Quito

Photo Quito is one of the few cities to experience four seasons almost every day of the year. Its high altitude and sunny disposition make it a spirited place to live and visit. Questions = Preguntas What would locals like visitors to know about Quito? = ¿Qué les gustaría a los Quiteños que los visitantes …

Bogotá

Photo: Pedro Szekely, View of Bogota from La Candelaria Colombia’s capital, and largest city, Bogotá is in many ways a microcosm of South America. In its historic center in the district of La Candelaria you can see the restored mansions of the Spanish colonisers, while the northern areas of the city are made up of …

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 …

Cusco

Cusco is located near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 to Machu Picchu …

Seville

Photo: Alejandro Valero, La Plaza 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 …

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 …

Cities

Photo: Ron Reiring, Dodger Stadium Cities need human voices to articulate stories about sustainable practices and responsible travel. There are countless good actions taking place around the globe and we would like to hear what’s taking place. Planeta.com spotlights cities around the globe. Our guides are far from perfect, so suggestions are always welcome. We would …

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Photo: Kent Kanouse, Downtown Santa Fe Established in 1610, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the USA. Recommended Listening http://ksfr.org Elsewhere on the Web https://meowwolf.com/santa-fe/ http://www.quetengabuenamano.com http://www.folkartmarket.org http://swaia.org Current time in Santa FeSanta Fe Santa Fe SF Best of Santa Fe – SFR Visit Santa Fe Santa Fe Folk Art Gallery Santa Fe …

Oaxaca City

Photo: Ron Mader, Tree Planting in the Alameda Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April 25, 2032 Oaxaca City celebrates its 500th anniversary Weather Oaxaca City enjoys …