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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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 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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 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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