Mexico is a country which is rich in its cultural heritage and has its own historical significance. It has a warm and welcoming heart. People there are quite friendly and hospitable except for some now. Mexico is bordered by the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the southeast. It is about one-fifth of the size of the United States. Mexiico features from the swamp to desert, tropical lowland jungle to high alphine vegetation. According to the World Tourism Organization, Mexico has been one of the countries who are traditionally among the most visited countries in the world. The most notable attractions are the Meso-American ruins, cultural festivals, colonial cities, natural reserves, and the beach resorts. It also has a unique and temperate climate, which make it an attractive destination. The culture of Mexico developed during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Spanish arrival and colonization brought Roman Catholicism to the country, which is
They maily grow corn, beans, coffee, fruit, vegetables, cotton, wheat and sugarcanes. They live of their crops, they use them as source of food and if not they sell them to earn income for the family. They also have cows to breed them and sell them either for the milk or the meat because they use the cows for milk instead of going to the store and having to purchase milk. “Mexico produces approximately 17% of the world's total annual output of silver. Zacatecas produces about 40% of the country's total silver output which is more than Mexico City.” (5 THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY (ZACATECAS)) The largest mine is near Fresnillo, There are silver mines open to tourists. Zacatecas is known for its fine ironwork and for its buildings of pink sandstone. Tourists visit the cathedral (which dates from the 18th century) and Enrique Estrada Park, which has an aqueduct from the 18th century. Special events include the Zacatecas Fair (second week of September) and the De la Morisma Fair (celebrated the last three days in August). Most of the income does not come from tourism but from mining or agriculture.
From January 20 to 23, I went to Santa Fe and San Ildefonso in New Mexico with Dr. Laughlin and my classmates. I was totally surprised by the architecture of the housing and the rich collection of Native American cultures. I expected to see traditional suburbs but instead I found almost everyone has built houses resembling traditional adobe homes which I had never seen. Houses, businesses, government buildings including museums are almost built in this style. The colors seem to blend in with the desert. One of the most exciting events I attended in New Mexico was the museum presentation of the Zuni tribe. Although we actually did not meet the Zuni tribe, we learned a lot about them because Dawn Kaufmann who is a guide at the Museum of
The yellow field with the red Zia symbol in the middle are the colors of the Spanish flag. Spanish explorers first discovered this territory in 1540. New Mexico is one of the most beautiful states with its timeless traditions and mesmerizing scenery.
Based on Travel Nation, Guadalupe Island, as well as Isla Guadalupe, has turned into a best discovering location for excellent white fanatics in the last 12 years about. Crystal-clear underwater visibleness and also hot water temps (averages range between sixty seven to seventy two degrees) make that a particularly attractive dive place, and a top place to go for large-game fishing.
4. Death Valley - Death Valley is located in the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by Death Valley National Park. Death Valley is considered as the driest and the lowest place in North America but also has a variety of outdoor activities, historic viewing, and natural sites. The remarkable landscapes of Death Valley is a place like no other in California for it has snow-capped mountains and colorful sand dunes. The scenic vista of Zabriskie Point and the historic places such as Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, ruins of ghost towns, and Scotty’s Castle are some places of interests that tourists should try to visit.
The Capulin Volcano interestingly enough, is apart of what's known as the Raton-Clayton volcanic field (RCVF), a collected scattering of other volcano's that stretch well over 7,000 square miles. Located in Northeastern New Mexico, the Capulin lies dormante, although some believe extinct, since it's last volcanic activity more than 60,000 years ago. Capulin underwent a rather large eruption that formed its current 1000ft cinder cone shape, which gave way to "a number of small lava flows and cinder eruptions [that] paved over the mound, steepening it's slopes"(NASA, 2016). The base was inital made from the hot ash, cinder, and rock debris of the eruption, and the lava flows themselves were "basalt, deriving from the melting of the mantle" (Sayre and Ort, 2011). Due to
A volcano is defined as a mountain or hill that usually has a cup like crater at the summit. A volcano can be compared to a vent in the earths crust through which lava, ashes and steam are expelled (Volcano, n.d.). There are three main types of volcanoes that scientist have discovered active, dormant, and extinct (howstuffworks.com). Active volcanoes are the ones which have erupted recently, or are expected to blow soon (howstuffworks.com). For example Kilauea volcano on Hawaii is the world’s most active volcano (volcanodiscovery.com). A dormant volcano is one that hasn’t erupted in a long while but has a chance erupt again in the future (howstuffworks.com). Best example there is of a dormant volcano is Mauna Kea which is one of the five mountains that make up the big island of Hawaii (Crain, 2009). And extinct volcanoes are the ones that erupted thousands of years ago and has no possibility of erupting again (howstuffworks.com). An extinct volcano is mount Buninyong which is located in Austria the last time this volcano erupted was a little over ten centuries ago and is now somewhat a tourist attraction.
The southwest region is amazing! Some climates are weather, hot/ humid, hurricanes, storms, and it is very dry. Here are some landforms, mountains , caves, and plains. Some natural resources are oil, natural gas , water , animals -cows,
A region is an area that has common features. Las Vegas is in the State of Nevada and the North America continent. Nevada can be divided into 4 land regions: the Columbia Plateau, the Sierra Nevada, The Mojave desert, and the Basin and Range region. It is situated in a mountainous region that has massive semiarid grasslands and alkali deserts. It is in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern districts of the U.S. The large cities located in the basins are Reno and Carson. However, Elko, Elko, Fallon, and some other cities are located there. The Mojave Desert’s region includes Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City. Its region type is a state.
This photo is of the Mount Pavlof, which is a volcano. This Mountain is located in the alaska peninsula wildlife refuge & the last time activity was recorded was on the date August 4, 2016. This Mountain is located about 625 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.Mount Pavlof is a largely snow covered, cone shaped mountain with a high ridge extending to the southwest towards Little Pavlof. The mountain is about 7 km in diameter and has active vents on the north and east sides close to the summit. It is situated high on the northeastern flank of Emmons Lake caldera along a northeast-trending alignment of vents that includes Little Pavlof, Pavlof Sister, and several intra caldera cones.It’s one of the most active in the United States with eruptions
Seagulls flying in the sky on top of the golden sandy beach. Palm trees stand tall and strong. This is Hawaii, home to the great Mauna Loa. Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on earth. It is also one of the five volcanoes that created the beautiful island known as Hawaii. This shield volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world! The name Mauna Loa means “Long Mountain” in Hawaiian. Whenever this giant volcano erupts, it's usually extremely hazardous, threatening its surroundings. Mauna Loa may be very large and dangerous, but it is quite fascinating!
The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano affects thousands of people’s lives in Iceland, and around the world. The Eyjafjallajökull volcano is still active today and has a possibility of future eruptions, The famous volcano is commonly considered a stratovolcano and is seismically monitored. The name Eyjafjallajökull in Icelandic means “Island-mountains glacier.” Like every volcano Eyjafjallajökull affects many people, has a long history and has many hazards.