Paris

Photo: The Climate Group, Paris Paris is the capital city of France. GEOGRAPHY Paris is located on the Seine River. Cultural World The city hosts numerous iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe among its many attractions, along with world famous institutions such as the Louvre …

Chicago

The name Chicago is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, translated as “wild onion” or “wild garlic”, from the Miami-Illinois language. Wiki Chicago   Climate Change The City of Chicago wishes to acknowledge and attribute this information to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for the …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla The city of Puebla (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 crafts. HISTORY Founded in 1531 …

Tlaxcala City

Photo: Dinesh Rao, Meeting Located at the foot of La Malinche volcano, Tlaxcala City is the capital of the state of Tlaxcala. Tlaxcala City is a colonial gem. The Plaza de la Constitución, also known as the Zócalo, boasts several impressive colonial buildings, including the sixteenth-century Government Palace which features colorful twentieth-century murals and the …

Austin

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Barton Springs Austin is the capital of Texas. The University of Texas (UT) includes a presidential library and important collections of art. PARKS There is a hike-and-bike trail near Town Lake. GROWTH Austin grew by 41% in the 1990s and passed the half-million population mark. TRANSPORTATION There are frequent buses and flights …

San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas Current time in San Antonio Quotes We are all members of one community and we have a common goal … improving the economic and social conditions of our city and making it a more desirable place in which to live. Photos Planeta.com Texas

Montevideo

Montevideo is the capital, largest city, and chief port of Uruguay. Natural World Montevideo is located in the south of the country, at the northern mouth of the Río de la Plata (River Plate) estuary. Wiki Montevideo Planeta.com Uruguay

Cusco

Cusco is located near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. VISITING? LOCATION – TRANSPORTATION – The airport is at the edge of the city. There are daily internal flights to and from Lima, Arequipa and small jungle airstrips in the Amazon. Cusco is connected …

Lima

Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. With a population of more than 8 million, Lima is located in a desert region, hemmed in between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. It hardly ever rains, but cold Ocean currents push moisture over the desert, which gets blocked by the mountains, so overcast …