Tag Archive: San Felipe

Jan 14

Star Status in San Felipe

Typical tourist fare in San Felipe.  They have a whole street of this... but no tourists

Ghost Town When I rode into San Felipe, my first impression was that it was tourist town, just without the tourists.  It’s a little bit surreal as all the artisan, souvenir, and knick-knack shops are still open and there are still the guys wandering around trying to sell you “Aztec” silver jewelry or cheap sunglasses, …

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Jan 12

The Desert and the Oasis

Looking out across a salt flat in the "shadow" of Picacho del Diablo.

My 300km journey from Ensenada to San Felipe took four days and already Baja California has delivered on all my expectations.  You want desolate empty stretches of road crossing vast expanses of desert?  You got it.  You want tumbleweeds blowing across the road (yes, they actually exist!)? Then, you got it.  You want crazy cacti …

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Jan 07

Early days in Mexico

Fish Tacos.  HAHA you are SO jealous right now!

Just walk right in. Quite possibly the easiest, most unsecured border crossing in the world is crossing on foot from the US to Mexico at the Tijuana crossing.  You just walk right in.  There are no guards, no guns, no dogs, no queues and no passport controls.  There isn’t even a guy to nonchalantly wave …

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