Monthly Archives: December 2010

How Mexico’s Drug War Affects Tourism

The Sunday LA Times travel section featured a story about drug wars and tourism in Mexico. Christopher Reynolds is way past the view that all of Mexico is too dangerous for travel and has some good things to say about Baja Sur. Read the story at the link below:

How Mexico’s Drug War Affects Tourism

Boxing Day Beach Walk

Just in case you are huddled in your living room trying to see through the frost or rain on the windows, praying the heater keeps on working, here are two morning beach walk photos to assure you that the sun is shining and the air is warm somewhere – like Todos Santos!

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Boxing Day On The Beach - Todos Santos, Baja

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More Boxing Day Beach - Todos Santos, Mexico

Feliz Navidad! Felices Fiestas!

and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! Thank you all for viewing the blog. I truly hope to make it bigger and better in the coming year.

If it’s cold and snowy or rainy where you are, worry not, we are carrying the good weather torch for you all. 55F nights, 75F days, sunny here in lovely Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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Todos Santos Baja Mexico, Christmas Day 2010

You Went to Mexico! Are You Crazy?

Really, you would be amazed how many people share this attitude. This video isn’t specifically about Todos Santos but the points it makes apply. And it’s funny so enjoy.

Mexico Isn’t Safe

By special request, I reposted this entry so as to allow comments. I hope it works.

Holiday 2010/2011 Issue El Calendario Posted Online

I just posted the Holiday issue of El Calendario on line, bigger and better than ever. The print version should be on the street late Dec 21 or early Dec 22 depending upon when they are delivered to us.  Just click the cover below to see the new issue!

El Calendario de Todos Santos Holiday cover 2010

2010/2011 Holiday Issue El Calendario de Todos Santos

December 19th Baseball Tournament

Dan Binetti, manager of the local Coldwell Banker real estate office, is spearheading a softball tournament pitting local Mexicans against foreigners. I hope to be there to take photos. Here’s the info direct from Dan:

“Softball Tournament”: On December 19th we will be having a Softball Tournament in the Todos Santos Baseball Stadium. The Mexican Local teams are excited and theExtranjeros (Foreigners) had their first practice this past Monday. Although most of the players have not been actively involved in Softball for some time, there was a good turn out with lots of energy and some sore bodies the following day! On the 19th, the tournament will start at 9:00 a.m. and last all day with plenty of food and beverage, all proceeds will be going to the building of the “Gruta de San Jose”, next to the Todos Santos Church in downtown, so come and enjoy the fun. There is even a rumor going around that Santa will be at the event.

The “Gruta de San Jose” is the Saint Joseph Grotto that I posted about previously.


Funny thing about those whales, they seem to prefer Pescadero to Las Tunas. In the Todos Santos area, La Poza consistently seems to have the most whale visits but not so in Las Tunas. They have been sighting whales in Pescadero since early to mid October but only this week did I see my first here in Las Tunas. I have no idea why, but that’s the way it is.

That said, there are many whales around so get to your favorite beach and enjoy the view.