Tag Archive: Mexico

‘Wall of Saints,’ Painted by Children: Todos Santos, Mexico (Photo of the Day)

Wall of Saints, Todos Santos

The Wall of Saints,’ found in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, reflects the creativity that’s found throughout this magical town, known for its many art galleries and creative atmosphere. A community ‘paint-out’ led to these and other paintings done by children and local artists on the wall, located on Topete Street.

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Kissed by a Flirtatious Taco Maker in La Paz, Mexico (Random Travel Moment #10)

Kissed by a taco maker

When I ate at my favorite local taco place in La Paz for the 4th time, I had no idea that I’d get more than some free samples. There was also an unexpected kiss from the taco maker. How the heck did this happen? Where Was I? La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico—at the Hermanos Rosario…

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Colorful/Wonderful Fish Tacos—Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico (Photo of the Day)

Fish tacos in Todos Santos

“You’ve got to try the fish tacos in Todos Santos,” a friend of mine told me. “They’re incredible!” I decided to take her advice and sure enough, she was right. When I arrived in the town, I asked some of the locals where to go. They all seemed to point at the same stand right…

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6 Silly (But Real) Mexican Food Challenges & Possible Solutions

Huge cinnamon roll

Mango. Tacos. Hot sauce. Peppers. Lettuce. What do each of these have in common? Well, first of all, one encounters them all in Mexico. And, in my case, it was a struggle to eat them without getting into trouble. Here are the 6 Mexican food challenges I faced recently, which you may find yourself dealing…

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Blindfolded and Force-fed Baby Food in Mexico! (Random Travel Moment #9)

Blindfolded and Force-fed Baby Food

How It Began… “Want to go to a Mexican baby shower?” asked Jeanne, a woman I’d just met hours before. We were at a bar in La Paz, Baja Sur, and she was a friend of a friend–someone I’d met randomly on a shuttle bus (click here for that story). The mother-to-be was her (Jeanne’s)…

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One Week at Sea: 15 Highlights of My First Sailing Experience in Baja, California, Mexico

SV Time Piece Sail

I was a sailing newbie, somewhat clueless but eager to learn. And the captain, John Spicher—the only other person on the boat (his boat), the SV Time Piece—was someone I barely knew (story re: how we met here). The plan: to sail the Sea of Cortez for a week. A lot could have gone wrong,…

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Porcupine Fish Face, Tecolote Beach, Sea of Cortez (Photo of the Day)

Porcupine Fish, Tecolote Beach, La Paz, Baja

This photo, of a porcupine fish (often mistaken for a blowfish or puffer fish), was taken in Baja, at the Sea of Cortez–at Tecolote Beach, not far from La Paz. I was relaxing under a palapa when there was a bit of commotion near the water. I thought someone had spotted a sting ray, but…

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For a Minute, I Thought I Was in Cuba…

Classic Car, La Paz, Baja

Last week, while strolling along the malecón (promenade) here in La Paz, Baja, I noticed some classic cars lining up and stopped to take a closer look. It appeared to be a car show of some sort. People were arriving and checking out the cars, admiring them and taking photographs. I can’t tell you what…

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‘Port of Illusion,’ La Paz: the Arch, the Song & What It All Means to Me

La Paz Illusion Arch

As soon as I arrived here in La Paz, Baja California, I knew my decision to travel to Mexico was a good one. Something about it felt right. And very quickly, things fell into place… My first night here, I saw this arch, which says, “Bienvenidos a La Paz, Puerto de Ilusión” (Welcome to La…

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Sailing the Sea of Cortez with a Man I Met on a Shuttle Bus (Random Travel Moment #8)

John on deck

Where Was I? I’d just landed at the Los Cabos Int’l Airport in Baja California, Mexico, and was inquiring about cheap transportation to La Paz, my destination. I met a kinda loco timeshare salesman who convinced me to take a seemingly pricey shuttle (EcoBajaTours) with AC and wifi. I went for it and was soon…

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