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 The El Arco

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring El Arco – So stunning!
At the very tip of the cape, and of the Baja California Peninsula, is Baja’s most famous landmark, El Arco, the exclamation point at the end of the Baja Peninsula.

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 Biking around Los Cabos

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cycling in Baja California, Mexico
I was reading some travel reports about people who cycled from California all the way down south to Cabo San Lucas, most of them on mountain bikes. Still, I haven’t heard about someone’s experience riding a road bike in Los Cabos area. That’s exactly what I did in December and I wanted to share my experience with you!

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 Posada Real resort in Cabo

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Best Western Posada Real, San Jose del Cabo
My wife and I stayed at this resort for ten days during December 2012. I have read some of the reviews about this resort before our trip and was a bit worried with some of the complaints about the resort size and their food. But we had a great time there!

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 I was in San Jose del Cabo

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Hola… Buenos Dias!
Here we go again… down south to Mexico in search of warmth climate during the winter in Canada, because here in Edmonton we already had a first cold spell and lots of snow to shovel. Our destination this time was Baja California and old town of San Jose del Cabo.

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 Mexico’s sabor

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Mexico has it’s own flavor – sabor
Words cannot do justice to Mexico’s sabor (flavor). Something so unique and so pervasive, so subtle and so striking can’t be found in any museum, beach, or ruin, and it certainly can’t be found in any guidebook, no matter how solid the research, evocative the prose, or keen the insight.

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 Eastern Cape by bike

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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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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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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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 Calle Pelegroso

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cruising the streets of Mazatlán’s ‘Centro Historico’
It’s true what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun. And that’s what we’ve been doing here. Having fun… again! This was our second winter in Mazatlán’s historic center – ‘Centro Historico’, and our accommodation was also on the same Pelegroso Street, just like previous year. The two months spent here went by in a flush!

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 Road to La Noria

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Winter Cycling in Mexico
What are you waiting for? Get away from Canadian winter and come to Mazatlán, Mexico. Enjoy the sun during the winter months riding your bicycle like I did for past two months. It is safe, fun and most importantly, it is not overly hot there at this time of a year.

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 Mazatlán’s beloved pulmonias

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By: Nancy Seeley

Celebrating 50 years – Mazatlán’s beloved pulmonias just keep on going
December 20 marked the golden anniversary of the first triumphant pulmonia ride through the city of Mazatlán streets in what was basically a steel-bodied golf cart with three wheels.

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 Mazatlán by bike

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Bike Touring is an amazing way to see Mazatlán
In my opinion biking is one of the nicest ways to experience Mazatlán’s famous promenade, also called malecón. That’s why my wife and I brought our road bikes aboard WestJet flight from Edmonton to Mazatlán. Whenever we travel, we are always looking for something little different in terms of exploring local life and we think bikes are perfect tools for that.

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 Mazatlán buses

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Boarding local Mazatlán buses for Mexicans is safe for gringos!
Many people have asked questions about taking the bus in Mexico. Is it safe? Is it reliable? Is it even half-comfortable? Well, it depends! This is what I have to say about buses in Mazatlán.

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 Stone Island

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Great beach day gateway from the city!
When in Mazatlan, you should not miss this trip. But do not take expensive tour offered by many Tour companies. It just isn’t necessary! You can easily do it on your own. Simply get to the ‘Embarcadero’ by foot or taxi. Don’t forget beach towels and swimming suits!

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 Old Mazatlán

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Exploring Old Mazatlán (Centro Historico)
It is true what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun. And that’s what we have here in Centro Historico area, or as they also call it Old Mazatlán. The average temperature hovers around 28 degrees Celsius; the sun shines every day and outdoors is the place to be.

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 Chichen Itza ruins

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Day trip to Chichen Itza & Valladolid, in Mexico.
While they are not in the Riviera Maya but a two and a half hours drive deep into the land of the Maya (and in the Yucatan State), the new world wonder of Chichen Itza and the beautiful town of Valladolid are worth a visit for everyone visiting Cancún or Mayan Riviera areas.

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 San Sebastian del Oeste

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Visiting another historical place in rural Mexico
You’ve probably already heard that San Sebastián del Oeste is an enchanting place.  Set deep in the Sierra Madre Occidental of western Mexico, this is the perfect place to experience the culture of a small Mexican pueblo.

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 Puebla to Oaxaca (via Tehuacan)

Traveling Mexico – on the road again

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Highway to Oaxaca
After spending two days in beautiful city of Puebla, we are on the road again. Today’s plan is to drive from Puebla de Zaragoza over the mountains to the capital city of the state Oaxaca that carries the same name: Oaxaca.

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 Monte Alban ruins, Oaxaca

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Off the beaten path in Oaxaca, Mexico
There are numerous attractions within a few miles of the city of Oaxaca.

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 Oaxaca City

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By: Zdenko Kahlina

Capital city of the state of Oaxaca
Finally we arrived in Oaxaca city. Immediately we got stuck in a hectic Oaxaca traffic. But I’m a fast learner, so I quickly managed to find a small street and bypass the problem on the main road. Still the area around Zocalo was very busy and parking was hard to find…

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 The Ladies of the Isthmus

Traveling Mexico

By: Mildred Boyd

The Ladies of the Isthmus
From Conquistadors armed with swords to present-day tourists armed only with cameras, male travelers to the Isthmus have written glowing reports of her. 

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 Hidden Worlds Cenotes park

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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 Mexico’s Garden of Eden

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

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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 Costa Chica

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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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