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 Visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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  Posted October 10th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Puerto Vallarta riviera
Puerto Vallarta riviera is one of the friendliest and most diverse beach destinations in the world.  Once but a tiny fishing village, Puerto Vallarta is now a world class resort that has retained all of the quaint charms of the original village yet embodies all of the characteristics you’ve come to expect in a modern resort..

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 Discovering Costalegre
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  Posted October 2nd, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | 3 comments

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Discovering Costalegre, or ‘happy coast’
Travel north from Manzanillo on Mexico’s Pacific coast – to the central coastal area of the country- and you’ll discover Costalegre. This stretch of coastline located between Costa Majahuas and Cihuatlán is named Costalegre or “happy coast.” Others describe the Costalegre as the area between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. Either way it is still “the happy coast”..

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 Different Worlds – Part 2.
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  Posted September 24th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Family, Travel | 4 comments

Jenn and Sanja’s diary: Hello Zagreb!

 Home Away From Home
Sanja and her friend Jenn decided to take some time off from the work and all daily routines here in Edmonton, and travel the world for a while. I will publish blogs about their traveling adventures, so return to this site again to read more. They left Edmonton in mid July 2010 for a short visit to London, and than headed off for capital city of Croatia – Zagreb.

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 Diamond in the Rough
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  Posted September 20th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Hotel La Posada – Manzanillo

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Off the beaten path in Mexico – Manzanillo
Manzanillo is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets, and one thing that keeps the area virtually untouched and unexplored, is that it’s a little hard to get to. There are many small hotels and motels, with room rates ranging from $15 a night to typical 5-star rates for hotels such as the Karmina Palace, Las Hadas and the Hotel Sierra.

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 On the road again: Lake Chapala – Manzanillo
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  Posted September 16th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Leaving Lake Chapala

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Off the beaten path in Mexico: Town of Manzanillo
Three days spent in Lake Chapala region went by way too fast and it was time to leave. Ajijic already felt like place that we know very well and it was little sad that we had to leave. But, at the same time we were excited about all the new places we are planning to see today.

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 Different Worlds – Part 1.
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  Posted September 8th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Family, Travel | No comments yet.

Jenn and Sanja’s diary: London

Away We Go…
Sanja and her friend Jenn decided to take some time off from the work and all daily routines here in Edmonton, and travel the world for a while. I will publish blogs about their traveling adventures, so return to this site again to read more. They left Edmonton in mid July 2010 for a short visit to London, and than headed off for capital city of Croatia – Zagreb.

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 Mexico, Lake Chapala
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  Posted August 30th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Arriving in Mexico – Lake Chapala
We landed in Guadalajara just before dusk in the early evening (18.5º C, sunny skies, sigh), after a comfortable five hour flight from Edmonton with one stop at Mexico City.

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 Croatia is Wine Country
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  Posted August 18th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Croatia

By: Justin Kennedy

Guide to Croatia’s Wine Country
Croatia is a nation of islands. More than a thousand isles, keys and peninsulas dot the aquamarine waters along its Adriatic shores. It’s also a land of vineyards, with more than 300 geographically defined wine districts corralled into an area roughly the size of the state of West Virginia.

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 Old town BASEL
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  Posted August 2nd, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | 5 comments

Traveling Swiss

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Basel is Switzerland’s oldest University City
Located on both sides of the Rhine, in the three-country-corner of Switzerland, Germany and France, Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland. Not only diverse cultures, but also a multifaceted history, modern art and architecture converge here.

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 JUNGFRAUJOCH – THE TOP OF EUROPE
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  Posted July 24th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Swiss Alps

 

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Destination: Top of Europe
On our summer holidays several years ago, during our stay in Basel Switzerland, we spent one day visiting Switzerland’s most popular (and expensive) mountain railway excursion to the top of the Europe. The Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe is the highlight of any Swiss holiday. The highest railway station in Europe is located 3,454 metres above sea level. The visitors gain access to a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock, which they can admire from the viewing platforms on the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace.

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 Traveling with the bike
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  Posted July 20th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX, Travel | No comments yet.

Travel advice

By: Zdenko Kahlina

How to fly with a bike: The cheap and easy method
If you plan to travel internationally with a bicycle like I do, at some point you will be required to put your bike on a plane. Taking a bike on an airplane as luggage can be a gut wrenching proposition. You need to pack it in a way that means it can withstand the baggage handlers’ manhandling, and make sure it will come off the plane in the same state that it went on…

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 Shuswap Lake getaway
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  Posted July 12th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Canada

Source: Westworld, By: Andrew Penner

The Great Lake Gateway
It’s 6 a.m. and our family is stranded, castaways on a remote and rocky shore of Mara Lake, in B.C.’s Shuswap region. Our houseboat has no power. Neither the engine nor the generator will turn over. The radio is dead. There’s really only one thing to do: go golfing.

