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Friday, December 30, 2011

Travelogue: Part 2 -- Todos Santos

Todos Santos, "El Pueblo Magico", is on the Pacific coast of the Baja, about 50 miles from La Paz. We bussed over there one day.

In 1976, Don Felder, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey penned the song, "Hotel California." It's been said that a hostel of that name in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, provided the inspiration for the title, at least. One can imagine that after a trip down Mexico's Highway 1 and driving into Todos Santos dog-tired, it could have happened that way. Wikipedia doesn't mention that story.

But just in case, here's a shot of the Hotel California. "Todos Santos" translates to "All Saints," but I'm sure you knew that.

Red Snapper, fresh from the Pacific.

All Saints Pharmacy, "because your economics and well-being is held foremost."

A couple of sculptures of scrap metal.

It's said that Santa Claus refills in Todos Santos.