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May 13, 2015 - Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is in a gorgeous location at the bottom of the 775 mile Baja Peninsula. It would be easy to argue that the Baja is more part of California than Mexico; it is only attached by a small piece of land on the northern edge. So far it seems less affected by drug cartel terrorism and the port was well guarded by soldiers sporting rifles that were as tall as they were. Cabo does not have a deep water port so we and the Disney Wonder had to tender passengers ashore. Getting off the life boat we were surprised to have our hand bags...

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Mar 24, 2015 - Mexico - Todos Santos

From Cabo San Lucas, I took the bus north to La Paz, with a 4 hour stop in Todos Santos, home of the Hotel California. It turns out it isn't the real one because the Eagles song doesn't refer to a real hotel, it is a metaphor for the excess of the life of a rock star. But it was still a neat hotel, has been nicely renovated, in a little town with a Mission and nice craft shops, and a place across the street from the Hotel that makes "the best margaritas”.

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Mar 24, 2015 - Mexico - La Paz

I got back on the bus and continued on to La Paz, a smaller community on the east side of the Baja peninsula. I stayed in a hotel just off the Malecón, with easy access to everything. La Paz is much, much less touristy – there are some tourists but not many and definitely no large groups of students on spring break like I saw in Cabo San Lucas. I went snorkeling with whale sharks – the juveniles feed on a sandbar near the town so we snorkeled alongside them as they move along eating plankton. Even though they were just juveniles, some were...

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Mar 15, 2015 - Mexico - Cabo San Lucas

I took the Amtrak to San Diego (quite a nice way to travel – lots of legroom and the ability to walk around or go to the lounge car). Then a short flight to Cabo which is quite developed with lots of new development coming soon, and is crowded with a million students because it is spring break. I’ve done a few things here – went on a boat ride to see the famous Arch, went zip-lining, visited the glass blowing factory, learnt how tequila is made, saw whales, and was hounded by many time share salesmen.

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Nov 27, 2014 - 2ieme Etat du Mex et Histoire de Tatoo ...

Bonjour a Tous, La Paz, grosse ville de cet état(300,000). Ou part le traversier pour le continent, ma prochaine destination. Les bonnes et belles rencontres continus. France élever a Riv Bleu a 15 km de Ponik. Gary et John voir photo. Un endroit dans la Mer de Cortez que je retournerais bien pour quelques sem mois avec une van et kayak/tuba et palme. Beaucoup plus positif le sud de la Baja C. Probablement que l'adaptation progresse, je pense toujours prendre une pose avec emphase sur l'espagnol. J'apprécierais un peu plus de pouvoir...

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Nov 18, 2014 - Mexique, 1er État La Baja California et sensations

Bonjour a tous, Petite entrée pour mettre un point sur la carte et donner mes impressions sur mon premier État dans ce nouveau pays en vélo. Bien l'entrée fut des plus facile, obtenir le visa pour 180 jours aussi. Ce visa est vendu pour 25 dollars US lorsqu'on franchit la porte de la frontière, pas besoin de chercher, ils nous attendent. Bien pratique, Gracias. Après, l'adaptation est bien présente... Par exemple, les parcs des villes ou villages n'ont pas d'eau/fontaine et on doit payer pour utiliser les toilettes. Les routes, très peu...

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Feb 26, 2014 - Guerrero Negro

We spent 2 days and 3 nights in La Paz. It is a large city with over 300,000 in the community. It sits on a large bay on the Sea of Cortez. On the city tour the first day, we visited Cathedral de La Paz, Museo Regional de Antropologia e Historia, Ibarra's Pottery, and the public market. We bought some small nice Mexican Pottery at Ibarras and became more aware of the history of the Baja at the Museum. Day two we walked the Malacom (board walk) that stretched a couple miles along the bay. Along with being a well keep beachfront, there were...

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Feb 18, 2014 - La Paz

Today marked the halfway point of our Baja trip. We traveled from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz on HW 19 on a good 4 lane freeway. From here back to the border we will follow Mexico 1, a good but 2 lane narrow road; the same route we came down on but now staying at different villages and campgrounds. It is the one and only highway. It should be fun. We did find many ways to enjoy Cabo San Lucas. As a group we visited one of the glass factories and watch them blow several things - a vase, pitcher, then a turtle with a hat & bottle. They had some...

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Feb 17, 2014 - Cabo San Lucas

We are in Cabo San Lucas. This is as far south as you can go on the Baja Peninsula. To go farther south we would have go by boat and if we went straight south the first land we would come to would be Antarctica, so guess we will just head home next. We had a nice time in Los Barilles. We were not right on the beach but close enough to see the water. It was fun walking down to the beach and watching kite boarders and windsurfers. It makes one want to be at least 30 years younger but, then we would have to be working. Maureen, a friend from...

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Feb 14, 2014 - Playa Tecolote

The trip from Escondido to Playa Tecolote was a long (236 mi) desolate, flat road with few villages with nothing to see except dry desert. Keeping track of the rigs in front and in back, relieves some of the boredom and then listening to books on tapes, also helps. We spent two nights dry camping on a long lovely beach - Playa Tecolote, The beach is about 20 miles Northeast of La Paz. It was warm, the sun was shining. and it was enjoyable. The wind blew most of the time but not hard enough to make it uncomfortable. While we were at...

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Feb 9, 2014 - Loreto

The Baja is divided into two states, Baja California & Baja California Sur ( South). As we crossed the Baja Peninsula from the Pacific to the Sea of Cortez and descended off the high desert down to the Sea of Cortez and Baja Sur we visited three interesting villages - Santa Rosalia, a onetime French copper mining village, Mulege, a fishing and farm village with an old prison, narrow streets(we had to fold in our side mirrors to navigate the streets), and quaint mission-style buildings. This is the first place we felt we had left winter...

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Feb 4, 2014 - Cabo San Lucas

We arrived in Cabo San Lucas this morning around 7:00 A.M. We had to use the tenders to get ashore this time. Once ashore, we met with out tour group and went on a very nice boat to see the Arch and Lover’s Beach. After the boat tour we went on a bus tour of Cabo San Lucas. After the bus tour we spent time shopping and having lunch at Senor Frog’s. This is a most unusual restaurant, one guy was celebrating his birthday, they gave him all the free beers he could drink. They had a huge hose at the top of the deck on the second floor of the...

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