Montevideo, Uruguay

Photo: Rob Oo, Mural Montevideo is the capital, largest city, and chief port of Uruguay. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/pLAycKVYeBsnq3NK9 Natural WorldMontevideo is situated on the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata estuary. Photos WikipediaMontevideo Also see Planeta.com

Carson City, Nevada

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Carson City Carson City is the capital of Nevada, named after mountain man Kit Carson. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,274. The majority of the town’s population lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30 miles (50 …

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, …

Saint Petersburg

Graphic: Eric Fischer, Locals and Tourists Saint Petersburg is located on the Gulf of Finland coast and at the mouth of the Neva River, and is divided into 18 districts. Russia’s second largest city has a 2017 population of 5,281,579. Townspeople prefer to call their city Piter. Cultural WorldPetersburg is often called the cultural capital …

Los Angeles

Photo: Ron Reiring, Dodger Stadium Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ujeCRdse3jH5Tjo78 AppsShakeAlertLA Earthquake Early Warning Photos Nearby Parks Planeta.com

Morelia

Photo: Salvador, Morelia Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacán, México. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/q6y75YYwgH5arTTm9 HistoryFounded in 1541, the original name was that of ‘Valladolid’ as the Spanish Virrey Don Antonio de Mendoza christened after the city of the same name in Spain. Later it was renamed ‘Morelia’ as tribute to Mexico’s hero José María …

Cape Town

Bus Station Cape Town (Afrikaans: Stad Kaapstad; Xhosa: IsiXeko saseKapa) is the metropolitan municipality which governs the city and its suburbs. We’d like to explore this further: Cape Town is located on an underground river called Camissa, meaning ‘place of sweet waters.’ Natural WorldCape Town is famous for its harbor as well as landmarks Table Mountain and …

Cities Links

Photo: Vegas/Paris Links about cities presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe art of noticing: five ways to experience a city differentlyFour principles for the future of city streets – Mediumhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/video/postlive/transformers-cities-connecting-local-governments-with-citizens-and-their-cities/2017/11/14/596ef9ee-c956-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_video.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/03/which-worlds-most-biodiverse-city-extreme-citieshttps://theconversation.com/go-native-why-we-need-wildlife-allotments-to-bring-species-back-to-the-burbs-69631http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/06/14/how-can-we-engage-residents-to-conserve-urban-biodiversity-talk-to-themhttp://www.accorhotels-group.com/en/news/urban-ecotourism-greening-cities.htmlhttp://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parkshttp://news.wtmlondon.com/blog/responsible-tourism/how-can-cities-meet-the-needs-of-locals-and-touristshttp://safecities.economist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EIU_Safe_Cities_Index_2015_white_paper-1.pdf (PDF)The 10 worst city tourism videosThe Rise of the ‘Free’ City Tour – @vickybakerThe secrets of the world’s happiest citiesHow well do cities use the …

Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep, meaning “city of angels.” Headlineshttps://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1874084/the-early-bird-has-made-his-last-flightBangkok’s Khao San Road is getting a US$1.6 million makeover to clean up backpacker ghettohttp://www.paperplanesblog.com/bangkok-protests-informationhttp://bangkok.coconuts.co/2013/06/15/first-asia-airbnb-launches-neighborhoods-feature-bangkokhttp://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2015/05/23/innovative-indian-restaurant-bangkok/gW2N7VMyahH1lmbaUQIOxJ/story.html Newsbangkokpost.com Elsewhere on the …

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 …