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Cat herding (Arreando el Gato) <>
Who says you can't herd cats? actually, I think the broom steals the show in this one.

Como evitar el uso de bolsas de plastico <>
Before, I remember that most items we bought in the markets were wraped in leaves, corn husks, and "de estraza" paper, we used to take our own containers to buy milk or oil, which made bags, plastic wraping and bottles unnecessary. Everything was put in baskets, or "manta" bags a little bigger than the ones you show here. If we made then, we can reduce their use today. Nice to have this alternatives being rescued, little changes can still make a difference.

Caldo de Piedra (Stone Soup) <>
espectacular tanta riquesa prehispanica existe en mexico con la gran variedad claro que los visitaremos por supuesto felisidades MI MEXICO

Llano de las Flores: La Cabaña <>
yo conosco ese lugar es mas yo estuba ahi me ancanto ese lugar gracias por subir ese video te invinto a presenciar el carnaval de san predo yolox ahi si q bas a ganar audiencia si lo gravas y lo suves aki en youtube

Danza de la Pluma <>
La Danza de la Pluma se difundió en todo el Valle de Oaxaca, pero en Teotitlán del Valle algunos elementos evolucionaron hasta volverse muy distintivos e inigualables, tales como los penachos de círculo completo con diseños en colores primarios y muy firmes, la grecas en sus pantalones y una constante evolución en los pasos y coreografías, sin perder el carácter místico de su ejecución. Esta danza en general, muestra en cada ritmo y cadencia, nuestro llamado "mestizaje". Felicidades !!

Chinanteco phrases from san felipe usila <>
tig' kmaah' hahaha chai salu'do asaigh pari kie la haing asianh jejew jaink' hehe


Postcard @ Oaxaca 11.2010

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Cardando e Hilando Lana
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Earth (from a Pacific Perspective)
Earth (from a Pacific Perspective)

indiginz says: actually a Maori perspective (-:. . . north (the tail of Maui's fish) is down to us, the rest of the world is too...the Antartic is up . . .whose to say otherwise? haha


Marlene Ehrenberg says: A splendid lung for our City of Mexico, 40,000 trees and palms, around 100 different species in 700 hectares of park


caldo de piedra says:

muy interesante seria muy bueno visitar usila. un conjuntos de montanas se llama ámá

Black Sheep Inn Sign

Black Sheep Inn says:

The Black Sheep Inn put up this sign in 2001 when the 'new' Latacunga bus station opened. Since then the phone company has added another digit to all telephone numbers in Ecuador. Our telephone number was 03-814-587 and is now 03-281-4587. The bus station did not ask us to pay for the space, but they did require that we make 10 additional signs asking people to keep the bus station clean and throw their trash in its place. These signs were given to the bus station authority, but for some reason never used. We are not sure why. -???-

The bus schedule is still the same. Two buses, Transporte Iliniza, leave Latacunga daily at 11:30am via Sigchos and 12 noon via Zumbahua. Both buses take approximately 3 to 4 hours to arrive in Chugchilán. If you are hiring a private 4x4 from Latacunga to the Black Sheep Inn, your driver often meets you under this sign. ((;-0)


javi2401 said:
Es una buena guia rapida para tener una idea de como escribir un boletin de prensa, pero esta un poquito somero
Como escribir un boletin de prensa

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menu de comida mixe (ayuuk) 07.2009

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Isabel Alarcón said: Esos tamales son riquisimos mi abuelita Amonaria lso prepara riquisimos, ella es de Asunción Cacalotepec, en Tlahuitoltepec tambien los hacen muy ricos!!

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I Heart Central America’s Random Taglines – Travelojos

Do tourism slogans actually work? I doubt it. At best, they manage to associate a place with some unrelated, but positive concept. At worst, they make a fantastic punchline about a destination that few people would want to visit.

Frankly, I don’t like the sound of any of these slogans. Panama sounds like it has a disease. El Salvador doesn’t seem to be trying. Costa Rica seems to be its own worst greenwashing enemy. Honduras, what are you thinking? Belize, do you want to remain a secret? If so, what is the point of a marketing campaign? Guatemala, how many Maya people work as officials in the tourism department? If you’ve got heart, it would be good to have soul!
Mind you, Central America is a beautiful corner of the world with great people, healthy food and inspiring tours. I wish the official marketing would move beyond the pithy promotion and engage locals and visitors on the ground and on the Web. I’m more inspired by photo galleries on Flickr and the homemade videos on YouTube than the official sites.

Slogans are kind of old school. It’s like saying: “here’s how we want you to think of us.” That of course never works. Have you ever met an actual “cool person” who told you that you ought to think of them as being “cool”?


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I'm confused, what is No Walls actually doing? Simply sharing photos/videos with an online community is not a panacea for "inspiring a new generation" with nature. No Walls needs to offer an actual service for people to get outside! What tangible activities IN nature are you planning? What incentives/resources are you providing for people to get outside now?

People already know how beautiful nature is, especially our world's protected areas. If I wanted to see 'brilliant videos' of nature, there are already hundreds of places on the internet to go (far better than No Walls). This video isn't making it any more accessible or affordable for people, especially younger generations, to explore nature which is the main barrier to 'connecting' a new generation.

What's worse is that this video probably cost a pretty penny to make (even though most of the shots are rehashed from other videos and obviously using free music). Wow, what a scam!

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