Friday, October 21, 2011
Baja: the best of the rest
Mornings in La Paz were spent strolling through town, sampling horchata and popping in and out of shops. In preparation for a day by the beach, I found my perfect sun hat. The bright blue ribbon reminds me of something I would have worn as a little girl.
We stocked up on local vanilla beans and cinnamon at a quaint organics store.
The cutest lollipops.
Beautiful produce at the Farmers' Market.
Driving through the desert...
Only to arrive at a crystal blue ocean.
When I say crystal, I mean CRYSTAL. It looked like a postcard.
Happiness in the sea of cortez. What's not to like?
We watched the sun set all around us.
And drove home through a silent desert.
The second half of our trip was spent in Todos Santos - when we first arrived, we went straight for lunch at a restaurant known for great fish. We started with margaritas and guacamole.
We shopped around town for locally made products. Soap...
We went to the beach.
And spent some time staring at some crazy waves.
The evening ended with carne asada tacos.
Churros and a fried plantain.
And a dancing performance in the town square. I kind of couldn't believe what we stumbled into.
Bottom line: Baja is a special place and I feel lucky to have spent several days exploring the charming towns, silent deserts and beckoning seas.