Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Teatro Alcalá 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 25, 2032 Oaxaca City celebrates its 500th anniversary. Before that, we are updating …

Quito, Ecuador

Photo: Ron Mader, City Park (some rights reserved) Ecuador – Quito is one of the few cities to experience four seasons nearly every day of the year. Also, its high altitude and sunny disposition make it a spirited place to live and visit. Hashtags: #QuitoGrandeOtraVez According to the historian Juan Paz y Miño, Quito comes …

Cities Links

Photo: Vegas/Paris What would those in the know like others know about cities? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow cities will fossilise – BBCRewilding our cities: beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement – Guardian – @amanda_sturgeon“Megacities” on the rise – AxiosThe art of noticing: five ways to experience a city differentlyFour …

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 …

Barcelona Links

Barcelona Flag What would locals like others know about Barcelona? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlineshttp://www.totemtourism.com/this-weeks-news-and-views/barcelonas-new-mayor-to-curb-unsustainable-tourismhttp://thebreathingforest.com/guide-to-barcelonaThe Battle of Barcelona: Pissed Off Residents Vs Drunk, Naked Tourists – @SamShepEdwardshttp://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/an-architectural-tour-of-the-sagrada-familia/6361664Naked Italians Spark Protestshttp://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/02/16-maps-that-explain-barcelona/385117http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/04/tourism-ruining-barcelona/8918http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/travel/travel_to_eat/cooking-schools-and-markets-in-barcelona-spain.shtmlVecinos de lugares turísticos narran cómo les afecta vivir rodeados de turistas en verano CineIndifest, el Festival de Cinema Indígena de Barcelonaindifest.org …

Mexico City’s National Anthropology Museum

Twiter One of our fave museos: National Anthropology Museum (Museo Nacional de Antropología) in Mexico City. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm. Mask mandate and max capacity: 1,000 people per day. Anniversary celebration on September 17. Key Linksmna.inah.gob.mxGeneral information (Español)Current [email protected]_inah Questions How has COVID19 changed the museum experience for staff and visitors? = ¿Cómo ha …

Cusco, Perú

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Calles The city of Cusco, Perú (altitude: 3,400 meters) is modern, Indigenous, and proud of its roots. Google Maps Background Cusco is located near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. Cusco was the capital of the Inca empire and as such it houses countless archaeological monuments. It was …

Saltillo

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Saltillo The state capital of Coahuila, Saltillo (elevation: 1,600 meters) has preserved more of the hallmarks of its colonial past. Google Maps Natural WorldEl Cerro del Pueblo overlooks the city. Due to its higher elevation, the city is much cooler and drier than nearby Monterrey. Desert MuseumThe Chihuahuan Desert takes …

Bogotá

Photo: Pedro Szekely, View of Bogota from La Candelaria Spotlight on Colombia’s capital, and largest city, Bogotá. Bogotá sits approximately 8,660 feet (2,640 meters) above the sea level in the Andean Highlands. Bogotá has developed a rapid transit system and encourages eco-friendly modes of transport. It now boasts Latin America’s largest network of bicycle paths …