Pretoria and greater Tshwane

Photo: Flow Communications, Jacarandas (Some rights reserved) This week: Simulated journey to Pretoria and greater Tshwane. Suggestions welcome. We are highlighting, embedding, and sharing links found via deep social web dives on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube. What would locals like others know about this part of South Africa? Any recommendations for visitors this week …

Gallup = Naʼnízhoozhí

Photo: Ernest John Mural (Some rights reserved) Gallup (Naʼnízhoozhí) was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad. This WeekCreated in 1921, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial – gallupintertribalceremonial.com – is the longest-running, Native American Art Show in the country. The …

Vegas Eastside

Photo: Sam Boyd Stadium (Some rights reserved) UNLV: The Eastside is the area of the valley from east of Las Vegas Boulevard to the neighborhoods that run parallel to Bonanza, right up to where the city kisses Sunrise Mountain. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/KHn9jJdk6ov9quMQ9 Our Future East Las Vegaslasvegasnevada.govktnv.com Elsewheretrulia.comnextdoor.com WikipediaWhitney, Nevada Planeta

Favorite People and Places in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Museum (some rights reserved) Favorite places in Las Vegas? I have a few faves, mostly family-friendly and inspired: RTC Bikeshare Sunset Viewing Area Clark County Wetlands Park Community Healing Garden Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace Neon Museum Old Fort Museum Clark County Museum Pinball Hall of Fame Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Vegas …

Albuquerque = Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil

Photo: josephmccowie, Rainbow (Some rights reserved) Albuquerque (Diné: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil) is the most populous city in New Mexico and is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains along the banks of the Rio Grande River. It is 64 miles (100 kilometers) south of state capital Santa Fe. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/mhnCSo85MuvxVMGa8 Favorite PlacesFrontier Restaurant, an Albuquerque …

Austin Links

Austin Flag What would locals like others know about Austin, Texas? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesSupremely Popular Radio Personality John Aielli Has DiedEast Austin neighborhood celebrates completion of 900-foot-long muralHere’s what Austin’s subway stations could look like – KUTWhat’s the story of Austin’s Treaty Oak?Who maintains and decorates the teeny-tiny traffic …

Perth

Photo: Mark Pegrum, City Beach (Some rights reserved) Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in Australia. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/XVeLhtS68XAH9EzbA 2020February 7-March 1 – Perth Festival acknowledges the Noongar people who remain the spiritual and cultural birdiyangara of this kwobidak boodjar.perthfestival.com.au – @perthfestperth-festival-review-week-of-indigenous-art-theatre-culture/11967498 Natural WorldThe Swan River estuary flows through the city. The …

Mérida, Yucatán

Photo: Traveis, Green, White, Red (Some rights reserved) Mérida, the state capital of Yucatán is a fantastic hub for slow, cultural and natural adventures in México. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QAbK3ucCy9jKm9PC7 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 …

Amsterdam

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Night (Some rights reserved) While Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherands, the seat of government is the Hague and the provincial capital is Haarlem. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wMjXkRbfXBNbt8Uv7 2025 In 2025 #Amsterdam will celebrate its 750th anniversary. The perfect moment to join the family of National Park Cities and act together with other …

San Antonio Links

San Antonio Flag What would locals like others know about San Antonio? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘Tentacles’ of redlining continue to grip upward mobility in San Antonio – @MaddySkyeIs It Time for San Antonio’s Fiesta to Secede from San Jacinto? A Modest ProposalWhy Are There So Many Bats At Spurs Games? …