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 Conquering Sierra Madre del Sur

Top rides – Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains by bike!
This winter I Climbed the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains in Mexico on my bike! It was 20 (!) kilometers all uphill! That day, that ride… that weather… it was all unforgettable! But if someone asks me to do it again I would do it in a flush!!

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 Alberta Badlands

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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 A room with the view of paradise!

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Princess Mayev hotel in Huatulco: Cheap and Easy Getaway
We booked our stay at the Princess Mayev hotel in Chahue area, Huatulco (Bahia de Santa Cruz). This area is very close to the small town of Santa Cruz and La Crucecita. It is also very close to the Chahue beach, Marina Chahue and Santa Cruz beach. Nearby, but not on a walking distance, are La Entrega and Margue beaches.

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 Huatulco Sunbirds

Travel Mexico

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Self-Guided Getaways for snowbirds in Mexico
It is winter time in Canada and it’s the time to escape Canadian cold and time for some snowbirding… or maybe I should call it ‘sunbirding’. Vera and I love to travel and dislike winters and cold weather. Ideal combination to hit the road… and travel!

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 Discovering Banff

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Town of Banff, can be a destination in itself.
My wife and I went to Banff last spring just to spend one weekend away from the big city. I wanted to share our experience and our likes and dislikes (not many!) from our trip. Here goes…

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 Inca Empire – LIMA

Travel Peru

By: Diana Zlamalik

Diana traveled through Peru and this is her diary… 15 days Lima to La Paz
Cuzco, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Tiahuanaco… A full 2 week exploration of Peruvian and Bolivian highlights. Come experience the magic of the Inca Empire’s fascinating culture and archaeology.

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 Voyage to the Falls

Travel Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Horseshoe Falls Day Tour from Campbellville
Niagara Falls is one of the best falls in the world, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are amazing and definitely worth the visit.

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 Edmonton Lovable City

Travel Alberta

By: Bruce Northam

A Cultural City with a Lovable Split-Personality
The U.S.-Canada border, the longest unprotected border in the world, sees 500,000 daily crossings. Our relationship with Canada defines ally. While most Americans are familiar with Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, their sleeping gem, Edmonton, is starting to get the attention it deserves.

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 Wandering Albania

Leisure Cycling

Sastavila: Snežana Radojičić

First Kilometers in Albania
We were excited about crossing into Albania as if we were crossing into another world. The first sights greeting us along the Bojana river coast were an absolute contrast to the bling and opulence of the Montenegrin coast that we had left behind. Driving towards Skadar through Albanian villages and small towns we were struck by poverty – ugly, dirty, smelly poverty, the kind you would expect to see in Africa or Asian countries, but not in Europe.

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 Circle the Rockies

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Canadian Rockies: Alberta’s tourist biggest attraction
When I was reminded about some of Alberta’s tourist biggest attractions this spring, I got myself thinking about what impressed me the most on travels here. I’ve been lucky as I managed to make many holiday trips and half a dozen working ones all over Alberta. But what about first-time visitors, or ones who’ve maybe driven the Trans Canada and had little time for much else? Here is one trip I think they should put on their must-do list.

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 Vacation under the stars

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Vacation under the stars – Camping in the Rockies!
Are you a Canadian who’s never seen their own country!? Do you hail from outside of Canada, and have always wanted to visit the great-white north!? There is nothing more Canadian than camping… sleeping in a tent, small van or a big RV… it is all about spending time around a campfire in the great outdoors.

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 City of Mangos

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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 Wet and wild Rafting Adventure

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

White Water Rafting on Sarapiquí River
While vacationing in Costa Rica our group of five (four ladies and one lucky guy: me!) went on several excursions. One of them was White Water Rafting on Río Sarapiquí River. Heart-pumping rafting from the town of San Miguel (La Virgen section)!

