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. This is the most recent story and describes their experiences as they enter La Paz and then on to their rental home in La Ventana, Baja California Sur.
As you progress south on Highway 1 in Baja, you know you’re starting to enter La Paz because, just like in any other part of the world I’ve visited, as you enter a more densely populated area, the road adds lanes on your side, in this case, from one, to two, and then, eventually to three.
The first major thing you see when you arrive driving south on Highway 1 into La Paz is… Wal-Mart. So we had driven 842 miles into Baja from Mexicali to La Paz, experienced beautiful beaches we previously didn’t even know existed, seen both the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, stayed overnight in a yurt, drove 20 + miles on unimproved road, braved the terror of passing semis on a road with almost no shoulder or guardrails, all to arrive… at Wal-Mart.
This Wal-Mart looked strange for two reasons…
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