we were returning to Vegas before the end of the day.

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 Bragg Creek
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  Posted September 4th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Alberta

Source: Westworld, by: Tracy Hyatt

The getaway – A Weekend in Bragg Creek
 When the first English settlers arrived in Bragg Creek, few put down permanent roots. A common complaint was that the frost-damaged grasses provided little nutrition for wintering livestock. “A man cannot feed his family on scenery,” remarked one settler as he bid farewell. Ironically, a century later, the picturesque forests are what draw many visitors to Bragg Creek.

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 A diamond in the rough
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  Posted August 30th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Family, Travel | 2 comments

Travel Croatia

By Zdenko Kahlina

Off The Beaten Path in Croatia – Island of Brac (Croatia).
The diamond is on your finger. It’s a beautiful ring, just as meaningful as the ceremony at which you got it. You’ll never forget that day.

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 Discover Croatia on two wheels
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  Posted August 26th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

Top rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring Croatia on two wheels; country of thousand islands
It’s a well kept secret. With a thousand sparsely populated islands dotted along its 300 mile length, Croatia’s coastline is among the most beautiful in the world. Bring you bike and cruise the Dalmatian and Istrian archipelagos, touring luscious, fertile countryside and picture-postcard villages.

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 San Sebastian del Oeste
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  Posted August 22nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 3 comments

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Visiting another historical place in rural Mexico
You’ve probably already heard that San Sebastián del Oeste is an enchanting place.  Set deep in the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico, this is the perfect place to experience the culture of a small Mexican pueblo.

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 Puebla to Oaxaca (via Tehuacan)
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  Posted August 14th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 9 comments

Traveling Mexico – on the road again

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Highway to Oaxaca
After spending two days in beautiful city of Puebla, we are on the road again. Today’s plan is to drive from Puebla de Zaragoza over the mountains to the capital city of the state Oaxaca that carries the same name: Oaxaca.

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 Monte Alban ruins, Oaxaca
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  Posted August 2nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Off the beaten path in Oaxaca, Mexico
There are numerous attractions within a few miles of the city of Oaxaca.

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 The Shaftesbury ferry
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  Posted July 24th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | 3 comments

Traveling Alberta

By: Cigdem Iltan
Photography by: Bruce Edwards

A ferryman never crosses same river twice
The Shaftesbury ferry runs west of Peace River. It is one of the few remaining in this province and the only one powered by a tug boat. Shaftesbury Ferry tugboat operator Gert van Butselaar has crossed the Peace River up to 80 times a day for most of the last 16 years, but says he never gets tired of his workplace view.

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 Oaxaca City
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  Posted July 20th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 16 comments

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Capital city of the state of Oaxaca
Finally we arrived in Oaxaca city. Immediately we got stuck in a hectic Oaxaca traffic. But I’m a fast learner, so I quickly managed to find a small street and bypass the problem on the main road. Still the area around Zocalo was very busy and parking was hard to find…

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