Visiting BELI, Cres
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  Posted July 6th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 2 comments

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Summer holidays in Croatia
Leaving behind our summer base, V. Losinj, we headed towards the ferry in Porozine, on our way to Labin in Istria.


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 THE VRŠIČ PASS
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  Posted July 2nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 5 comments

Traveling Slovenian Alps

 

The Vršič pass (1,611 m)

 Every time when we spend our holidays in Europe, I bring my bike with me and together with my cycling buddies, we do lots of bike riding. Two years ago we climbed Passo dello Stelvio and Passo Gavia in Italy. This time I brought a group of my friends with me, to climb the highest pass in Slovenia – Vršič.


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 Istrian Croatia
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  Posted June 28th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Croatia

By: Blogger Dumneazu

Istrian Croatia: Italy without the Vowels
e just got home from a jaunt over to Croatia. I’d been to Zagreb earlier this year, so I asked Captain Squid, my Croatian expert, for a suggestion on where else to travel. He popped the idea of a trip to Istria..


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 Burek
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  Posted June 24th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 6 comments

Bosnian food

By: Dumneazu

Burek: Bosnia’s Gift to Breakfast!
Let’s bring our Bosnian extravaganza to a close with some musings on burek, one of my favorite street foods.


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 City of Mangos
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  Posted June 20th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | One comment

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Spending days in Alajuela, Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s second largest city in terms of size, Alajuela lies only 20 km northwest of the capital San Jose in the beautiful Central Valley. We arrived there from La Fortuna one Thursday afternoon in March 2014.


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 Traveling with the bike
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  Posted June 16th, 2017 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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 The town of Labin
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  Posted June 8th, 2017 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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 Zagreb is My City
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  Posted June 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija | 2 comments

Travel destinations

By: Zdenko Kahlina
 
Zagreb is capital city of Croatia
I’ve been living in Canada for more than 20 years now, but I always return to my home town Zagreb and never have enough of it! Zagreb is my city, because I was born there. I carry so many memories, that where ever I go around the town, something always reminds me of something from the years when I was growing up on these streets – good old memories…


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 Wheel sucking
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  Posted May 30th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Let me introduce you to ‘wheel sucking’ from a cycling perspective.
It was a Friday, and after a long and difficult week at work I donned some Lycra cycling clothing, drove my car east of Edmonton to the Sherwood Park, mounted my Jota-Moreno bike and headed into the rural area of Strathcona County. The goal was to clear the tension from my legs and the metaphysical residue of the week in the office from my head.


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 High Level Bridge History
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  Posted May 26th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton heritage

Source: The Edmonton Radial Railway Society’s
 
Early in 1903 the engineers of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway (C & ER), which had reached Strathcona in 1891, began surveys for a possible crossing of the North Saskatchewan River to reach Edmonton. In early May of 1903 the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) purchased the C & ER so any new railroad bridge would be built by CPR.


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 Alberta Badlands
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  Posted May 22nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Take a walk on the wild side
I’ve already spent a lot of time traveling around Alberta, because I love to explore new territories. I always wanted to experience Alberta like the locals do so one sunny day when we were both off work Vera and I decided to tour the Alberta. We left Edmonton early in the morning and choose the secondary Hwy #21 going south to an often overlooked destination: the Badlands.


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 The Pršut of Happiness
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  Posted May 18th, 2017 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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 SPRING HAS SPRUNG
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  Posted May 14th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Top rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Cyclists Are Out In Full Force!
It’s already May and this is spring time, in Alberta. There are daffodils blooming in my backyard, and I have been riding on the road each weekend since the beginning of April. The last few weeks have seen some major weather changes for the better and I have found riding on weekends enjoyable after as usual… very long winter.


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 From Mother to Daughter
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  Posted May 10th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Family | 4 comments

Happy Mother’s Day!

By: Spring in the Air

Letter from a Mother to a Daughter:
“My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.”


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 Chief destinations
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  Posted May 6th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton, Travel | No comments yet.

Alberta travel

Source: Westworld, By: Dianne Meili

Trails outdoor adventures
Two thousand meters above sea level in the Rocky Mountains of Yoho Pass, Alberta, Metis-trapper-turned-adventure-guide Brenda Holder bends over a pile of dried pellets on the side of the trail.


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 Babici Jota-Moreno
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  Posted May 2nd, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 5 comments

Bike Review

By: Zdenko Kahlina

First Babici Jota-Moreno bike gets into Canada
Although I always take bike with me when traveling, on my last trip to Australia I left my Marinoni race bike at home, so that I can save some money I would normally pay for air transport (these days this can be significant amount of money!).


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 KUMICE S DOLCA
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  Posted April 28th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija | No comments yet.

Traveling Croatia

Source: Portal Kumice s Dolca

Kumica s Dolca – Zagreb, Croatia
This is local city of Zagreb term for a pleasant woman with woven basket on her head – women who came to the city every day, with baskets full of products from their gardens and farms, fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers…


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 Castles of Croatia
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  Posted April 24th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 3 comments

Traveling Croatia

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Croatia is a small country with long history and lots of castles
Construction and development of manors and castles on the territory of Croatia can be followed with certainty in the last two millennium – from Roman villa rustics and palaces (like Diocletian’s palace), to medieval castles (burgs), renaissance villas-summer houses in Dubrovnik and Dalmatia, to baroque and historicist manors of Northern Croatia, and town villas and palaces in most bigger Croatian towns.


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 Spring in Kamloops
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  Posted April 20th, 2017 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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 Eastern Cape by bike
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  Posted April 16th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 6 comments

Top rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Off the beaten path along the Eastern Cape in Baja California, Mexico – by bike.
On my recent trip to San Jose del Cabo, I’ve decided to ‘saddle up’ and ride my bike on the East Cape road. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but just to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to constantly move and experience new places outside of hotel resorts. When visiting Cabo two years ago I didn’t explore this road because the information I had at the time it was a gravel road.


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 A Day in La Paz
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  Posted April 12th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | 4 comments

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

San Jose del Cabo – La Paz by car
During our stay in San Jose del Cabo we rented a car with the idea to make one day trips to Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas and La Paz. So, after we already completed our trips to Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos, early in the morning on Thursday, we left San Jose del Cabo and went towards Los Barriles and La Paz on Mexico Hwy 1.


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 Escape to the East Cape
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  Posted April 8th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

East Cape road – “The real Baja”
The East Cape of Baja is an area of white sand beaches with warm, crystal clear waters that make for excellent diving, some of the world’s best sport fishing, world class windsurfing and kite boarding. The area is home to some beautiful resorts, a living coral reef and mile after mile of exceptionally beautiful, and sometimes, well hidden beaches.


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 Women in the saddle
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  Posted April 4th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Biking stories

Source: The Times, by: Kati Jagger

Cycling changes gear as women take to the saddle.
They have been commuting in equal numbers for years, but the lure of lycra and the weekend group ride is something that women have until recently left mainly to the men.


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 Gateway to the North
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  Posted March 30th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 5 comments

Edmonton heritage

Source: Edmonton History

A Salute to Edmonton’s History
What makes Edmonton special to me is city’s history. This history lets me discover and know where we’ve been and has indeed paved the way to what we’ve become!


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 It’s spring – Let’s get back into cycling
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  Posted March 26th, 2017 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | 7 comments

Coaches corner – Edmonton Cycling

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Tune up and start slowly after a long winter off the roads
It’s been a long winter, the sun is out, and your thoughts turn to cycling with your buddies (you don’t want to be embarrassed about your performance), maybe a summer cycling adventure you have been planning, or maybe that century ride “personal best”.


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