‘Life in Baja’ News

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...

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...

Families Get Together

By Judy Ristity Melodramas, comedies and horror/thrillers. They make excellent themes for novels, movies AND family reunions. As Alex and I drove toward the San Jose del Cabo airport on December 27th, I worried about our upcoming first Ristity reunion given the extremely different political...

Mindfulness in La Paz…Creating a Home of Zen

By Mary Anne Harmer ‘Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, very important for good health.’    Dali Lama  It’s about 7 a.m., it’s 60 degrees, and I’m sitting on the patio of my little casita in La Paz. Another moment of calm and Zen, far...

2018 – THE YEAR THE WORLD TOOK NOTICE

In November Espiritu Santo National Park was named one of the best managed protected areas in the world by theICUN – the first ever in Mexico and only the second in all Latin America. This outstanding achievement, brought about by the combined efforts of government organizations, users of...

Fundación Astra Teaches Nutrition with Games Abrapalabra-FANLAP

By Judy Peterson In the Summer 2018 issue of the Baja Citizen, you’ll find an article written by Susan Fogel with the title “Apoyo La Paz, A Free Health Clinic Opens in El Centenario.” Since the article was published, the name of the non-profit organization...

Whale Watching Season Has Begun In Baja California Sur

The official whale watching season for Baja California Sur has begun! The season started on December 15, 2018 and ends on May 30, 2019. Populations of close to 2,000 are expected to arrive to the waters of Baja, the regional delegate of the National Commission...

5 GREAT THINGS TO DO IN LA PAZ

By Heather Borquez Friends and family coming to visit? Don´t despair. Here are five great things to do in La Paz to keep yourselves busy! Laze away the day at the beach … Need I say more? The white sand beaches that line the malecon...

Ahhhh La Paz, My Adopted Home – The Stories of Seven Expats in La Paz

By Susan Fogel Once, while waiting at the airport for a friend, a man came out of the arrival area, stopped, took a deep breath, and said, “Ahhhh, La Paz.” What a lovely thing to see and hear. He carried only a backpack and was...