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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 10:08 AM


Last morning
Was woken at 6:15am by a woman with a microphone yelling nonstop with AC/DC and Guns n Roses blasting in the background for some race

Ugh

Followed by proud graduates taking pics :)


then got ready for trip to airport
Drove down, stopped in Todos to walk around a bit then to airport, turned in rental car and then to airport.

Had two bad experiences with American Airlines, going down and returning, they overbooked both directions and were bumping 17 people on both flights. I was to be bumped until the next day but worked it to get on the plane. Again. Ugh..what a mess
Back home, my dog was the most excited to see me! Lol



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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 10:12 AM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Thank you for sharing your photos, Khaleesi!

Thanks David, you’re always so friendly!
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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 10:15 AM


I’ll add some more pics and update accommodations thread with hotel pics I took later
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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 10:20 AM


The two biggest lessons I learned on this trip was I need to learn Spanish a heck of a lot better, anyone done Rosetta Stone tapes?, amd to not mention you’re there alone.

AK gringo, I went out to Tecolate amd past to look for the road to your secret beach but after looking at the condition of the road and what I was driving, a VW Jetta or gol it was called, I didn’t want to risk a flat tire or worse while being there alone.
A future trip for sure, thank you!

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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 11:14 AM


I guess that is the last time I will recommend M California, what a letdown.

You can learn a LOT of Spanish for free on duo-lingo. My husband uses it. His Spanish has improved dramatically.

Glad you were safe and are home sound.




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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 02:52 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
I guess that is the last time I will recommend M California, what a letdown.

You can learn a LOT of Spanish for free on duo-lingo. My husband uses it. His Spanish has improved dramatically.

Glad you were safe and are home sound.

Several people love it there. I don’t know what went on in my case but oh well. The wait staff was super young, like 14 yrs old young so maybe they didn’t know what to do? It was a cute place.
I myself would go again. I really think the wait staff was new and very young, maybe because school just got out?

Thank you for the duo-lingo red. I’ll look it up and get going on my lessons.





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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 06:20 PM


No worries as I will be sure to check it out soon and report back.

Although when you check their reviews you will find the # 1 complaint is poor service...

I'd rather have poor service any day then bad food !
But waiting 1 1/2 hours is just push'n it too far ....




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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 08:23 PM


where is "La Fuente"?



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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 08:24 PM


Nice report. How did the car rental go, I have had less then good luck renting in Cabo! Rosetta Stone is $$$ and there are a lot of fakes out there. There are a lot of free app's that are pretty good, I use Pimsleur Spanish that I got cheap on Craig's list, It's been a big help and easy to fit into my hour commute.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 09:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
where is "La Fuente"?


La Fuente is the ice cream shop with the polka dot painted trees on the Malecón in La Paz. Across from the light house at the entrance to the large pier.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2019 at 11:25 PM


Was woken at 6:15am by a woman with a microphone yelling nonstop with AC/DC and Guns n Roses blasting i

I wouldn’t mind waking up to “You shook me all night long” by AC DC and “Sweet child of mine” by Guns and Roses. That would get you up and going.
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[*] posted on 6-7-2019 at 07:00 AM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
where is "La Fuente"?

On the Malecon, close to La Perla.
The place that has the trees painted like the Dr Seuss book with the spots like LancairDriver said.



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Quote: Originally posted by advrider  
Nice report. How did the car rental go, I have had less then good luck renting in Cabo! Rosetta Stone is $$$ and there are a lot of fakes out there. There are a lot of free app's that are pretty good, I use Pimsleur Spanish that I got cheap on Craig's list, It's been a big help and easy to fit into my hour commute.

Thank you for the tip on apps. I often have an hour commute both ways and will definitely look into this along with Blanca’s duo language tip.
Car rental was beyond easy, I use Antonio at Cactus Car rental.
Flat fee that includes everything you need and no pushing for extras. I was in the car within minutes and when I returned I just showed up and was done as well. I’ve used him on the past. Highly recommend. Tons of new cars of all classes.
Just email him and he gets back to you within an hour with your flat fee quote.

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[*] posted on 6-7-2019 at 07:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by LancairDriver  
Was woken at 6:15am by a woman with a microphone yelling nonstop with AC/DC and Guns n Roses blasting i

I wouldn’t mind waking up to “You shook me all night long” by AC DC and “Sweet child of mine” by Guns and Roses. That would get you up and going.

Omg! Lol
I know, it was actually songs I loved but dang, the woman yelling into the microphone I didn’t love.
The music part was nice and that ac/dc song can be appropriate! Lol wasn’t this time though
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[*] posted on 6-7-2019 at 08:18 AM


Great report Susanna, welcome back to SLO town!



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Quote: Originally posted by boe4fun  
Great report Susanna, welcome back to SLO town!

Thank you. Was such a short trip centered around relaxing that I don’t have much to report.


Ohhh..one last thing, the humidity in Cabo was crazy. Must be from all the storms flooding middle America but it was pretty bad flying in and out of SJD.
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[*] posted on 6-8-2019 at 12:21 PM


Blanca, I started Duo Lingo today. I’ll have to look into the other apps as well but got that one for now.
One problem I have with Spanish is coming up with the right words to respond because I took French for 11 years and my head thinks of French responses which is confusing. Wish I had taken Spanish, kicking myself for that.
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[*] posted on 6-9-2019 at 08:35 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
Last morning
Was woken at 6:15am by a woman with a microphone yelling nonstop with AC/DC and Guns n Roses blasting in the background for some race

Ugh



La Paz officials have attracted or created so many events now that weekends are no longer the quiet part of the week.
This Sunday Malecon activities (music and announcer) could be heard 20(!) blocks away (Ave Catolica).
Imagine you bought a house in a peaceful neighborhood a few blocks from the Malecon looking forward to quiet weekends. Bad luck!
Imagine you stay in one of the downtown hotels expecting a relaxing Sunday. Ha!





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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 08:06 AM


Just now seeing this. Awesome report and pics!



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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 02:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  

Thank you for the tip on apps. I often have an hour commute both ways
I just installed DuoLingo and played with it about 45 minutes-- it requires a lot keyboard interaction and seems inappropriate if one's commute is actually driving.

Blanca, you said Les is using it with good results; how is he working on his pronunciation? That's a facet of these computer-based programs that I can't understand... and a part of second language acquisition I think gets way too little focus. Few Gringos manage to ever even approach native pronunciation, and I personally think that's achievable.


I will use a different app for any commute listening.

My kids said I was saying everything like it was French when they overheard me, lol

Thanks Bubba :)
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