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 The El Arco

Travel Mexico

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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 San Jose del Cabo by foot

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Welcome to paradise!
Here we are… in Mexico again. This time we are in Baja California and old town of San Jose del Cabo. We wake up with the sound of birds singing in the cactus garden, and another warm and sunny day in front of us. If this is not paradise I don’t know what it is! At home in Edmonton it is snowing and my son is shoveling the snow (I hope he does it!). Just thinking about it makes us to appreciate this weather even more.

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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

Travel Mexico

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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 Heroic Puebla de Zaragoza

One day in the City of Puebla

By: Zdenko Kahlina

So, our second day in Mexico started fairly peaceful with waking up, a shower, a breakfast in the hotel and walking couple of blocks to the centre, or how it’s called here: zocalo. Today our plan was to spend the day walking around the old city center, visit the cathedral and appreciate colonial architecture. We also wanted to visit the convent of Santa Clara, where one of the most famous gourmet dishes in Mexico was invented: Mole Poblano.

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 Away we go… to Mexico

Mexico City to Puebla

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Rental car tour of Mexico – Hola Amigos!
Well after several months of preparation, three weeks on the road in Mexico and bumping ourselves over way too many “topes” – I’m happy to report we’ve made it back home safe and sound.

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 MEXICO USEFUL TRAVEL TIPS

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

THINGS TO KNOW IN MEXICO (Cancun area)
here I will mention several useful tips for tourists (Canadians) to follow when in Mexico.

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 Chilling in Acapulco

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Our Mexico adventure continues on the road from Escondido to Acapulco
Two days stay in Puerto Escondido has come to an end and we are again moving closer to the end of this Mexico adventure. Today we are moving from Escondido to Acapulco, which is about 413 km on highway 200.

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 Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Vanquishing the winter blues
From Huatulco to Pochutla takes about one hour and to Puerto Escondido another hour. We made a turn to visit Mazunte, beach town, just off of the main highway.

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 Crossing Sierra Madre del Sur

Driving from Oaxaca to Huatulco (Hwy 175)

By: Zdenko Kahlina

If you’re not travelling, you’re not living!
It was time to hit the road again. We were ready to move on, after two very busy days in Oaxaca (see my previous blog). After some thought about which road to use, we finally decided to use highway 175 from Oaxaca City and drive across the mountains to our destination Huatulco. This road is also called the “vomit” road. Soon we’ll discover why… lol!

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 Valladolid – Mexico autentico

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Day trip to Chichen Itza & Valladolid.
While they are not in the Riviera Maya but an hour and a half drive trip 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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 Tulum ruins

Traveling Mexico – Yucatan

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Location: Yucatan peninsula, Quintana Roo.
Tulum Mexico is the combination of beach (coastline), archeological zone (Mayan ruins), and town (pueblo). You could say that there are three distinct zones making up what people commonly refer to as Tulum.

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 Cobá ruins

Traveling Mexico

By Zdenko Kahlina

Mayan Ruins of Coba: archaeological park in Quintana Roo state, on Yucatan peninsula, in Mexico.
Cobá was an ancient sacred Mayan city and a major trading center between the years 500 to 900 AD.

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 Puebla: visiting Cholula

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Cholula is a small ancient town just outside of Puebla, which dates from the 2 century BC, with it’s main attraction “the great pyramid of Cholula” and the “The Roman Catholic church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios”.

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 Mitla ruins, Oaxaca

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Lesser Traveled Places of Oaxaca, Mexico
After spending half a day visiting Monte Alban, in the afternoon we took our car and ventured east of the city to visit Mitla ruins. The sleepy village of Mitla lies about 40 kilometers to the east of Oaxaca City along the highway 190.

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 Autopista del Sol

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Last stage: Acapulco – Mexico City
There is no railroad to Mexico City from Acapulco and consequently the only way to get there is either by private automobile or by bus via Taxco. The highway connecting Acapulco via Taxco, to Mexico City – the “Autopista del Sol” – is one of Mexico’s best and it’s most expensive toll-road.

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 Let’s Go2 MEXICO

Buena Vista Journey

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Rental car tour of Mexico – Itinerary (Dec 1 – Dec 20, 2010)

Before Christmas season “officially” begins, Mexicans join together for festivities of the “Lady of Guadalupe”, on December 12. Two weeks of festivities is a good reason for us to plan for another trip to visit this warm country, where snow is called “white stuff” for the luck of understanding what snow really is!

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 In Playa Del Carmen again!

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Have you discovered haven yet? I did… it’s Playa del Carmen!
In February 2008 Vera and her friend Visnja, who lives in Switzerland (Basel) made plans to spend two weeks in Playa del Carmen, on Mayan Riviera. Visnja’s friend Elizabeth and I went along too.

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 Mexico, Puerto Vallarta 2006

Traveling Mexico

By Zdenko Kahlina

Although Vera and I certainly would have enjoyed staying in any of the “All inclusive” hotels in the Puerto Vallarta Marina district or Nuevo Vallarta, we don’t travel to hang out with people like ourselves.  We are more interested in getting tastes of local cultures.  We ask every local we meet where they eat out with their families, where they shop and where they swim. For these reasons we decided to stay in the “Old Town” rather than tourist zone in Puerto Vallarta.

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 Playa del Carmen

Traveling Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

We were in Playa del Carmen from Dec 10 – Dec 20, 2004
My wife and I just came back from our vacation in Playa del Carmen. We spent 10 days on the Mayan Riviera. We stayed at the small hotel called “Colibri” in the core of Playa, near the “Blue Parrot” hotel on the main beach. Playa is growing fast. I wonder if it will retain its small town charm.

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 Mexico, General info – Part 1.

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

A Champagne Vacation On a Beer Budget
This is a story of my personal experiences traveling through Mexico. What a shame most people only know Mexico by the “all inclusive resorts” or worse, the bordering towns with USA. We found places in Mexico, away from touristy paths, to be refreshingly cultured and very friendly!

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