Lovely map of Islay by Kate McLelland. Islay, known as The Whisky Isle, is home to seven of Scotland's longest-producing, most celebrated whisky distilleries --including Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Isla, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.
Between approximately 1500 and 500 B.C., the Zapotecan city of San José Mogote in what is now the state of Oaxaca was the largest and most important settlement in the region. Historians estimate that during the pre-colonial period, Oaxaca was home to 16 separate cultures, each with its own language, customs and traditions. However the Zapotecas and Mixtecas constituted the largest and most sophisticated societies with villages and farmlands located throughout the region. #2A