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moehre Albuquerque - A travel report by Thomas
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Albuquerque,  United States - flag United States -  New Mexico
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Balloon Capital

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Albuquerque is the industrial powerhouse of New Mexico (Capital Santa Fe). It is impressive situated between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Peaks. It is pretty much like most US-Cities of that size, but surrounded by Indian-Reservates and impressive Landscape. The climate is perfect - almost year- around dry and sunny - but not hot.

Favourite spots:
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Sandia Peak - right beside town White Sands - incredible white dunes in southern New Mexico Santa Fe - charming spanish influenced city Cerillos - Ghosttown

What's really great:
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The climate and of course the Balloons - every Year in Octobre happens to be the 10-days ballon fiesta with approximately 1000 balloons from all over the world. It is said that this most fotographic event in the world. - and I believe that.

Sights:
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sandia peaks
chaco canion
white sands
bernallier monument

Accommodations:
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Crowne Plaza and all the other typical american hotel chains for every budget are in town, a very interesting option is staying in a full furnished appartment of US-Suites.

Nightlife:
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Down at univerity street and in down town are some clubs.
In the winter you can drive up to Taos where a lot of Apr├Ęs Ski action can be found.

Hangouts:
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blue cafe or something - close to the huge multiplex cinemas at the interstate - they have a micro-brewery

Restaurants:
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try gardunos - a local chain with good mexican and new-mexican food

Published on Saturday August 31th, 2002


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Tue, Feb 21 2006 - 11:45 PM rating by ehs1193

I heard about that Balloon Festival. They also said it was the 100th anniversairy of the novel "Around the World in 80 Days".

Sat, Oct 04 2003 - 10:15 AM rating by marianne

Lovely pictures!

Fri, Jul 18 2003 - 12:46 PM rating by mensachick

I would love to see some pictures!

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