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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 Camping at the Camp Lake
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  Posted June 26th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 5 comments

Edmonton Countryside

By Zdenko Kahlina

Experience the Bounty in Beaver County.
It is camping season and you don’t have to travel far from Edmonton, if you are looking for a weekend getaway. Do you enjoy camping, the outdoors, fresh air, and nature?


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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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 Slovenian Women’s cycling team
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  Posted June 18th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Women Cycling

Source: Total Women’s Cycling, written by Sarah Dean

BTC City Ljubljana – Slovenian Women’s Cycling Team Rising Through the Ranks
I don’t mean those first heady moments of awkwardness and freedom. But the process of becoming truly comfortable on the bike—all the things that you had to figuWe spoke to members of the team that went pro in 2014 but is now ranked 12th worldwide…


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 I Remember when…
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  Posted June 14th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 5 comments

Edmonton heritage

By Zdenko Kahlina

Fond memories of Edmonton’s past
Edmonton has been my home base or home city for a several decades now. I moved here from Croatia with my family in 1989. So, I do remember some of the old things mentioned here.


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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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 Pyrenees Coast To Coast
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  Posted June 6th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Top rides

Source: PEZ

Special Travel interview with Allan Reeves of ‘France From Inside Tours’
France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays in southern France, and one of their most popular trips is the epic Conquer the Pyrenees: cycling 12 days over 1000 miles and climbing over 100,000 feet from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains why this trip is so popular, it’s back for the 10th year.


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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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 Look like a pro
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  Posted May 24th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Do’s and Don’ts to Look like a Pro and be cool!
Pro cyclists spend hours and hours every day perfecting their craft. This is not limited to riding a lot to get fast but also looking the look as well. Even if you don’t have the same legs as a pro you can still look like one, or as close to it as physically possible by doing and not doing things that every pro knows without even thinking. Following these guidelines will not only have you looking like a pro but acting like a professional as well.


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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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 WorldTour Team Bikes
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  Posted May 16th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

Source: Internet

2016 – The bikes of the peloton this season
Your guide to the bikes the 18 WorldTour teams are racing this season
The 2016 WorldTour will be contested by 18 teams and this is our guide to the bikes and equipment the teams will be racing.


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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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 Dolac market
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  Posted May 4th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Purgerska Nostalgija | 2 comments

Spring in Zagreb

By: Dumneazu

Its been a dreary and lingering winter in Budapest, which is up in the top reaches of the Carpathian basin, so when spring won’t come to us, we have to go to spring. That means down south, and that means Da Balkans.


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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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 Spring Is In The Air!
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  Posted April 26th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 2 comments

Edmonton Cycling

By Jill Barker

Spring cycling can be fraught with pebbles, potholes and the mental cobwebs of winter
Spring is in the air, and as cooler climates begin warming up for the spring and summer, interesting business concepts that cater to spring activities and interests take on a whole new appeal.


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 Lush River Valley
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  Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | No comments yet.

Edmonton life

By: Marta Gold

Memories of a lush river valley
Edmonton, like most cities, is full of iconic buildings familiar to people who live here, whether for their location (the Shaw Conference Centre, built into the side of the river valley), their shape (the Flat Iron Building) or their grandeur (the Hotel Macdonald, the Magrath Mansion on Ada Boulevard).


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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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 Riding into spring
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  Posted April 10th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Cycling, TOOLBOX | No comments yet.

Coaches corner

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer
The sport is expensive, dangerous, time-consuming, mentally draining, emotionally exhausting and physically demanding and it permeates every aspect of a Roadie’s life. I would describe it as a chess game, boxing match and stampede disguised as a sport encompassed by a lifestyle surrounded by a community on a never- ending road trip to the brink of bankruptcy. One can dabble in tennis, golf, softball, basketball and other sports. There is no dabbling in bike racing — JAMIE SMITH.


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 Fort Edmonton park
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  Posted April 6th, 2016 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | 4 comments

Edmonton history

Source: Edmonton History

A Salute to Edmonton’s History – The beginning of Edmonton
Today Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, Canada, is a main destination all by itself. A long time ago, it was just a stop-over town for people on their way to a different destination.


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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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