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Cabrillo Festival in San Diego

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Cabrillo Festival in San Diego

In the late 15th century into the 16th century, Europeans from several countries traveled the globe in search of new trading routes. Spain had several explorers who came to the North American continent. Hernan Cortes made many discoveries in Mexico, and Francisco Vazquez de Coronado became well known for his stories about the seven cities of gold. The first explorer to set foot in what is now known as California was Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. Questions have risen regarding ...

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Traditional Chinese Weddings in San Diego

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Traditional Chinese Weddings in San Diego

San Diego is a bright and colorful city made even more beautiful by the rich diverse cultural heritage and traditions of the residents living in America’s Finest City. From Little Italy and Old Town to San Diego’s historic Chinatown (which arose in the 1860’s), festivals, parades and ceremonies are a frequent occurrence, and so are culturally traditional weddings-which can almost seem like their own festivals and are an impressive sight. While some traditions, specifically in the Chinese ...

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Building The San Salvador Tourist Attraction

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Building The San Salvador Tourist Attraction

Building the San Salvador

Building the San Salvador Tourist Attraction in San Diego.  Party like it’s 1542!  Entertainment doesn’t come cheap these days; a matinee at the movies will run you as much as a nice meal at a decent restaurant. It makes you want to go back to a time where $5 would be enough for a movie and snacks, well, maybe just one snack, but you get the point. How about witnessing history being made, or re-created, ...

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San Diego Statistics

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San Diego Statistics

San Diego Statistics are very Interesting

San Diego is California’s second largest city with a population of 1.3 million in the city proper, and almost 3 million residents throughout the county.  It is the eighth largest city in the United States and the county encompasses 18 incorporated cities.  The dense population of such a vast area speaks loudly for the city’s beauty, charm, and resilient energy.  The shear magnetism of the city acts as indisputable proof that the city ...

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Star of India – World’s Oldest Active Ship

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Star of India – World’s Oldest Active Ship

San Diego’s Maritime Museum is home to the world’s oldest active sailing ship, the Star of India. Life for this sturdy ship began at the Ramsey Shipyard in 1863. During this era, iron ships were a new concept as most vessels used wood for building.

This was actually quite a brilliant approach to ship building at the time. Iron will float as long as the object weights less than the same amount of water it displaces.  Five months after ...

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Nautical Myths and Superstitions

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Nautical Myths and Superstitions

Ancient Yacht Traditions

Men may have traveled the sea as far back as 70,000 years. No doubt, countless nautical myths and superstitions have come and gone. In today’s world modern world, along with the recent past, there’s no shortage of nautical myths. Consider the following nautical myths and superstitions, but don’t let them spoil your fun at sea:

Nautical Myths and Superstitions – Regarding date

  • It’s bad luck to start a voyage on Friday – Christ was crucified on a Friday.
  • Never ...
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