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 The Real Oahu

World Travel

Source: WestWorld, By: Jim Sutherland

Authentic Hawaii beckons just beyond Honolulu’s tiki glare
There’s irony afoot in Hawaii, except don’t look for it in the tiki bars. It lies in the popular perception of Oahu as the “touristy” island. But the reality is as different as Five-O and Hang 10. Outside Honolulu, residents of Oahu have actively resisted turning over too much of their home to outsiders.

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 Christmas Trees

Christmas traditions

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Christmas celebrations all over the world
In various parts of the world Christmas is celebrated differently, but the Christmas tree in some form or fashion is quite popular; examining differences and similarities.

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 Beolgyo, South Korea

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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 Valentine’s Day in Canada

Love is in the air

Source: Timeanddate.com

Quick Facts
On Valentine’s Day, people pronounce or re-affirm their feelings of romantic love for someone, often by sending cards or giving gifts.

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 TRAVEL TIPS

World Traveling

Source: Reader’s Digest Canada

Top 10 most expensive travel mistakes
Save money on your next vacation by avoiding these costly (and common) travel mistakes.

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 Through Ex-Yugoslavia

Top Rides

By: Snežana Radojičić

Pedaling across the world: Burek, potato pie and brandy
After entering Serbia the first thing we established as a tradition and a certain morning ritual was to get some burek and yogurt. Regardless of where we spent the night, in the morning we would go to the first town to find a bakery, even if it meant that we will have to ride hungry for an hour or longer. Me as an old, and Bryan as a new burek-lover never even thought of getting any snack before then – it was either burek with yogurt or nothing!

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 Detroit Salt

World Travel

Source: SlipTalk

Not Many People Know About The City 1200 Feet Below Detroit. This Place Is Unbelievable.
It’s no secret that Detroit has been hit very hard by the recession. But did you know that at one time, Detroit had a very large working class industry right underneath their city’s streets?

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 Chinese Food

World travel – Food

By: Dumneazu

Signs of Spring: Chinese Food!
Obviously, March is not a month that inspires an awful lot of comment. Now, February… that’s what I call a month! Stepping out of our building we saw the first of spring’s kolbasz buds on a tree in the back yard. Really…

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 Belfountain, Ontario

Travel Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Visiting Mississauga, Ontario 
During my recent visit to a friend who lives in Mississauga (Ontario), I wanted to explore the area local cyclists are using for their training rides. I asked my friend (an excellent cyclist) for advice and he suggested I should go towards hamlet of Belfountain and beautiful surrounding Caledon hills, just north of the city.

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 A stroll through Katoomba

Australia travel

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Blue Mountains Australia – New South Wales Travel
We went to the Blue Mountains on our first trip to Sydney, Australia. It was impossible to miss the Blue Mountains main destination: town of Katoomba. Though the weather didn’t fully cooperate, we had a great time, because our friends who live in Sydney were good guides. They’ve been there before…

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 Blue Mountains

Australia travel

By: Zdenko Kahlina

A pleasant city escape into the Blue Mountains
When in Sydney, the Blue Mountains are worth the trip. They are absolutely stunning! It was one of the highlights of our trip. We only had one day to make this trip, but it was enough, for a quick visit.

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 Soggy Gold Coast

Australia travel

By: Zdenko Kahlina

SHOCK, HORROR!!! It rained on the Gold Coast!
Imagine this, we just traveled across half of the world, from Canada to Australia, expecting to enjoy Australian summer and hot days. I have packed sun protection in my suitcase, only to arrive at Gold Coast in January for five days and it rained ALL the time.

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 Breathtaking sunsets in Tamarindo

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Traveling from Alajuela to Tamarindo
Vera and I left hotel ‘Vida Tropical’ in Alajuela in the morning. We packed our luggage in the car and left Alajuela without any rush. We had the whole day in front of us for the 245 km long road trip to our predetermined destination – small beach town of Tamarindo, on the Pacific Ocean.

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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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 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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 Liberia horse parade

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Off the beaten path in Costa Rica: Liberia’s Fiestas Civicas
During our vacation in Costa Rica, to my utter joy Vera and I stumbled upon the Horse Parade in Liberia, Costa Rica. I always loved horses and to be able to watch them in a parade was awesome! At least 200 horses (and riders) were in attendance. These horses and their pretty rancheras gave me goose bumps!

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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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 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

5th Anniversary

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Dear visitors, ‘Zdenko’s corner’ blog is celebrating 5th Anniversary!
I have now been writing on this web site for almost five years. How time flies! Sometimes it feels like just yesterday that I started tinkering with blog stories. Other times it feels like I’ve been a blogger forever!

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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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 Real Havana

Traveling Cuba

By Mateo Radford

An alumnus shows us an insider’s view of the Cuban capital
The Malecón is the magnet. For Cubans of all ages, shapes and sizes, this cement promenade in downtown Havana serves not only as a seawall against the pounding surf, but as a place to congregate and ponder the quixotic realities of modern Cuba.

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 Unionville, Markham (Ontario)

Traveling Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina
Welcome to the Unionville (Markham, Ontario)
While I was in Toronto on a business trip few weeks ago, one day I had few extra hours to do my own thing and was thinking what should I do?

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 The Brazilian Beaches

World traveling

Source: Skyscrapercity.com
Images hosted on flickr

Just my cup of tea – é minha praia!
With more beaches than you can shake your bikini at, we enrolled some expert help to cherry pick Brazil’s best, for golden sands, azure seas and that extra wow factor…

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