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Postcard from Mazatlán Harbour

by Heather Thorkelson / Dec 13, 2011 /

Postcard from Mazatlán Harbour

 

Mazatlán is a Nahuatl word that means “place of the deer” (mazatl: "deer", tlan: "earth" or "place") and is Mexico’s largest commercial port. The city boasts a population of 438,434 and its Malecón (promenade) is one of the longest in the world, stretching along the beaches for nearly twenty-one kilometers. It’s an extremely popular tourist destination due to its mild climate, availability of various family-oriented activities, and the numerous festivals celebrated there throughout the year.

Postcard from the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya

by Heather Thorkelson / Nov 12, 2011 /

Postcard from an Amazon floating market

by Heather Thorkelson / Oct 15, 2011 /

Postcard from Uganda

by Heather Thorkelson / Sep 25, 2011 /

Postcard from Uganda