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 The El Arco
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  Posted December 12th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring El Arco – So stunning!
At the very tip of the cape, and of the Baja California Peninsula, is Baja’s most famous landmark, El Arco, the exclamation point at the end of the Baja Peninsula.

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 Biking around Los Cabos
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  Posted December 8th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | 8 comments

Top Rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cycling in Baja California, Mexico
I was reading some travel reports about people who cycled from California all the way down south to Cabo San Lucas, most of them on mountain bikes. Still, I haven’t heard about someone’s experience riding a road bike in Los Cabos area. That’s exactly what I did in December and I wanted to share my experience with you!

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 Posada Real resort in Cabo
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  Posted December 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Best Western Posada Real, San Jose del Cabo
My wife and I stayed at this resort for ten days during December 2012. I have read some of the reviews about this resort before our trip and was a bit worried with some of the complaints about the resort size and their food. But we had a great time there!

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 I was in San Jose del Cabo
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  Posted November 30th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 9 comments

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Hola… Buenos Dias!
Here we go again… down south to Mexico in search of warmth climate during the winter in Canada, because here in Edmonton we already had a first cold spell and lots of snow to shovel. Our destination this time was Baja California and old town of San Jose del Cabo.

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 Edmonton Lovable City
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  Posted November 14th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Alberta

By: Bruce Northam

A Cultural City with a Lovable Split-Personality
The U.S.-Canada border, the longest unprotected border in the world, sees 500,000 daily crossings. Our relationship with Canada defines ally. While most Americans are familiar with Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, their sleeping gem, Edmonton, is starting to get the attention it deserves.

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 Hidden gem Svetvinčenat
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  Posted November 2nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Neat little town in Istria
My wife & I came across small town of Svetvinčenat, on our way to Rovinj and rated this as the best place we visited in Istria so far. We stopped there only for half hour, but even this was enough to explore this beautiful little town with a well preserved castle and if I remember correctly 5 churches. The old fort and old town, with its lovely little church and quaint refreshment houses really appealed to us – and there were very few tourists.

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 Into thin air – Col du Galibier
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  Posted October 28th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | 2 comments

Visiting Tour de France

By Zdenko Kahlina

Zdenko visits France Alps and climbs Col du Lautaret and Galibier!
My summer trip to France and Tour de France race exceeded my wildest expectations and remains one of the most significant experiences I’ve had in my life! Thanks to my friend Ivan who planned and organized this trip!

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 Best of Croatian Ice Cream
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  Posted October 24th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija, Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Best of Croatian Ice Cream
Ice cream. What’s not to love? Imagine an cold creamy sweet liquor sliding down your throat, when the outside temperature during the summer months riches over +30 degrees! This feeling is cooling that internal inferno caused by our sweltering and humid environment. Ahh… it’s so yummy!!!

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 Mexico’s sabor
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  Posted October 20th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Mexico has it’s own flavor – sabor
Words cannot do justice to Mexico’s sabor (flavor). Something so unique and so pervasive, so subtle and so striking can’t be found in any museum, beach, or ruin, and it certainly can’t be found in any guidebook, no matter how solid the research, evocative the prose, or keen the insight.

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 The Island of Tranquility
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  Posted October 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

A Paradise to Discover – Town of Rovinj in Istria
Rovinj is perhaps the best place to visit in all of Istria. Wooded hills that surround the town, luxury hotels and 13 green offshore islands make this town the pleasant holiday destination. I have been visiting this town many times in the past, but last summer was the first time I also visited some nearby islands and enjoyed the beaches there.

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 Autumn in Parkland County
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  Posted October 8th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | 2 comments

Edmonton’s Countryside

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Experience the Bounty in Parkland County.
It was the best weekend to go and stroll through the Parkland County. So I packed my bicycle in my car and drove west of the city into the Parkland County, to enjoy the weather. It’s perhaps the best time to get out and just ride for the pure pleasure of it. On this tour I will take you through the Glory Hills to Chickakoo Lake and Muir Lake…

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 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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 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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 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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 CUBA ON YOUR OWN – Havana Casa particular
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  Posted August 28th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 15 comments

Traveling Cuba – Part 1.

 By: Zdenko Kahlina

Havana – Casa particular
The best vacations are when you travel without schedule. I refuse to go on one of these “All inclusive” tourist packages where they give you a schedule and they say, “O.K., from nine to 10 we’re going to go to the museum, and then from 10 to 11, and we are going to the art museum, then we’ll stop for a lunch”. That to me is like being in school; that’s not a vacation.

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 San Antonio River walk
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  Posted August 20th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Visiting Texas, USA
In September 2007 Vera and I spent delightful week in Texas. We used my business trip to San Antonio, to travel and explore Texas.

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 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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 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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 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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