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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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 Nayarit – Guadalajara
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  Posted November 20th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

On the road again: Riviera Nayarit – Guadalajara drive (Hwy 70)
After few days spent in Sayulita and Riviera Nayarit it was time to hit the road again and get closer to the place where we started this journey 15 days ago: Guadalajara.  As tourists with rented car we only take highways if necessary, so we wanted to stay on the small “libra” roads as long as possible and enjoy the scenery and local life..

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 Riviera Nayarit
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  Posted November 12th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Travel Mexico

 By: Zdenko Kahlina

Just north of Puerto Vallarta Riviera Nayarit is the new destination of 100-mile touristic corridor comprising the municipalities of Bahía de Banderas, Compostela and San Blas, encompassing various touristic sites and spectacular natural scenery to be combined with the planned development of hotel zones geared towards premium domestic and international tourists.

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 Istria by bike
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  Posted October 30th, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

Top rides

By: Snjezana Jojic

Exploring the head of the dragon and sunny historic Istria Peninsula with a wonderful group of Breeze Adventurers.
Since we love exploring, cycling and Croatia, it was no brainer to combine our passions into a two-wheeled epic holiday adventure!

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 Cycling in the Rockies
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  Posted October 22nd, 2015 by Zdenko  in Cycling, Travel | No comments yet.

Top rides

Source: Canadian Cycling Magazine

Bike Travel – Where Road Meets Wilderness
The sign cautioned ‘it is unlawful to feed the animals’. I smiled to myself and wondered if I was committing a crime. I may not have been feeding the animals, but I was certainly baiting them. I was clearly the straggler in the herd, the easy kill, the wildebeest who crossed one river too many.

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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.

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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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