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 Sleeping at the foot of volcano

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Arenal-Fortuna… The Absolute Destination In Costa Rica!
In Costa Rica you can find a big number of places to visit, those are usually divided by tourist regions; among the most popular are Monteverde, Manuel Antonio and La Fortuna. This time let´s focus on La Fortuna – Arenal area, because this is where our group decided to go.

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 The Congo Trail Canopy Tour

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Don’t leave Costa Rica without visiting the Congo Trail!
Two things most people want to do the when they come to Costa Rica: Zip lining and play with monkeys. If they don’t get to see the monkeys, they at least want to do the zip lining.

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 Why Try America?

Travel USA

Source: Zablogreb, By Cody

Why Try America?
Even though I’ve expatriated myself to Croatia, I am still an American. And despite my frequent negativity about the US, there are lot of things I love and miss about my native land. Much of this is tainted by Diasporic nostalgia and aging.

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 Costa Rica by bike

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Have bike, will travel… Zdenko hits the road in Costa Rica!
This year we went to visit Costa Rica for the first time. Visiting Costa Rica is like nowhere else in the tropical Americas. I had an awesome road biking holiday there in a vibrant and fertile Central American paradise, blessed with a pleasant and hot tropical climate and an abundance of natural beauty.

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 Stunning Guanacaste!

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Pura Vida, Costa Rica – Three weeks of Costa Rica!
The tranquil beach of Ocotal is situated in Costa Rica’s stunning Guanacaste province on the northern Pacific coast. It was perfect place to spend three weeks in warm climate and escape -30 degrees temperatures in Canada. I should also mention I was there in March, with FOUR beautiful ladies who really took good care of me!!

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 Beaches of Oaxaca

Traveling Mexico

Source: Own Mexico portal

Spoiled by Oaxaca Coast
You will be spoiled with an abundance of things to do and see along the Oaxaca coast. There are so many beaches to explore, each with it’s own personality and charm. From Huatulco to Puerto Escondido, be amazed at the fascinating eco-tourism, beautiful landscape, delicious and fresh seafood, and warm Mexican culture the Oaxaca coast has to offer. Let’s take a tour…

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 Highway to Heaven

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Driving the Car from Calgary to Banff.
The drive from Calgary to Banff is just a feast for the eyes. There is nothing quite like watching the Rocky Mountains unfold in front of you as the light fades. I believe it is something everyone should witness at least once in their life.

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 There’s no place like home

Edmonton life

By: Terence Harding, Sarah O’Donnell

Why we moved to Edmonton and why we’ll stay.
Nearly 82,000 more people called Edmonton home in 2011 than in 2006, Statistics Canada says. Journal reporter Sarah O’Donnell and Metro reporter Terence Harding chatted with a few of those new arrivals about why they made the move and why they have stayed.

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 Kootenay Rockies a little piece of heaven

Travel Canada

By: Tracy McLaughlin

Wings over the Rockies to British Columbia
TAMARACK TRAIL, B.C. — You can almost hear angels sing as you climb any summit on trails near the resort town of Fernie in the Kootenay Mountains.

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 Kowloon Walled City

World Travel

By: Pamela Owen

Inside the Kowloon Walled City where 50,000 residents eked out a grimy living in the most densely populated place on earth.
Once thought to be the most densely populated place on Earth, with 50,000 people crammed into only a few blocks, these fascinating pictures give a rare insight into the lives of those who lived Kowloon Walled City.

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 Gas Stations of the 1920’s

Retrospective

Source: Internet

USA Gas Stations in the early 1920’s
When Service Stations were Service Stations and did more then just pump gas And Car Dealers did more then Just Sell Cars.

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 Vegas by bike

Top rides

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Bicycling in Las Vegas
Ah, Las Vegas… the city where dreams come true. Admittedly when I was thinking of Vegas my first thoughts were of slot machines, hot weather, desert, exotic clubs and empty bank accounts. Cycling definitely wasn’t first on my mind.

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