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, …

Mexico City’s Historic Center

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Baños Updating a 20+ year old guide. Corrections and suggestions are welcome. We plan to reveal the new and improved guide in 2019. Where to eat Los Girasoles, Tacuba #8A. Adjacent to the National Art Museum and the Carlos IV statue, this restaurant offers a new take a traditional cuisine. Valet parking …

Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Omar Colonial cities in Mexico were laid out in a grid fashion with a plaza at the center. The word ‘zócalo’ means ‘pedestal’ and usage dates back to a planned monument that was never completed beyond the pedestal. Nevertheless, the word was used not only to describe Mexico City’s plaza but most plazas throughout …

Las Vegas Community Healing Garden

Photo The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a prompt and thoughtful response to 2017’s Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone gunman massacred 58 individuals and injured 526 more who were attending a music festival. Stonerose Landscapes principals Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel Perez designed a memorial garden …

Los Angeles Links

Los Angeles Flag Links related to Los Angeles presented in mostly random fashion: Headlines Fossils in La Brea Tar Pits reveal why coyotes still exist, but not saber-toothed cats George Lucas Strikes Back: Inside the Fight to Build the Lucas Museum – Vanity Fair L.A. Weekly Co-Owner Sues Other Owners, Alleges Wild Ethics Violations Newsonomics: …

Dublin

Photo: Damian Synnott, Connacht/Munster lineout Dublin is the capital and most populous city of Ireland and is located in the province of Leinster near the midpoint of Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Facebook Dublin Event Guide Twitter @poloconghaile @Nicola_Brady @MiriamDonohoe @campbellsuz @sustourismire @We_AreIslanders @ecoireland @DublinEcolo @catherinemack @homeofguinness @AbbeyTheatre @DublinAirport https://twitter.com/FreshCuts_ …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla Puebla City (Ciudad de 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 folk art. History Founded …

El Paso, Texas

Photo: Jasperado, Chamizal El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, located in the far western corner of Texas. History El Paso was incorporated as a city in 1873. The city’s real growth started with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1881. Planeta.com El Paso Links Texas Texas …

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Photo: Lighthouse Byron Bay is one of the more storied places in Australia. Location: on the Pacific coast and a shire of its own. With a population of 9,000 Byron Bay is the largest in the Byron Shire (population 32,000). Stray notes The sun’s first rays wash over the lighthouse at Byron Bay, the easternmost …

Gallup, New Mexico

Photo: Earl’s Family Restaurant 2018 Gallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad. Among the reasons to visit: this is a prominent spot on Route 66. Slow adventurers, the city is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one …