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Christmas in La Paz – From House Guest to Homecoming

By Melissa A. Bartell The first Christmas I spent in La Paz was only a few months after my parents moved here, and I came toting a box nearly as tall as I am. The bottom third was filled with Ghirardelli chocolate chips, Celestial Seasonings...

Sea Turtle Release in Todos Santos

By Gari-Ellen Donohoe The release of baby sea turtles (hatchlings) to the ocean is unquestionably one of the most emotional and magical activities you will ever experience here in Baja California Sur. Just an hour drive from La Paz, on the four-lane to Cabo San...

10 GOOD READS WHILE CHILLING OUT ON A BAJA BEACH

by Donneley McCann Heading out to the beach this spring break? Here is a list of some books to take with you that will let you relax and learn more about Mexico and her rich culture all at the same time. (The books listed are...

Quichu Isais, Maestra Extraordinairia

By Carol Dyer Today I had the privilege of speaking with my next-door neighbor, Quichu Isais, maestra extraordinairia, about her music career and the new mural painted by Colectivo TOMATE , on Independencia street, depicting her image. Maestra Quichu and the word piano are synonymous...

The Way of Tea

by Melissa A. Bartell “Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty.” ~James Norwood Pratt  It’s a chilly day in La Paz, BCS, Mexico – chilly for the tropics, anyway – about 65 degrees – and sky...

New Emergency Number in Baja California Sur – 911

TBC La Paz and the State of Baja California Sur has a new emergency number. And it should be easy to remember. 911 is now available in La Paz as well as the rest of the country to concentrate all medical emergency, civil protection and...

10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN LA PAZ

by Donneley McCann Christmas is one of those holidays that just seems to be filled with cheer and wonder. Luckily, the season is now upon us! We have listed below a few things you can do to celebrate here in La Paz, filling your holidays...

Bio-Ingenieria Internacional

Back in the 70s, Juan Angel Trasviña Aguilar, a young man from Baja California Sur, traveled to Mexico City to study chemical engineering at the national university, UNAM. In those days, chemical engineers usually specialized in petrochemicals, but Juan Angel had a dream. At home,...

Day of the Dead Celebrated In La Paz

By Susan Fogel The air smells like cinnamon. You can feel the pulsing music. We are following our noses and the beat of the music and the crowd. The outdoor stage is lit in ghostly pale, icy, blue and white lights. Smoke wafts up eerily...

THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT MOSQUITOES

By Cathy Ann Hill It is hopeful that this article will bring you awareness and information from a different angle. How many of these facts do you know? How many old wives tales actually are or are not true? The Mosquito 1) Only female mosquitoes...