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ENSENADA'S SAVORY SEAFOOD CONNECTION

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http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/18/26397/ I have to admit that finding a good place to enjoy great seafood in Ensenada is about as difficult as finding prime grade steak in Omaha, Nebraska. But, no matter where you happen to dine, there always seems to ...

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THE BAJA PANGA: Fishing the Old Fashioned Way!

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jun/07/47014/ It is sometimes a bit of a surprise to English speaking visitors to Vonny’s Fleet panga camp in Punta Banda when they first encounter its owner, Ivan Villarino; although he is 100% ‘Mexicano puro’, he communicates with the fluidity ...

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Baja’s Big Game

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/11/41548/ An abundance of great angling opportunities exist around the entire Baja peninsula, but a few of them can be a little remote and a bit difficult to access from many of the major tourist centers. Nowhere is this truer ...

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The Magical Islands of La Paz

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Over the centuries, Baja Sur’s capitol city of La Paz has been a virtual magnet for missionaries, pearl divers, pirates, tourists and retirees. But some of this region’s most stunning scenery, both above and below the water’s surface, lies just ...

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ARTISINAL SAUSAGE & DELI MEATS SOUTH OF THE BORDER

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/18/26397/ Before I go any further, let me assure you that I truly believe chorizo, when made with the best of ingredients, is one of the world’s tastiest sausages. But having said that, I must also admit that living in ...

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GRINGO GRABS BAJA GOLD MEDAL

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/sep/09/31169/ Jay Dworsky, an American ex-pat living in the Ensenada, is a fledgling winemaker who’s dense and velvety smooth 2010 Petit Verdot, Merengue, neatly snatched a gold medal at the 2012 Concurso Internacional Wine Expo and Competition that was recently ...

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Baja’s Tantalizing Taste of Tuscany

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/18/26397/ Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe and San Antonio de las Minas lie only a few miles north of the city of Ensenada, and are rife with wine producers that grow many of the popular varietals that are native to the ...

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A TALE OF TWO LEGENDS

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A legendary annual tradition that literally connects two prominent cities in Baja and southern California takes place again on April 27, 2012; and this year, it celebrates its 65th anniversary. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/23/23333/ Since the original concept was born back in 1947, ...

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Great Gringo Food Near Baja Beach

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/13/22809/ Ensenada offers a welcome, virtually year round venue for a sunny Baja getaway for travelers and beachgoers. And, after a great day out on the sandy shore, what might sound better than a thick, juicy cheeseburger loaded with condiments ...

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ISLA CEDROS: AN EXOTIC ISLAND ADVENTURE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

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How would you like to travel back in time and pay a visit to southern California as it was over a century ago? Imagine the unspoiled desert vistas, soaring mountains, and a Pacific Ocean that was teeming with fish, lobster, ...

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DOIN' VINE! The Story of Baja Norte's Valle Guadalupe Wine Country

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/mar/22/21362/ A warmer and sunnier than average winter season in 2012 has been the barer of good news for the wine producers in Baja Norte’s Valle de Guadalupe, which lies just a few miles to the northeast of Ensenada. Many ...

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TURNABOUT: BAJA’S EXPANDING MIDDLE CLASS

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Forbes magazine has just released its annual list of billionaires, and you may be a bit surprised at who ended up in first place. The richest man in the world is actually Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, with total assets ...

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ANGELS ON YOUR SHOULDER

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As summer approaches, one nagging question that seems to bother many stateside motorists planning on driving into Baja California is ‘What will happen if my car breaks down along some desolate stretch of highway?’ Needless to say, there are many ...

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ENSENADA’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ‘MEGA MIXER’ A SMASHING SUCCESS!

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During an era when some people wonder if it is still safe to travel in Baja California, it was refreshing to witness the throngs of visiting Americans, ex-pats and local residents that packed themselves into Ensenada’s Riviera Del Pacifico conference ...

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MEXICO REMOVES AMBIGUITY REGARDING SPORTFISHING VISA REGULATIONS

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Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego Press Release # 06/2012 March 12th, 2012 REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER MEXICO FOR RECREATIONAL SPORTSFISHING ACTIVITIES In order to respond to recent requests for information regarding the procedures to be followed, and the permits ...

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GREAT SOUTH OF THE BORDER FLAVOR FROM A GASLAMP FAVORITE

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Call it ceviche, seviche, or cebiche. But no matter which of these similar sounding names that you assign to this Latin American specialty, it still translates to a festival of fresh and provocative flavors that simultaneously burst forth upon your ...

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San Felipe: Their festival is shrimply delicious!

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/aug/27/30311/ Early each November, the residents of San Felipe get a chance to toot their own horn with their now famous Shrimp Festival, offering a shrimp tasting competition, art exhibits, awards and mariachis. The upcoming event in 2012 should be ...

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Baja's Bolubaise

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SOPA SIETE MARES (Baja’s 7 seas soup) La Cocina Mexicana or ‘the Mexican Kitchen’ sits at the very heart of Baja culture. The family remains supreme throughout Mexico, and it is the kitchen that fuels the family. Although larger cities ...

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ENJOY DELICIOUS BAJA LINGCOD WITH A MEDITERRANEAN FLAIR!

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Although it is neither a ‘ling’ nor a ‘cod’, the Pacific lingcod is found all the way from the chilly waters of Alaska down the coast to Punta San Carlos in Baja California. While it’s large, primeval head and viciously ...

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This Summer, Visit the Panga Camps of Baja Norte

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The Mexican government has gone to great trouble and expense to insure that the picturesque toll road linking Tijuana with the Ensenada is kept in as good, and often better shape than many highways found north of the border. Travelers ...

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