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Learning Mexican Food Culture

By Russ Ham There are many doors into Mexican culture — music, sports, religion, history, and more — but few offer such immediate gratification as food.  Working together to prepare a meal is an ancient human experience, and Bernardo Aguado Jiménez and Hilda Medina Vargas...

Curious Minds Want to Know…La Paz Museum of Anthropology and Natural History

By Mary Anne Harmer ¨Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.¨  Bryant H. McGill Many brain researchers and clinicians over the past decade state that curiosity, which leads to new learning, is one of the best ways to keep the brain young. A study...

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 Traditional Mexican Christmas Foods To Enjoy This Holiday Season

By Donneley McCann  Christmas is a very joyful, colorful time in Mexico not the least of which is the smell and taste of the customary food and drink.  Here are a mere 5 suggestions foryou to try over the holidays that will add the flavors...

Everything you always wanted to Know about the water in La Paz (but were afraid to ask)

By Alejandra Campos In Baja California Sur, including La Paz, we need to be very careful not to use too much water. The city of La Paz has a population of 272 711 habitants and the highest rate of population growth at the national level:...

Expats Holiday Traditions in La Paz

By Susan Fogel Young or old, the year-end holidays have a way of taking over our lives. Memories of Christmas past. The retelling of the miracle oil that lasted for eight days warms our hearts. The images of a perfect Martha Stewart-like holiday assault us....

The Giant Pacific Mantas are Back!

TBC In one of the most incredible turnarounds in recent times in our increasingly threatened world´s oceans, the story of the giant pacific mantas (Mobula birostris) is one of the most amazing and mysterious. The Gulf of California or Sea of Cortez as it is...

Jonathan and Jill Roldan: La Paz Ambassadors

TBC Have you met Jonathan and Jill Roldan? Maybe not because their time here in La Paz is a little different than most of us. Just as the snowbirds are arriving to La Paz in November to enjoy warm weather and some down time in...

Limpias tus Playas – Keep your Beaches Clean

100 volunteers gather to send a message through a mural TBC ‘Espíritu Santo es parte de ti’ is a local, grassroots campaign that aims to inspire the La Paz community to cherish and take pride in the outstanding marine environment that lies at our doorstep...

What is Semana Santa?

By Melissa A. Bartell Semana Santa. The first time you hear the phrase, there’s a sense of mystery. What exactly is this celebration? Isn’t it just the Mexican version of Easter? Well, yes and no. It’s more accurate to describe Semana Santa as the week...