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Baja California Sur: reflections after a great trip through Mexico

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Flying over the immense Mexico City

We travel to meet people. Every day I have it clearer. If the initial goal in travel is to discover new landscapes, kick unknown cities or enjoy the cuisine of the area, the final note of a trip will not be subject only to the places discovered but to the people we have met during the trip and impact they have left in our wake. And if I have to take note of my recent trip to Baja California Sur in Mexico, I can only give it a remarkable. And very tall.

After two weeks in a row traveling through Istanbul and Romania, with hardly any time to rest on the sofa at home between travel and travel, he embarked on a new flight to cross the puddle and put his feet and cogote under the Mexican sun, specifically in the region of Baja California Sur.

I prepared the backpack in just 20 minutes, with six kilos on my back and, with more stress than emotion, I went to the AVE station where JD, author of the blog Travel, eat and love with whom I was going to enjoy a week was waiting for me traveling through Mexico thanks to the invitation offered by the tourist office of Baja California Sur and the Aeromexico airline. After the AVE came a long flight from Madrid on the 13-hour plane that left us in the huge capital of the country.

Sunset on the east coast of Baja California Sur

Baja California turned out to be a much more surprising destination than imagined. Just frequented by Spaniards - most tourists from the area come from North America - people welcomed us with a warm welcome. Our particular accent with details such as / zenizero / or the inevitable use of the verb "catch" became as exotic for locals as for us could be the jaibas with papaloquelite sauce.

Small details of this type are ideal for conversations and get closer to the daily life of the locals. And it is those moments that sometimes seem far from the most transcendental of a trip, such as starting to play the lottery in the middle of the town square, sharing a laugh with the girls at the gas station that became authentic for a moment car wash girls just for us, chat with owners of small food stalls on the road ... It is those moments precisely - although at the beginning we think that they are moving away from the fundamentals - that finally end up increasing the final grade of the trip and bringing us a good smile back to home.

Beach in Todos Santos

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