Mexico City

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Consume Local Mexico City is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. The Distrito Federal (Mexico City, also known as ‘DF’ and ‘CDMX’) (elevation: 2,240 meters or 7,350 feet) is the political hub of Mexico. The city is surprisingly green thanks to numerous city parks, including the Alameda, Chapultepec, Viveros and …

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. Natural World El Cerro del Pueblo overlooks the city. Due to its higher elevation, the city is much cooler and drier than nearby Monterrey. Desert Museum The Chihuahuan Desert takes …

El Paso

Photo: Jasperado, Chamizal El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, located in the far western corner of Texas. Baseball https://www.milb.com/el-paso @epchihuahuas Chamizal Chamizal National Memorial commemorates the peaceful resolution of a 100 year old border dispute between the United States and Mexico. It was caused by the changing course …

Seville

Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalucia. Andalucia was occupied by Moors for about 800 years. Seville was the home of famous and infamous figures of history, the legendary “Don Juan” started from here to conquer the hearts of women across all Europe, while Columbus …

Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Publisher’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming and entertaining fit for one of the world’s most storied cities. In terms of this page and links below, as of August 2018,  the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs from Planeta.com …

Zaragoza, Spain

Photo: Jordi Payà, Sculpture Sculpture made by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa Zaragoza is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a …

Oslo

Photo: Tore Bustad, Winter Oslo is the capital city of Norway and has a population of 658,390. The city is surrounded by the Marka Forest, a nationally protected area, and the Oslo Fjord, both connected by a number of waterways. Oslo’s approach to conserving its natural areas and restoring its waterway network is just one …

Wellington Links

Wellington Flag Links related to Wellington, New Zealand presented in somewhat random fashion: Embedded Tweets I took some photos in Wellington City Archives to go with its brand new Wikipedia article. https://t.co/uxHC658ZUB https://t.co/xwdd1DdM7F pic.twitter.com/Pux98VWJQ6 — Mike Dickison (@adzebill) December 12, 2018 Wikipedia Wellington Planeta.com Wellington New Zealand = Aotearoa Cities

Cities Links

Photo: Vegas/Paris Links about cities presented in somewhat random fashion: Fearless Cities http://fearlesscities.com https://www.opendemocracy.net/fearlesscities Quiz https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/dec/19/quiz-city-historic-map Headlines https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/postlive/transformers-cities-connecting-local-governments-with-citizens-and-their-cities/2017/11/14/596ef9ee-c956-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_video.html https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/03/which-worlds-most-biodiverse-city-extreme-cities https://theconversation.com/go-native-why-we-need-wildlife-allotments-to-bring-species-back-to-the-burbs-69631 http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/06/14/how-can-we-engage-residents-to-conserve-urban-biodiversity-talk-to-them http://www.accorhotels-group.com/en/news/urban-ecotourism-greening-cities.html http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parks http://news.wtmlondon.com/blog/responsible-tourism/how-can-cities-meet-the-needs-of-locals-and-tourists http://safecities.economist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EIU_Safe_Cities_Index_2015_white_paper-1.pdf (PDF) The 10 worst city tourism videos The Rise of the ‘Free’ City Tour – @vickybaker The secrets of the world’s happiest cities How well do cities use the social …