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Baja California Norte, Mexico
Usually it's either one of several types of Travelers here.
You might be a:
1)"Spring Break Partier" from So.CA; who's been there and knows.
2) Occaisional Offroader who likes to use their Spanish, eat fresh seafood, shop, do day hikes, and salt water fish (Pacific side of area).
3) Business/Land Investors looking for a good deal ?
4) World Traveler wanting to check out the "Local" happenings?
5) Locals - those woking the shrimp boats, the CA $$ transplants, and small business owners.
Cabo San Lucas
"Hacienda Beach Resort"
We spent 10 days at the Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort with dear friends. The place is older than many which made it so much more comfortable. We had a beautiful 2 bedroom town house, with a huge balcony. Sunrises were amazing.
The privacy was the best part, with out all the hassles surrounding the other resorts. Occasionally a vendor would come through, but not high pressure. It was a 10 minute walk to the marina then a few more into downtown. The area around the marina was full of street vendors who could get very persistent. I most definitely reccomend this resort.
I ended up seeing the real life of people living along the American-Mexico border while accompanying Francisco while he was working for Los Ninos.
In Mexico, there are groups known as "coyotes" who, for a fee, promise to take people across the border into the US. The fees are quite high, and people give all their money in order for a chance for a better life.
Many, however, are dropped along the border in Calexico. Without money, they try to survive. Francisco was working to help them with their farming. It was very encouraging, an organization with women getting together and creating their own businesses. One that I saw was beekeeping, making honey and candles from the wax.
The people were incredibly inviting. They fed me amazing food - salsas of cactus, little tortillas.
The contrast between both sides of the border was striking. The difference of the difficulty getting into Mexico, as opposed to getting out of Mexico through Tijajuana was also impressive.
The city's main square "El Zocalo" was a very cultural experience. Good place to observe locals. You see indigenous Oaxacans selling art pieces and souveniers.
a block and a half away we had dinner at a very nice resaturant "El Sagrario". It was delicious.
This site was near the Tule Tree. This tree is about a couple thousand years old. It takes thirty adults holding hands to embrace the historic tree.
The archeological site has many vendors in the parking lot. Many of who are indegenous women selling handmade crafts and clothing. Just next to the site there is a little market, who all sell lots of art,souvieniors and anything else you can think of. The prices are reasonalbe and good quality.
We spent one whole day at this breath taking archelogical site. It had been raining that week, and the view was just lucious green. A guide was availiable for hire. He charged about $10 US dollars for the tour and his English was pretty good. There is a museum on site with very intersting artifacts and a small gift shop. There is also a cafe on site. We took a little break and had a sip of coffee and enjoyed the panoramic view of the valley below.