Toluca

Photo: Lucy Nieto, Cosmovitral Toluca is the capital of Mexico State (Estado de México). At 2,663 meters (8,737 feet), Toluca is the country’s highest city and boasts a view of Nevado de Toluca Volcano. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/gkpAPxznW23nANpu7 Toluca is an industrial city with a number of local charms. Attractions include the cathedral, built at the end …

Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) Links

Auckland Coat of Arms Links related to Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow Auckland museum is unpacking centuries of colonial legacy and indigenising itselfZip line Eden Park’s newest addition and a thrilling rideAucklanders, what do you want from your city?Auckland is a biodiversity paradiseVolcanic cones regain Māori names36 Hours in Auckland, New …

Wellington, New Zealand

Photo: Stuart Baird New Zealand (Aotearoa) – In the Māori language Wellington is known as Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wikipedia). Located in the geographic center of the country at the southern end of the the country, Wellington is the capital and the country’s second largest city. Wellington’s downtown is only two kilometers in length and it’s easy …

Las Vegas Monorail

Photo: Sahara Station The Las Vegas Monorail – lvmonorail.com – provides a quick and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to world-class restaurants, shows, shops, day/nightclubs, spas, hotels, and casinos. Trains arrive every 4-8 minutes at each of the 7 stations. Key [email protected] HeadlinesLas Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Acquires Assets of …

Melbourne Links

Melbourne flag What would locals like visitors to know about Melbourne, Australia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Current TimeIf it is 4pm in Melbourne, what time is it elsewhere? Green Housethegreenhousemelbourne.com.auGreen House Effect – The MonthlyJoost Bakker’s All-New Greenhouse Is a Blueprint for the House of the Future – Broadsheet Lighter Footprintshttps://lighterfootprints.orghttps://www.facebook.com/LighterFootprintsMelbournehttps://twitter.com/LiteFootPrints …

Antigua, Guatemala

Photo: Michael Swiggart Antigua, the capital of Guatemala, was founded in the early 16th century. Built 1,500 m above sea-level, in an earthquake-prone region, it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773 but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. In the space of under three centuries the city, which was built on …

Houston

Photo: Pinke, Skyline Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the fourth most populous city in the United States. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Caxgh2VoaDXsYvXy7 Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Houston? HistoryHouston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen’s Landing) and incorporated as a …

Mexico City’s Historic Center

Photo: Regia, Calle Donceles Spotlight on the historic center of Mexico City Google Maps Where to eatLos Girasoles, Tacuba #8A. Adjacent to the National Art Museum and the Carlos IV statue, this restaurant offers a new take a traditional cuisine. Valet parking is available. La Casa de las Sirenas, Republica de Guatemala #32. Restaurant and …