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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...

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...

TIME TO TURN THE PAGE: ALLENDE BOOKS IS FOR SALE

TBC The owners of Allende Books, Kat and Bruce Bennett, have decided that, after more than ten successful years in business, it’s time to turn the page and start on the next chapter of their lives: retirement. Allende Books is for sale, but unless the...

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...

Dia de Los Muertos… The Mexican Day of the Dead

By Linda Neil Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and other Hispanic countries, has considerable religious significance and predates the conquest of Mexico by Hernando Cortez. The festive period begins on the night of October 31 and continues through All...

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...

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...

The Great Roadrunner

By Tom Brown The Greater Roadrunner, Geococcyx, californianus, an iconic bird that is the symbol of many Native American, and Mexican legends. This speedy ground dwelling bird’s namesake has been used for a popular American car model, and without question, one of the all-time great...