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. IMG_3872
We stocked up on local vanilla beans and cinnamon at a quaint organics store. IMG_3878
The cutest lollipops. IMG_3901
Beautiful produce at the Farmers’ Market. IMG_3967
Driving through the desert… IMG_5721
Only to arrive at a crystal blue ocean. IMG_4117
When I say crystal, I mean CRYSTAL. It looked like a postcard. IMG_4142
Happiness in the sea of cortez. What’s not to like? IMG_4223
We watched the sun set all around us. IMG_4300
And drove home through a silent desert. IMG_4409
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. IMG_4712
We shopped around town for locally made products. Soap… IMG_4750
Ceramics… IMG_4757
We went to the beach. IMG_4776
And spent some time staring at some crazy waves. IMG_4846
The evening ended with carne asada tacos. IMG_5055
Churros and a fried plantain. IMG_5073
And a dancing performance in the town square. I kind of couldn’t believe what we stumbled into. IMG_5087
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. IMG_5708