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Cacti in Baja

You remember our small oversight at the border? Well it bit us in the ass yesterday. Let me tell you all about it. The morning began in the dark in part due to the fact that it was 5am when we woke up, but also because San Juanico was powerless again, so we made due with … Read more

Surfing Scorpion Bay

January 28th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | The Places We've Been - (2 Comments)
Brianna and Board

We would be remiss if we left San Juanico without having blogged about surfing at least once. In fact, I feel quite certain that one is indeed the minimum number of posts about surfing required for a town that is most known, and many times only known, for its multiple minute rides. That being said, … Read more

San Juanico House

January 27th, 2013 | Posted by Ian in Lodging | Mexico | The Places We've Been | Video - (4 Comments)

The house we have lived in this month in San Juanico is a real gem. At right around 800 square feet, some highlights of this two bedroom casa designed by a local artist include a full kitchen, a vaulted palm-thatch ceiling in the living room, tiled floors, a fully-fenced lot, a fire pit, palm and … Read more

Birds of Baja California Sur

January 26th, 2013 | Posted by Ian in Mexico | The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)
Baja California Sur Osprey

Here are some birds we have seen and photographed during our time in Baja California Sur. Click any picture to see it full-size in a new tab, and click the “Read more” links to be taken to that bird’s Wikipedia page in a new tab. Great Blue Heron Read more Osprey Read more Long-billed Curlew … Read more

Our Street

Our description of our journey has evolved greatly over the last year, not just in how we share it with others, but in how we understand it ourselves as well. Perhaps fellow nomads Erin and Simon explain it best in their Slow Travel Manifesto. We don’t view our lifestyle as a trip as much as … Read more

Tacos Pescados

Last week we spent a day in Ciudad Constitución, Baja Sur’s fifth largest city at 40,935 inhabitants. We had only anticipated seeing Constitución while driving through it on our way to La Paz at the end of the month, so when we decided to take the semi-spontaneous day trip, we knew very little about where … Read more

San Juanico Scorpion Bay Bonfire

This is the first installment in a planned series detailing a typical day in one of our destinations. Not everything in this schedule might happen on any given day, but it should give you a good idea of our usual activities. 5:00AM – The power comes on, lighting up our bedroom with the lamps that … Read more

La Ballena

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Mexico | Oh | The Places We've Been - (4 Comments)
La Ballena

On our first day in San Juanico, we loaded the dogs in the van and cruised through town, past the cemetery and beyond the fishermen’s boats to the expansive, empty beaches south of Scorpion Bay. Just as we broke onto wide open sand, we came upon her: La Ballena. Aside from an enormous, whale-shaped piece … Read more

Great blue heron in Baja California Sur

This is just a short two minute video of a fun little drive we have done most days here in San Juanico, whether it’s to explore the beach, let the dogs run, or search for firewood that has been so kindly brought in by the tides. After passing the small fishing fleet that sets up … Read more

Rosca de Reyes

Yesterday at dusk we wandered to Aborrotes Lupita, the nearby grocery store, to pick up some tortillas and Tecate. The gentleman who runs the store was behind the counter and across from him on a stool was his teenage helper. Sitting on the display case next to the young man were three items new to … Read more