Chilli, Skulls & Tequila


Iconic Baja California, surrounded by the pounding Pacific Ocean and crystal calm Sea of Cortez, is an isolated and proud land woven together by ancient myths, legends and amazing true stories.

Biker author Zoë Cano captures the spirit of this beautiful, awe-inspiring and intriguing place on a solo 3,000-mile adventure ‘on the roads less travelled’, encountering a myriad of surprises along the way.

She quickly falls under its magical spell and discovers the authentic and unique side of Baja and its people, who are so culturally diverse and proudly different from the rest of Mexico.

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The landscapes are extreme, sometimes unforgiving, but always spellbinding; rich fertile valleys merge into arid cacti-strewn deserts, mountains melt into forests, and the wildest beaches and bays are home to the richest diversity of marine life.

Reflecting life out on the road, Zoë also digs up a treasure trove of her other travel story gems and cleverly intertwines them with this story.

This is the latest of her excellent travel books, following on from Bonneville Go or Bust and Southern Escapades, and like the previous two it just makes you want to get out there and explore. Warning – reading this book will bring on your wanderlust!

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