Travel Blogs from El Paso Texas, United States

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Evening of Trouble & Beauty, El Paso, United States travel blog

Evening of Trouble & Beauty

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... many: femicide in Juarez that's spreading through Mexico. She and novelist Stella Pope Duarte addressed the issue at El Paso Community College, following a Borderland debut screening of the film Border Echoes, the movie which narrates the investigation ...

Actually crossing over the International Bridge, El Paso, United States travel blog

Actually crossing over the International Bridge

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... ;sola for the first time recently. Not so many years ago, I had never walked into Mexico. This entry will simply record the experience of crossing from El Paso USA into Juarez MX. For details on each step of the sequence, click on the ...

Adopt-a-Farmworker-Family Xmas, El Paso, United States travel blog

Adopt-a-Farmworker-Family Xmas

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This month's project: playing "Santa" to a Farmworker family. When a hometown family sent money to the Border with me to sponsor a needy family (instead of exchanging gifts with each other), I adopted a family of seven: parents, their 15 ...

Personal Info: Our Lives in El Paso, El Paso, United States travel blog

Personal Info: Our Lives in El Paso

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... a mountain across the street and bordered by an arroyo behind our property. The landscape here is desert/mountain with lots of blue sky. El Paso is "The Sun City" and combats my typical "winter blues" nicely. The night cityscape is a bowl of jewel lights ...

More on Las Americas and Our Big Project!, El Paso, United States travel blog

More on Las Americas and Our Big Project!

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Well, El Paso is the poorest major metropolitan area in Texas, and the fifth poorest city in the U.S.! Nevertheless, thousands of immigrants pass through here each year, many of them unaccompanied children who are fleeing abuse, neglect and/or ...

Saying Hasta Luego, El Paso, United States travel blog

Saying Hasta Luego

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We enjoyed warm farewells from several new friends in El Paso. It is nice to look forward to returning here someday: to a community of people and a place we have gotten to know--though I often realize that we've just scratched the surface and there's much ...

ASARCO: pollution on the Border, El Paso, United States travel blog

ASARCO: pollution on the Border

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Environmental pollution was a concern I had about living in El Paso. Indeed, the ASARCO smokestack was one of the first landmarks I noticed on the skyline. ASARCO is a copper smelting plant that operated for years here and is trying to start up once ...

El Paso's Sun Bowl Parade=Travel destination, El Paso, United States travel blog

El Paso's Sun Bowl Parade=Travel destination

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... more than in English. I knew I wasn't in Iowa anymore. Sports teams were well-represented also. A University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) team rode on a float. Although their football stadium is called the Sun Bowl and they host an annual ...

Border Peace Presence, El Paso, United States travel blog

Border Peace Presence

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There's a weekly demonstration for peace in El Paso, giving us opportunity to show our commitment to ending the Iraq War. It meets at noon for an hour each Friday at the intersection facing the federal and county court buildings. That hour just flies by, ...

Week 2: When Need Meets Gift, El Paso, United States travel blog

Week 2: When Need Meets Gift

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... international woman-originating in Paris, France and having served in Lebanon-Sr. Liliane was trailed by a French cinematographer who was in El Paso to film her for a television documentary for European broadcast. Since we were part of her day, we signed ...

Lovely, historic Secondo Barrio:

Lovely, historic Secondo Barrio: "The Second Ward"

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... Paso Del Sur website] "the destruction of the heart of the Segundo Barrio, both a living community and the oldest neighborhood of El Paso. To replace the neighborhood with a 'big-box retail store' (Wal-Mart or Target), a strip mall and service ...

Ruben Garcia, El Paso, United States travel blog

Ruben Garcia

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... but informative at this website: Columban. I encourage you to look at it. I'm looking forward to meeting him as part of my life in El Paso. "I don't want to be defined that way. I don't want to be in a country that takes 12 million human beings who are ...

Annunciation House, El Paso, United States travel blog

Annunciation House

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If all goes on schedule, we'll arrive at Annunciation House today. You can view the slide show on their website by clicking on the "Border Reality" button. Lots of data on their site. All worth reading. I won't repeat it. This may be my last entry ...

A Dubuque German-American on immigration, El Paso, United States travel blog

A Dubuque German-American on immigration

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Different eras, different homelands, but sharing hard work and dreams by TIM TRENKLE SPECIAL TO THE Des Moines REGISTER The storefront next to City Hall advertised Old World sausage. Family had plied the German method of an ancient recipe, ...

Your Texan passport to Asia. Apply within., El Paso, United States travel blog

Your Texan passport to Asia. Apply within.

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Who'd a' thought I'd move to Texas and get into Tai Chi-style action? Martial arts thrive in El Paso. In 2007 I encountered Texas Tai Chi and took some free classes there. This time around, I attend free Chi Gong classes every Saturday at Tien Shan Tzi ...

