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Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe
"Bandelier National Park: a journey to the ancient Anasazi ruins of a time gone by. On this tour you will explore the cave dwellings and climb numerous ladders to peek into their homes on the sunny side of Frijoles Canyon. The Pueblo people are descendant000 years ago. “Anasazi” is a Navajo term referring to the ancestors of Pueblo people before the coming of the Spanish. They were farmers who grew maize (corn) beans and squash. Cotton was cultivated and woven into garments. The people made winter blankets ingeniously woven of yucca-fiber string twisted with turkey feathers or strips of rabbit skin. They fashioned tools from animal bones wood and local stones such as obsidian and basalt.There is a sense of solitude at Bandelier National Park that is refreshing and relaxing. Enjoy your day exploring with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.""""Visit the Bandelier National Monument where the ancient Anasazi people had cave dwellings. Your tour guide will provide round-trip transport to these incredible ruins
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Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe
"Bandelier National Park: a journey to the ancient Anasazi ruins of a time gone by. On this tour you will explore the cave dwellings and climb numerous ladders to peek into their homes on the sunny side of Frijoles Canyon. The Pueblo people are descendant000 years ago. “Anasazi” is a Navajo term referring to the ancestors of Pueblo people before the coming of the Spanish. They were farmers who grew maize (corn) beans and squash. Cotton was cultivated and woven into garments. The people made winter blankets ingeniously woven of yucca-fiber string twisted with turkey feathers or strips of rabbit skin. They fashioned tools from animal bones wood and local stones such as obsidian and basalt.There is a sense of solitude at Bandelier National Park that is refreshing and relaxing. Enjoy your day exploring with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.""""Visit the Bandelier National Monument where the ancient Anasazi people had cave dwellings. Your tour guide will provide round-trip transport to these incredible ruins
From $120.00
 
Albuquerque Rio Grande Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at our launch site which is right on the west side of the Rio Grande River. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour down the river valley here in Albuquerque. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east Petroglyph national monument to the west
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Santos and other religious art

Spanish settlers brought the Catholic faith and its saints to the Southwest four hundred years ago. As colonial chapels were established and missionaries dispatched to this remote region, imagery was...
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"The City Different"

Santa Fe's unique appearance is due to the thoughtful preservation of its historic structures, and to a zoning code, passed in 1957, which dictates how new buildings must look. New construction within...
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Pueblo Etiquette

Visiting some of New Mexico's pueblos is an excellent way to learn about the history and culture of the indigenous peoples. Because they are recognized as Sovereign Nations, they also are allowed...
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Upper Crust?

As a native New Mexican born and raised, I'm of course familiar with our capital city, Santa Fe. I've visited frequently on our Railrunner commuter train. From the Railyard to the downtown plaza area...
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Color!!!!

New Mexicans love color and their favorite shades decorate everything that can possibly be painted, dyed or planted. Vivid chile reds, bright turquoise blues, sunny yellow, fiery orange, cool greens...
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seek the shade

One facet of the Old West style towns I love and very prevalent in New Mexico due to the high amounts and sun and heat are covered pavements. Tourists love the way they look and they are very...
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land of the chllies

New Mexico is chilies country and the popular deep and bright red of the dried chilies is prevalent in Santa Fe as in most other cities in the state. The traditional string called a ristra They are...
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Fiesta de Santa Fe Entrada

Fiesta de Santa Fe has a long history, having been held every year since 1712 to celebrate the retaking of the city in 1692 by Don Diego de Vargas after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The burning of...
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Mariachi Bands

According to Wikipedia, mariachi is a type of musical group, originally from Jalisco, in Mexico. Usually a mariachi consists of at least two violins, two trumpets, one Mexican guitar, one vihuela (a...
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The Pinyon Tree

This pinyon tree was pointed out to me as we walked along the streets of Santa Fe. We had noticed the wonderfully aromatic fragrance of the pinyon wood when the fireplace in our room was lit. After...
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The Ristras

When traveling through the Southwest, you'll see strings of dried red peppers hanging from storefronts or from porches of private homes. These are "ristras". This tradition is said to be meant as a...
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It's a Bubbly Beer!

We were traveling with friends, one of whom ordered a bottle of Sol Beer when we stopped for lunch at the Eating House restaurant in Pajoaque.SOL BEER is an import from Mexico and is light and bubbly,...
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Clearing The Roads

I had to look twice to realize I was watching two small tractors with shovel attachments clear the streets of Santa Fe after a fairly decent snowfall.Coming from the Northeast where there are BIG...
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Nectar From The Prickly Pear

Never having had the pleasure of tasting Prickly Pear Lemonade before, I had no idea it was so good! We experienced this taste sensation at Rancho de Chimayo.Our delicious drink was made from the...
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Top Things to Do in Santa Fe

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Loretto Chapel

This deconsecrated church - owned by the adjoining Inn At The Loretto, and now a museum/wedding chapel - is famous for its ‘miraculous’ helix-shaped stairway: a bit of local lore that has been been...
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Canyon Road Art District

Canyon road is absolutely lovely in April, and El Farol allows you the opportunity to continue enjoying it even during lunch. The building itself has a charming style and there is an extensive patio...
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Palace of the Governors

A view from inside the courtyard of the palace built in 1610 that served as the local government center for northern Mexico during the colonial era and later under independent Mexico. The building is...
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Bandelier National Monument

This ancient Native American Cliff Dwelling is just north of Santa Fe. Its one of the best preserved Anazi ruins in New Mexico. The place has been occupied for over 10,000 years but the cliff...
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San Miguel Mission

A rebuilt chapel stands on the grounds of what is reported to be the oldest church in the US. The San Miguel Mission was built in 1610 and was the site of a famous indian revolt. Although modified...
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

I’m updating this review as the interior had seen additional restoration since last we’d been here, and La Conquistadora was back in her chapel. There have been no fewer than 4 churches at this...
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VeronicaG

"A Pristine Winter Wonderland--Santa Fe,New Mexico"
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karenincalifornia

"Santa Fe, New Mexico"
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goodfish

"La Villa Real de la Santa Fe"
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toonsarah

""Fanta Se""
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BruceDunning

"Steep in History"
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