I heard one time, years ago, that the most frequently used place name in the world is — Humboldt.
I found this astonishing, since I knew only of a university in California and an ocean current with that name, and I’ve hardly seen it much more since. But here it is, a rather short street in Oaxaca (the one with the red wall above) with an oddly Germanic name among the others, mostly Spanish, and understandably, Zapotec.
I looked the guy up on Wikipedia , and 1) he really got about the globe for his time, including to a lot of what is now Latin America, and 2) his birthday is tomorrow, 14 September.
So, lift a glass to him on Saturday if you can. And do you have a favorite Humboldtian location in your life? Please share, and surprise me again.