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The Rebirth of Tijuana

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Decades after rising from the coastal desert, Tijuana finally has something like a history. More important, it has emerged from its darkest days to return to its roots as that rare place within Mexico where poor people can find refuge and a future.

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Everyone’s a traveler

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The phrase “Who let the cat out of the bag?” adapts well to the numbers released September in a report by the World Tourism Organization, and which claims that tourism world-wide continues to increase, despite economic uncertainty and ethnic conflicts.

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The gentle side of Pasto

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The pilot swerved through the darkening storm clouds trying to find a patch of mountain and some visible tarmac in which to come to a screeching halt. Arrival in Pasto is never for the faint hearted, not even on those crisp clear days, when the only clouds that touch the green hilltops, congregate near Galeras, the not-so-dormant volcano which rises 4,276 meters above the capital of Nariño.

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A permanent vacation

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Ever take a holiday that you wished would never end?  Imagine if you went on vacation and loved it so much you never came back, or decided to move there a few years down the road.