Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

Photo: Centro February 21, 1978 was a landmark day in Mexico City. A ditch digger struck something with his shovel. Scraping the dirt away, construction workers noticed it was an unusual sculpture. Work stopped at the corner of Guatemala and Argentina. Archaeologists were summoned. The carved stone disk had been uncovered that depicted the dismembered …

Responsible Travel Week 2020

Poster: Zion Narrows Please speak with Planeta.com host Ron Mader if you would like to actively participate in this global conversation. Volunteers requested for testing our video chats, first privately and then publicly. Invitation We invite friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel Week, February 10-16. 90% of the conversation takes place online, …

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. Natural World …

Mexico Roadtrip

Photo: AAA Mexico Map Road trip! Preparing the next roadtrip from Austin to Guadalajara with a side trip to Mexico City. This is a whirlwind adventure in November, not as slowly as the tortoise prefers to travel, but with time for reflection and meetups with old friends and new discovering new places and faces. Driving …

Guadalajara, Jalisco

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Sunset Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco, and is Mexico’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of wealthiest urban centers in Latin America. Those who love Guadalajara say it embodies nothing less than the soul of the nation. Guadalajara is home to mariachis and the charro tradition, …

Tamales

Photo: Biulú What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using corn mixture to envelop goodness of meaty and vegy varieties. These are wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves and then steamed. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (beans), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Pacific coast of …

Travel Notebook

Photo: Subaru Aquarium From our growing collection of notebooks, collections of fave quotes: Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me. – Katherine Mansfield A lot of tourists have a consumer attitude — what can I …

Mexico Mercados

Photo: Guadalajara, Mercado Libertad (Mercado San Juan de Dios) Mexico’s markets are among the finest in the world. Traditional markets link the present with the past and hopefully the future. A friend leads first-time visitors through Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum in Chapultepec Park. He purposefully stops at the maquetas (models) that depict markets held in …

New Zealand’s National Digital Forum 2019

Hashtags Wellington, New Zealand – The National Digital Forum – ndf.org.nz – hosts its annual conference November 18-20, 2019. Hashtag: #NDFNZ Key Links ndf.org.nz programme ndf-this-year ndf-board-papers waiata archive of past talks YouTube @NDFNZ Questions Is anyone writing / blogging / creating news or recaps of the event? Embedded Tweets Anyone in the #NewZealand #GLAM …