Monthly Archives: April 2019

May Days!

TBC May is one of the busier months of the year in Mexico, with a mountain of special days to consider if you either work or study here. Please take into account these dates before making any major plans. May 1st – Labor Day This...

Why Choose La Paz?

By Heather Borquez With all the choices out there, especially in the Baja, which is a magical and spectacular place on its own, the question still remains, why choose La Paz?  What makes La Paz so desirable to live for the increasing number of North...

Our Cactus Amigos Can Teach us a Lesson or Two!

By Mary Anne Harmer Cactus, Cactus everywhere!   I’m from the Pacific Northwest, a forest and woods gal, but since moving to La Paz, I have learned to admire the majesty of the desert. The stark and quiet beauty creates an awe that defines “mindfulness.” A potent...

Semana Santa Dates to Remember

TBC School is out for over 200 thousand students in Baja California Sur for Semana Santa Vacations. Kids will be out of school on Friday, April 12th and not returning until Monday, April 29th. Please be aware that several government offices will be closed for...

Swimming with Sharks

By Nadine York I’ve done it before, at least four times—swim with the whale sharks, that is.   It’s a must-do La Paz experience. So when my friend Rhonda’s visitor from Canada, Sue by name, said she wanted to try it, and Rhonda, also from Canada,...

Ramblings: Crayola House

By Judy Ristity Crayons and kindergarten are forever linked in my memory, like Siamese twins that cannot be separated. On my first day of school every child was given a piece of rough paper and a small yellow and green box. I smelled them before...

Whales, Whales, Whales

By RJ Archer It’s that time of year, again. The Sea of Cortez (aka Gulf of California) is teeming with sperm, minke, fin, pilot, orca (killer), and blue whales as well as our local whale sharks here in La Paz. On the other side of...

Street Names in La Paz

By Donneley McCann There are a number of streets in the country that are named after the different national heroes and key dates in Mexico’s history.  Many cities share several of the same street names. For example, you will find the street 16 de Septiembre...

La Gripa

By Russ Ham Maybe it was the big lunch.  Sitting with friends that afternoon, breathing was a conscious exertion; it was a chore to lift my arms or to stand, and there was a warm ache behind my eyes.  I hoped that I just needed...

A New Chapter

TBC Local book enthusiasts and readers will be pleased to hear Allende Books, the English – language bookstore in La Paz will remain open. Kat and Bruce Bennett, the owners for the past 10 years planned to close the doors at the end of March...