Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/ihumatao Indigenous ConnectionsTamaki Makaurau, the original Māori …

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 …

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 …

Indianapolis

Photo: Eric Fischer Spotlight on Indianapolis, Indiana, the circle city Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EgV2rUX3Cqd8RePr7 HeadlinesStaff Best Things: Best tree to sit under and contemplate your dharmaIndianapolis church places Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus inside cage to protest Trump immigration policies – The Hill MuseumsRay Bradbury’s OfficeChildren’s Museum Elsewhere on the Webhuniindy.orgIndianapolisCurrent time in Indianapolisvisitindy.com – @VisitIndyhttp://www.1070thefan.com/listenhttp://skift.com/2013/07/05/indianapolis-spends-6m-to-become-a-cricket-centerfreewheelinbikes.orgHoosier Mountain Bike …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

Mexico City

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Consume Local Mexico City (Ciudad de México) is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. Also beloved as the Distrito Federal, DF, and CDMX, the metropolus has an elevation of 2,240 meters or 7,350 feet). This is the political hub of Mexico. Cultural and historic landmarks are concentrated here. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QEVpGpf8shMWmwXn7 …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla Puebla City (Ciudad de Puebla de Zaragoza) (elevation: 2,160 meters or 7,085 feet) is the capital of the state of Puebla and the fourth largest city in Mexico. Puebla is a modern city with rich history and beauty. The city is justly famous for its colonial architecture, gastronomy, and folk art. …

Prague

Photo: Nan Palmero, Gulliver Zepplin at Submarine Cables at Dox Museum Prague Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/CGctVPUxXZfyaAM98 HeadlinesOvertourism in Prague: Ideas for post-coronavirus times? – DW ‘I’m a stranger in my own city’: Prague takes on Airbnb to dam flood of tourists – Guardian RailwayPraha hlavní nádraží …

Madrid

Photo: Santiago Lopez-Pastor, Bulevar de la Naturaleza Madrid is the capital of Spain. What would locals like visitors to know about the city? Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps Natural worldMadrid is located on the Manzanares River. Madrid has a number of city parks, including Parque del Buen Retiro located downtown and near the Prado Museum. Once outside Madrid, …

Adelaide Links

Adelaide Flag Links related to Adelaide, South Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: TimeCurrent local time in Adelaide HeadlinesGlenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta officially proclaimedAdelaide’s infamous cock-ups: The lasting legacy of big decisions in the City of Churcheshttp://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/tripadvisor-tourist-reviews-of-adelaide-lash-some-of-the-citys-most-popular-attractions/news-story/f82d8e2e74e13bbc67e0ae1c0f0b6c8chttp://indaily.com.au/business/media-week/2016/02/19/adelaide-uni-cuts-radio-adelaide-free – @UniofAdelaide @radioadelaideOld ‘red hen’ trains back on the rails in Adelaide13 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t …