Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Sun, Sea, and a Few Bicycle Taxis

Cabo Style

We’ve just spent a week tanning our cans at the tip of Baja California. It’s been five years since my last visit. While a lot about Los Cabos has changed, many things remianed the same. The salsa is fresh, the smiles are big, and you’re always up for the sunrise.
Cabo is located on the tip of Baja California Sur. It falls below 28 degrees latitude and comprises over 28,000 square miles (accounting for 3.57% of Mexico’s land mass). The entire peninsula is over 800 miles long and is only 26 miles wide at its narrowest width. With a 2005 population of over 500,000, the state is known mainly for its fishing, agriculture, and tourism.
I made my first trip to Baja in 1993 when the area was on the fresh end of the tourist boom. I was a sophomore in college and nothing pleased me more than to bake in the sun and eat guacamole. Fifteen years and a lifetime of travel later I’ve returned to discover Cabo in a whole new light. I’m not sure if it’s the time that has passed or just a change in the way I travel. With a camera in hand, I traversed the city streets to try and capture the essence of everyday life. In the end, I found much of what I found on our global bicycle tour – people doing their thing, in their own unique environment.

Enjoy the photos,


Perry said...

Nice shots! I like the bouldering pics, and the (presumably) to-be-recycled beer bottles. Did you shoot with a sepia filter or do that in post-processing?

Perry said...

And the surfing shot... Huckin' air... oh my!

Anonymous said...

Well told. Really nice that you captured every day life in Cabo. I appreciate your zest for travel (and bicycling :)!

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