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 The Well of Life
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  Posted February 24th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija, Travel | 4 comments

Travel Croatia – Zagreb

Source: The New York Times

Ivan Meštrović is responsible for a lot of public art in Croatia and this was one of my favorites, located in the square that was once carrying name of our Marshal Tito, in lower town Zagreb, next to the elegant Croatian National Theatre.

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 A stroll through Katoomba
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  Posted February 20th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Australia travel

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Blue Mountains Australia – New South Wales Travel
We went to the Blue Mountains on our first trip to Sydney, Australia. It was impossible to miss the Blue Mountains main destination: town of Katoomba. Though the weather didn’t fully cooperate, we had a great time, because our friends who live in Sydney were good guides. They’ve been there before…

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 Visiting Phoenix, Arizona
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  Posted February 8th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Our trip to Phoenix, Arizona
Things are different in the desert. The sky is bigger. The stars are brighter. The sunsets stop you in your tracks. It’s a feeling that can’t be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs. Come to Greater Phoenix and you’ll understand.

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 Texas hill country
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  Posted February 4th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Texas, USA

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Everything is big in Texas
In September 2007 we spent delightful week in Texas. Vera and I used my business trip to San Antonio, to travel around Texas. We managed to travel around for few days (on the weekend) with rented car and went to visit places like Austin, Corpus Christi, Fredericksburg and other smaller places on our way. It was a week well spent!!

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 CUBA ON YOUR OWN
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  Posted January 30th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Traveling Cuba

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Touring Cuba with rent a car on our own – Itinerary
Vera and I are planning another trip this year. With our friend Ljiljana from Toronto, we are visiting Cuba for two weeks at the end of February and first week of March. First few days we’ll spend in capital city Havana and than we’ll hit the road to see “real” Cuba.

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 Dim Sum in New York
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  Posted January 14th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

World Travel

By: Dumneazu

New York, Just like I picture it: Skyscrapers, Dim Sum, and everything!
It is good to be in New York at Christmas time. New Yorkers are, contrary to the stereotype, extremely friendly and engaging, and love to start up friendly conversations anywhere, on street corners, on buses, waiting for subways.

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 Life is too short NOT to be Italian!
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  Posted January 10th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

World Travel

By: Mojca Žirovnik

It’s totally true that if – in our lives – we did some things Italians do regularly, our life would be better.

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 Camping free in Hawaii
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  Posted January 6th, 2018 by Zdenko  in Travel | 8 comments

Homeless in Hawaii

By: Zdenko Kahlina
The Other Side Of Paradise
Driving around Oahu island is really interesting. On the east side there are snorkeling spots, beaches and small towns. On the north shore, there are beautiful beaches and big waves – surfing paradise.

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 ALOHA Adventure
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  Posted December 28th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 15 comments

Visiting Hawaii (Oahu)

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Healing Our Spirit Woldwide
Thanks so much for your interest and reading about our trip to Oahu. We left for a 10 nights vacation on September 3rd and were very excited. Vera was attending the sixth gathering for aboriginal people from all over the world, under the name “Healing Our Spirit Woldwide”. While she was busy in the Hawai’i Convention Center most of the days, I was riding my bike and exploring the city and the whole island of Oahu. 

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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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