After one last night in Loreto and a visit to the Sunday morning farmer's market we jumped on a bus for La Paz. What was going to be two nights turned into four. This town is the biggest in Baja California del Sur and we enjoyed the restaurants, museums and theatre that go along with that. We also stayed at Baja B&B with a courtyard pool and hot tub, bougainvilla and hummingbirds, our own kitchen and al fresco dining table, not to mention some delicious breakfasts with our host Cecilia. There was another couple from Vancouver, Lori and Paul, renting an apartment from Cecilia for the winter.
First night was pizza and red wine at a picnic table outside the Italian restaurant El Forno. The next day was grocery shopping where we found a bakery with beautiful baked bread, the best we've had in Mexico which made for a delicious lunch back at the B&B. That night we went to the year end recital of a dance school. Latina chicitas belly dancing was definitely the highlight. The next day we shared a mole dish for lunch before visiting a spanish school where we learned about Christmas in Mexico, las Posadas and pinatas. Then to museums with photography and Baja natural history and onto an evening theatre performance by local university students. Unlike the afternoon lecture we didn't understand a thing, but it was an hour well spent nonetheless, topped off by crepes and beers on a street front terrace. Our last night in La Paz we joined a crowd outside the state government buildings for a Christmas performance by the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, a famous touring company from the mainland.