Follow Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van. Have you ever driven from the port in Mazatlan where the ferry disembarks, through back alleys, toll roads, mountain villages, and magnificent jungle, all while enjoying Italian opera and fresh coconut milk? If not, here’s what it’s like:
So there we were, in our van, after taking the Baja Ferry from La Paz and disembarking at the port at Mazatlán.
Given that we had just spent more than six weeks in the Baja California desert, even in the parking lot of the harbor in Mazatlán, we were struck by the profusion of plant life. Palm trees, vines, and other types of jungle shrubbery seemed to be growing everywhere, sometimes on top of each other, successfully utilizing any amount of even the smallest patch of what looked to be very rich soil and plenty of moisture. We couldn’t tell…
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