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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...

Top 5 Best Sellers at Allende Books

TBC Allende Books is coming up on its tenth anniversary. While it is a full-service bookstore – with fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, children’s books, maps, field guides, etc. – there are certain titles that have been perennial bestsellers over the years. Not surprisingly, those titles all...

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...

Plenty to Do In Los Barriles – Baja Shakespeare and The Festival de Artes

Baja Shakespeare’s 18th Season presents, The Baja Shake Up, and will once again perform at the Convention Center at Buena Vista Beach Resort in Spa BV on March 9th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th. The hand-sculpted musical by our exceptionally talented Director, Camilla...

Paraiso del Mar Re-Energized

  By Susan Fogel “We didn’t come down here to start building a short-term project and go home,” Hatfield recalls. “We were emotionally involved. We wanted to make it a place to be proud of and a place to live fulltime with our families. We...

Carnaval La Paz 2018 is Here!

*February 8th to the 13th on the Malecon of La Paz TBC As it does every year, La Paz will transform itself into one big, public street party. The traditional Carnaval La Paz will be kicking off on Thursday, February 8th. Organizers are promising a...

Santa Rita Hot Springs in Baja Sur

By Jeanne Walker It is an adventure to get there, but the reward at the end of the road is the Santa Rita Hot Springs! Beautiful pools of clear, cool to hot spring mountain water, cascading and meandering around boulders and various depth pools in...

Fang Ming – An Intentional Artificial Reef

The first vessel in Latin America to be sunk intentionally as an artificial reef. On April 18th, 1995, the Mexican Navy impounded a Chinese ship found in its territorial waters, carrying 157 illegal immigrants who had crossed the Pacific Ocean in search of a better life. The...

How to Rescue a Baja Dog

Hundreds of abandoned dogs are finding new homes thanks to dedicated volunteers. Here’s how you can help. By Rebecca MacDonald Spend any time at all in Baja and you see them: trotting alongside the highway, roaming the streets of Baja’s cities and towns, even waiting...

The Powerful Story of Christian Schleifer

By Judy Ristity Pizza – that was what I was fantasizing about as we drove to El Triunfo, but first we’d catch a concert at the piano museum. We never made it to the restaurant. My pizza-related-thoughts evaporated when Christian Schleifer’s fingers made contact with...