Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Indigenous Connections Tamaki Makaurau, the original Māori name for …

Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Northeast Corner Mexico City boasts one of the most storied plazas in the world. The Zócalo is the place to go to visit the Templo Mayor, National Palace and National Cathedral and is the heart of the Centro Historico, Mexico City and the nation itself. The Zócalo is bounded on the north by Cinco …

San Francisco

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Bird and Bridge Spotlight on San Francisco, California Google Maps goo.gl/maps/n8mM4GeoGcEneFo9A Questions What would locals like visitors to know about San Francisco? Quotes San Francisco has only one drawback — ’tis hard to leave. – Rudyard Kipling Time Current local time in San Francisco Headlines https://www.thenation.com/article/san-francisco-school-mural http://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Best-parks-for-Bay-Area-camping-in-a-great-11021457.php http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/what-san-francisco-says-about-america.html https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/07/12/why-are-there-ships-buried-under-san-francisco They Don’t Make …

Prague

Photo: Nan Palmero, Gulliver Zepplin at Submarine Cables at Dox Museum Prague Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/CGctVPUxXZfyaAM98 Headlines ‘I’m a stranger in my own city’: Prague takes on Airbnb to dam flood of tourists – Guardian Railway Praha hlavní nádraží Videos Photos Planeta.com Czech Republic Europe …

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Photo: Northeast Indiana, Skyline Fort Wayne is a riverine city in northeast Indiana. The state’s second largest city, Fort Wayne was built at the confluence of three rivers: the Saint Joseph River, Saint Marys River and Maumee River. Some history. In 1794 the ‘fort’ in Fort Wayne was built near the Indigenous Miami village of …

Moscow

Photo: josef stuefer Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area. Moscow is one of Russia’s three federal cities. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/5sNrUn8zWT1DJ2X66 Natural World The Moscow River, which is part of the Volga River system, passes the city …

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

Photo Monterrey (elevation: 538 meters, 1,765 feet) is Mexico’s third-largest city and the country’s industrial capital. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/eche96tHYECyapDN7 Embedded Tweets Monterrey, Mexico 🔴 = iPhone🔵 = Android Second biggest economy in Mexico, highly developed and "Americanized". But also quite segregated by income, as this map shows. pic.twitter.com/czY21YrPkh — Sasha Trubetskoy (@sasha_trub) September 11, 2019 …

Kiruna, Sweden

Photo: Arild, 2017 Kiruna (Northern Sámi: Giron, Finnish: Kiiruna) is the northernmost town in Sweden, situated in the province of Lapland. Google Maps News Kuriren.nu Elsewhere on the Web Why Sweden is relocating an entire town – BBC Marknadsdags: “Här i Jukkasjärvi siktar vi högt” (Market Day: “Here in Jukkasjarvi We aim high”) Stunning memory …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is open dawn …

New York City

Photo: New York City Department of Transportation, Wayfinding Launch New York is the most populous city in the United States. Some history. The word “Manhattan” has been translated as “island of many hills” from the Lenape language City Parks peoplemakeparks.org Photos Embedded Tweets Beginning today, New York City’s museums and attractions are yours to explore …