Why it is tricky to write this blog, El Paso, United States travel blog

Why it is tricky to write this blog

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The anti-immigration sentiment in this country is so intense, that people have been arrested for providing humanitarian aid to undocumented immigrants . I oppose this mentality. That opposition is a criterion I use to determine which activities I will ...

Nature in the Southwest, El Paso, United States travel blog

Nature in the Southwest

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... 24, 2007 in The New York Times Kelly, Wyo. In the debate over how to prevent illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States -armed patrols, electronic surveillance, prison time for first offenders and a 700-mile-long 15-foot-high fence - few ...

Teaching English as a Second Language, El Paso, United States travel blog

Teaching English as a Second Language

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In my Midwestern life, people politely asked me (when they heard of my Border Plans)"What will you DO there?" Since I didn't really know that, I'd always answer, "Well, I'll probably teach ESL," and that seemed to satisfy them. So, when the opportunity ...

How's your Spanish coming along?, El Paso, United States travel blog

How's your Spanish coming along?

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... . In Eagle Pass, TX Spanish is a necessity while English is not needed. Even the Chinese restauranteurs speak Spanish! Here in El Paso, you can get along speaking only Spanish AND you could also get along fine speaking only English. The border is ...

Close Encounter with TX politics, El Paso, United States travel blog

Close Encounter with TX politics

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... him often" at places where he can make a difference for the poor. Read his new issue of Texas on the Brink: How Texas Ranks among the 50 States (you need PDF viewer) Summary: Texas isn't doing too well compared to the other 49 states. You may be ...

The Union Depot in El Paso, TX, El Paso, United States travel blog

The Union Depot in El Paso, TX

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The area around Union Depot is becoming quite the urban nite hotspot with new upscale bars and restaurants.  That is not my scene, but I really love the architecture of the building! I'm even very tempted to try taking the train. ...

The El Paso Zoo, El Paso, United States travel blog

The El Paso Zoo

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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Lots of fun at the El Paso zoo, even more fun in a few months when the new exhibits open. The highlight is the sea lion exhibit/show. Enjoy the ...

blowing it with NPR but May Day happy anyway, El Paso, United States travel blog

blowing it with NPR but May Day happy anyway

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... . All I can say is: Thank God for tape; I'm glad it wasn't live. It wasn't my day. A couple hundred marched through El Paso even though winds were roaring gusts of 45 MPH, the air filled with dust and blowing sand. The little rally set the right ...

"Illegals" or "my friends"?

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I am so lucky to be able to assist many poor people in El Paso, among them are the so-called "illegal aliens" so maligned by the media. How can a person be illegal? Who makes those rules? They become my friends and, as I prepare to leave in a few weeks, ...

A visit to the local CBS studios, El Paso, United States travel blog

A visit to the local CBS studios

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I was promoting the Wheels of Justice stop in El Paso on the local CBS affiliate today, so got my photo taken with the new young journalist/newscaster in town. Skylar and I had met several weeks back at the Maryknoll house: Casa Puente. It was fun to ...

two incidents on the peace corner, El Paso, United States travel blog

two incidents on the peace corner

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Two memorable moments on the corner of Campbell and San Antonio Streets from Noon-1 PM each Friday [anti-Iraq war vigil]: 1) It happened to be Good Friday. I happened to be holding a very stark black-and-white sign that declared in bold letters: "Too ...

Wheels of Justice, El Paso, United States travel blog

Wheels of Justice

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... American, elevated my disgust level nicely at the horrific injustice perpetrated against Palestinians by Israel ["the 51st state of the United States", they called themselves back when I was visiting the country in 1988 referring to the mother load ...

A visit to the Muslim community in El Paso, El Paso, United States travel blog

A visit to the Muslim community in El Paso

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The mosque of the Islamic Community of El Paso is only a 5 minute walk from my Vista Sol apartment, but the cultural divide kept me away. Since the Wheels Tour was bringing a Palestinian American, I did venture over to the Middle Eastern restaurant and ...

April Desert Hail-storm, El Paso, United States travel blog

April Desert Hail-storm

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Shocking photos show the sudden storm results (accompanied by tornados) in the desert, that hit El Paso...flooding streets and closing the main library's computer lab for several days. And I was just beginning to blog when the first signs of the storm ...

The March winds doth blow!, El Paso, United States travel blog

The March winds doth blow!

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... brownout. Our friend West has since explained to us that March is El Paso's worst weather. Because we're actually in a mountain pass [El Paso=the pass], spring winds funnel through that pass and can become gusts upwards of 40-50-60 MPH. This is a regular ...

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