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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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 The Ladies of the Isthmus
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  Posted July 8th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 3 comments

Traveling Mexico

By: Mildred Boyd

The Ladies of the Isthmus
From Conquistadors armed with swords to present-day tourists armed only with cameras, male travelers to the Isthmus have written glowing reports of her. 

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 CRES and LOŠINJ islands, Croatia
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  Posted June 30th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Beautiful Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Islands in Primorsko-Goranska county
Croatian islands Cres and Losinj are our holiday destination this summer. Cres and Losinj are the next two islands after Krk, reachable only by a ferry boat (or your own boat!). Mali Losinj is among those places with the most sunny days per year in Europe.

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 Beolgyo, South Korea
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  Posted June 22nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

World travel

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Beolgyo’s Tragic History
One of my best friends in Edmonton came to Canada from South Korea. Kim Yonghun Hun was born in the town of Beolgyo. Though he never talks about his home land, I was curious and wanted to find more about his country and Korean culture. I “Googled” on the internet and the following blog by Brian & Robert is what I’ve discovered. I hope you’ll find this an interesting read just like I did.

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 The Kim Chi belt
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  Posted June 10th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling World

By: Dumneazu

Korean New Jersey – The Kim Chi belt
Don’t like Korean food? Then go away right now. In this part of Jersey, you eventually come to like Korean food. This blog is about Kim Chi food.

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 Hidden Worlds Cenotes park
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  Posted June 2nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 4 comments

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cenotes in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Down in the Riviera Maya and only about a 30 minute drive from Cancun there are beautiful cenotes to make for some scuba diving. But first, what is a cenote?

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 The Mild West
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  Posted May 28th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Alberta

Source: Dave and Deb at PlanetD portal

Alberta Cowboy Trail
The empty grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Foothills attracted migrants from the rowdy American West, for a time calling into question British colonial hold over what is now Alberta. The westward thrusts of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the North West Mounted Police tamed the settlers and staved off annexation by the expanding republic, but not before the cultural of the American cattleman was already firmly rooted.

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 Spring in Kamloops
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  Posted May 20th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Travel Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring B.C.’s coolest small town
Last year, when our daughter moved with her family to Kamloops (British Columbia), she gave us the reasons to visit this small town for the first time and explore the grasslands area around the town.

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 Mexico’s Garden of Eden
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  Posted May 12th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Mexico – Cuernavaca

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Land of Eternal spring
We arrived in Cuernavaca from Acapulco, on our way to Mexico City, and with no idea of what to do here or where to go. First impressions are some pretty impressive houses here and many narrow streets with lots of traffic. Still we easily managed to find parking close to the Cuernavaca’s main square – Plaza de Armas.

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 Topes – Speed bumps on steroids
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  Posted May 8th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Traffic Control, Mexican Style

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Tope – Speed bumps on steroids in Mexico
Ah, topes. Gringos call them “speed bumps”. Mexicans nickname them “policia durmiendo” (po-lee-CEE-a dur-me-EN-do: sleeping policemen). The tope (TOE-pay), a speed bump in the smooth but occasionally potholed road of Mexican life, is an endless source of fascination for anyone, like me, who loves to categorize the phenomena of everyday existence.

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 Costa Chica
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  Posted April 30th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Mexico

By: Damien Cave

Mexico without the crowds, or attitude!
EAGER young men waving us toward empty parking spaces by an eco-tourism kiosk, two excited toddlers in the back seat, and no way to turn back: tourism hell seemed to be upon us. After a long sigh, and a glance at the pristine Pacific in front of us, we gave in.

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 Reasons to Visit Croatia
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  Posted April 18th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Croatia

By: Peter Simon

10 Reasons Croatia Should Be on Your Travel Radar
The small, horseshoe-shaped Balkan country of Croatia is steadily becoming one of Europe’s most popular summer holiday destinations. With its stunning beaches, crystalline waters, incredible history and great food, Croatia is definitely worth a visit on any trip to southeastern Europe. If you’re curious about this wonderful little country on the Adriatic Sea, here are 10 reasons Croatia should be on your travel radar.

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 Bull fighting
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  Posted April 14th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 10 comments

Travel Mexico

By: Galen Frysinger

Bullfighting in Mexico
The Spanish occupation of Mexico led to the rise of bullfighting in the country. Also known as fiesta brava, the sport has been one of the most popular in the country for the last 400 years.

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 Why not Zagreb?
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  Posted April 2nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel destinations

By: Chris Kitching

Croatia’s capital is a cultural hotspot
Bleary-eyed from an early morning six-hour train ride and staring blankly at a tram system map like it’s an ink blot, I start to wonder if this episode is off to a disastrous start of Griswold proportions.

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 Devil’s backbone
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  Posted March 28th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: DAILY MAIL REPORTER

The Devil’s Spine – Spina di Diablo
Taming the ‘Devil’s Backbone’: Treacherous 140-mile mountain road crossing the heart of Mexico’s marijuana fields into the U.S. is transformed into a safe trade route with completion of $2.2bn bridge and highway. The Durango-Mazatlán Highway, designed to bring legitimate commerce safely across the Sierra Madre in Mexico, was completed last August.

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 PISANICA – Easter Egg
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  Posted March 24th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija, Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Traditional Croatian Easter eggs in Croatia/Pisanica
Easter is just around the corner and Croats, like the majority of other Slavic nations, respect the ancient custom of coloring eggs the day before the actual festivity. A newly dyed egg is called a pisanica, a term derived from the word “pisati” (to write). This is because pisanicas are supposed to be gifted and often feature an inscribed message.

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 Why I love Istria
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  Posted March 8th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Croatia

By: Jane Horrocks

English actress Jane Horrocks travels through Croatia and Istrian peninsula
From medieval beauty to perfect pizza: Absolutely Fabulous actress Jane Horrocks reveals why she loves Istria’s Croatian comforts Venice is less than three hours away from the island on a high-speed ferry Istria, formerly known as Histria, is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea One week in Villa Melissa starts from £995 for up to eight people sharing..

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 Chinese New Year
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  Posted February 6th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 7 comments

Traveling the world

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.

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 Zdenko’s biking in Mazatlán
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  Posted January 28th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

Top rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Biking with ex world champion Paul Wolfe in Mazatlán
On my recent trip to Mexico I was riding my bike almost every day enjoying the warm weather and good roads. At first I was riding alone, but then I met couple of local Canadians Paul and Brendan, and they showed me some of the best roads around Mazatlán on which they often ride.

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 TRAVEL TIPS
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  Posted January 16th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

World Traveling

Source: Reader’s Digest Canada

Top 10 most expensive travel mistakes
Save money on your next vacation by avoiding these costly (and common) travel mistakes.

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 A jewel in Centro Historico
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  Posted January 8th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Travel | 3 comments

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Old Mazatlán Condominiums in Historic District
My wife and I were planning to visit Mazatlán for a long time. Mazatlán was probable the only tourist place in Mexico we always wanted to visit, but never did, until this year. Finally, at the end of this year we had an opportunity, since we both still had some unused vacation days.

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 Guadalajara City
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  Posted November 24th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

We arrived in Guadalajara city!
Madness on the road! I am the slowest driver on the streets of this dynamic city. Welcome to Guadalajara. Mexico’s second largest city with over 5 million inhabitants. The charm of Guadalajara rests with its Spanish colonial flavor (established in 1542). No visit to Guadalajara is complete without spending a day in the Centro historico..

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