Monthly Archives: May 2011

Summer 2011 Issue El Calendario de Todos Santos Posted Online Today

I am just now finishing posting the Summer 2011 issue of El Calendario de Todos Santos. This issue covers the months of June through October and features Vincent Lamote as the artist of the month. Vincent is a young new artist, son of Frieda (owner of Galeria Indigo) and Dany (head chef at Hotel California.) Vincent’s art has come a long way in the last 2 years and the experienced artists in town have taken him under their collective wings.

This issue also has a story about the Fiestas Tradicionales (October Festival del Pilar) in Todos Santos that celebrate the founding of the town. The story is written by Chloe Johnson with photos by her sister Vivian Johnson. They hail from Portland but visit frequently.

Click the cover image below to view the issue.

Enjoy!

Cover Summer 2011 El Calendario de Todos Santos

Summer 2011 El Calendario de Todos Santos

New Video On Toxic Mining

This just came my way. It’s about open pit mining in Argentina and Baja Sur. It’s in Spanish but you can follow most of it if you have any Spanish at all. The Todos Santos part begins around 12 minutes into the video. It features Elena Moreno, Niparaja and ex-ejido head, Antonio Aviles. Worth a look.

“MinerĂ­a a Cielo Abieto” from Quaayaip on Vimeo.

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Siesta, What Siesta!

According to the Washington Post, Mexicans work the longest hours of anyone else in the world. Surprising isn’t it? Better not judge that siesta book by the cover.

Siesta, What Siesta!

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Use Common Sense and Visit Mexico

True, the drug smuggling border areas of Mexico are under seige. But the media and US government would have you believe the entire country is too dangerous to visit and beyond redemption. Not so!

Christine Delsol brings her level headed perspective to the topic of visiting Mexico.

Risk In Visiting Mexico Is Low, If You Take Care

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Christine Delsol (SF Gate) Explores the East Cape

Christine Delsol writes some of the best stories about Baja Sur. She has often written of Todos Santos and other Pacific side destinations but I believe this is the first I have found covering the East Cape. It’s well done and worth the time to read.

Escape to The East Cape of Baja California Sur

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Seven Ghosts Indo Tidal Bore Discovery

This entry isn’t about Todos Santos Baja at all, it’s about surfing! Check the link below for more videos and info about the most amazing river waves ever seen. (Thanks to Bill and Bruce Kramer for the links!)

Seven Ghosts

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Tribal Music and Pointy Boots

Honestly I have been avoiding posting about this. I first read about the pointy boots a couple of weeks ago and it was curious but I held off. Now I found a great video and just have to share it with you all. It pretty much tells all about the boots and the music that seems to have given them birth. Wonder how long before we start to see these styles here in Todos Santos Baja? Enjoy!

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