Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Plaza de la Soledad. Notice the Guelaguetza textiles and tiliches of Putla de Guerrero Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April …

Cleveland, Ohio

Photo: Parker B Lewis Building Wikipedia: Cleveland is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as …

Mérida, Yucatán

Photo: City Park Mérida, the state capital of Yucatán is a terrific hub for natural and cultural adventures. Despite its tropical atmosphere, Mérida is actually located north of Mexico City (20° 58′ 12″ N compared to 19° 26′ 0″ N). The city is a gateway to the Celestún Biosphere Reserve. Explore the surrounding countryside if …

New York City

Photo: New York City Department of Transportation, Asphalt Art Activations (2021) “Rice Terraces” by Dasic Fernandez New York is the most populous city in the United States. Some history. The word “Manhattan” has been translated as “island of many hills” from the Lenape language Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/JoAWwgUHGKoELMsH8 City Parkspeoplemakeparks.org Photos Embedded Tweets WikipediaRoosevelt IslandLong Island City …

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Felicidades What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? In 2021 we are talking with friends including Marlene Ehrenberg about the revitalization of the formal ecological park. Our major request is that the park develop its own website, Facebook …

Fuzhou

Photo: Gary Todd, Approach Fuzhou – literally the ‘auspicious settlement’ – is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, China. The city hosts a unique hybrid event, the 44th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Fuzhou? Are there any Creative Commons-licensed photos …

Urban Ecotourism

Photo: Wetlands Park (Las Vegas) Urban ecotourism = Ecotourism in cities Also see: Shēngtài Lǚyóu = Ecology Tourism HeadlinesWild urban spaces: Rethinking ecotourism as a mass tourism product – Sudipta K Sarkar WikipediaUrban ecotourism Conference Planeta.com

Beijing

Photo: Mark, Pegrum, Bird’s Nest Spotlight on Beijing (北京市), China Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/VCcGKa3wubXsH75o9 TimeCurrent time in Beijing Birdingbirdingbeijing.com – @BirdingBeijing FlickrBeijing Community World HeritageBeijing Central Axis seeks to become World Heritage Site before 2035 – Global Times Features Planeta.com

San Antonio Links

San Antonio Flag What would locals like visitors to know about San Antonio? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesIs It Time for San Antonio’s Fiesta to Secede from San Jacinto? A Modest ProposalWhy Are There So Many Bats At Spurs Games? – 538How Julián Castro Bet on 4-Year-Olds to Transform San Antonio …

Mexico City’s Alameda Park

Photo: Tom Buckley, Policia Charra Publisher’s note – This feature was last updated in the early 2008. Major update soon. Google Maps Visitors are frequently surprised by the greenery in Alameda Park, one of the finest and most storied city parks in the world. Cottonwood trees (alamos) were planted in the late 1500s and these …