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 The town of Labin
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  Posted July 4th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Labin small town in Istria.
Labin is a small town in Istria, Croatia, population of only 10,000 (2005) with 17,000 in the municipality (which also includes small towns of Rabac and Vinež, as well as a number of smaller villages, such as Crni).

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 Barefoot on the beach in Mexico
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  Posted June 30th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Anita & Michael’s travels portal

Barefoot on the beach in Mexico
We prepared ourselves from the journey from Oaxaca over the mountains and down to Puerto Escondido on infamous highway 175 or the “vomit” road. Numerous people told us the road was the worse road they had driven on. I laughed. I’m from California where we have real mountain roads so I wasn’t really bothered about some flatlander’s anguish of “bad roads.”

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 Through Ex-Yugoslavia
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  Posted June 14th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

Top Rides

By: Snežana Radojičić

Pedaling across the world: Burek, potato pie and brandy
After entering Serbia the first thing we established as a tradition and a certain morning ritual was to get some burek and yogurt. Regardless of where we spent the night, in the morning we would go to the first town to find a bakery, even if it meant that we will have to ride hungry for an hour or longer. Me as an old, and Bryan as a new burek-lover never even thought of getting any snack before then – it was either burek with yogurt or nothing!

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 Ignoring the Warnings
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  Posted June 10th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Mark Sundeen

Personal Journeys
Here is a great story of a couples travels driving into Mexico. Safety in Mexico is always a topic of conversation in our circles. It doesn’t matter that a police officer was shot dead in Edmonton just few days ago, Mexico is always a concern for everyone. It seems the propaganda is turning more positive lately.

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 Driving in Europe
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  Posted June 6th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | 6 comments

Traveling in Europe

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Road rules and courtesy in Europe are the opposite of what you are used to in Canada
I’m starting this a little early … but our European holiday’s rapidly approaching. According to my son’s counting on the Facebook, only 35 more days before they go. The rest of the group will leave in July… Because for some of you this will be first trip to old continent, I would like to mention few differences in driving rules over there. So pay attention and remember all of the following:

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 The Croatian Coast
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  Posted May 28th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Traveling Croatia

Source: Skyscraper City portal

Adriatic Sea
The Adriatic Sea is a bay of the Mediterranean Sea, separated by the Apennine Peninsula. The Adriatic Sea got it’s name from an ancient port of the same name. It penetrates farthest into the European continent, giving it a great economic importance.

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 Oaxaca new highways
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  Posted May 24th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Traveling Mexico

By: Brent May

Oaxaca Highway Update
The new highway project in Oaxaca (Wa-Ha-Ka) state has been at the tip of our tongues for some time now. This new highway will connect the inland state capital, Oaxaca City to the coastal cities of Puerto Escondido and Huatulco. Stated for completion at the end of 2015, the highway will decrease travel times and increase coastal real estate values.

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 Where the Prairies meet the Peaks
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  Posted May 16th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Unspoiled, Uncrowded, And Unbelievably Beautiful. This was our voyage to Waterton national park!
Several years ago, Vera and I decided to make the trip all the way south to USA border. It took me a long time to go back memory line and try to document this wonderfull trip through Alberta province and Western Canada, but here it is… finally.

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 Mazunte, turtle center
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  Posted May 4th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | 3 comments

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The relaxed beach town of Mazunte
So, we left beautiful Huatulco early in the morning. Today we drove west to Puerto Escondido. After Pochutla driving west on a coastal highway 200, there was a turnoff for small beach town Mazunte at San Antonio intersection. Vera wanted to see the turtles, so I made the left turn.

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 Journey to the Centre of the Earth
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  Posted April 30th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

Top Rides

Source: Charlotte, at Cropcycle portal

Journey to the central Oaxaca (Mexico) coast…
5th – 8th March: After about seven weeks of traveling through semi-arid central Mexico we were extremely excited to get going on the next leg of our journey – down to the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. That’s an understatement; in fact I was visibly drooling with anticipation of a swim in the sea. We’d also spent seven weeks toiling up and down mountains at or above 1,500 meters in altitude. We could hardly contain ourselves at the prospect of the descent to sea level!

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 Detroit Salt
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  Posted April 22nd, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

World Travel

Source: SlipTalk

Not Many People Know About The City 1200 Feet Below Detroit. This Place Is Unbelievable.
It’s no secret that Detroit has been hit very hard by the recession. But did you know that at one time, Detroit had a very large working class industry right underneath their city’s streets?

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 Conquering Sierra Madre del Sur
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  Posted April 18th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | 2 comments

Top rides – Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains by bike!
This winter I Climbed the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains in Mexico on my bike! It was 20 (!) kilometers all uphill! That day, that ride… that weather… it was all unforgettable! But if someone asks me to do it again I would do it in a flush!!

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 The Pršut of Happiness
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  Posted April 14th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Croatian food specialties

By: Dumneazu

This story is about Croatian food
Korcula is as far south as we got in the Adriatic.

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