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Loreto

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  • Day68

    Rolling

    November 14, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Once again, we got up with a gorgeous sunrise. That's the best part of traveling on the East side of Baja! We then started into a pretty scenic, but also very exhausting day of cycling. The route first passed some nice bays, before it went further inland again where it got more mountainous. The most exhausting part was the rolling road. We went up and down all the time and soon stopped counting all the hills we crossed. Plus, there were no shops on the way, so we couldn't buy anything for lunch. So when we got to Loreto, we were so tired that we decided to stay in town instead of going further to a beach. It was a good decision as the city has some nice colonial style buildings, restaurants, live music and a seafront.Read more

  • Day8

    Pizza n Chips...on the pizza

    February 13 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    13th February. Pizza with chips (on the pizza). Loreto.

    Our meal out was meant to be in a traditional place that has no menu and just serves you up whatever the lady of the house is putting together that day. It turned out to be closed. I was a bit disappointed as I was looking forward to an opportunity to experiment and get inquisitive. Our alternative turned out to be an ok pizza (with chips on it?!)- our first non Mexican food we've eaten (out-with our truck, Spud)- but it took an hour to arrive by which time any notion of a nice romantic meal was starting to slide into tiredness, as it was past our standard bedtime or 8pm.

    In Latin America, when it comes to pizza, and maybe even cooking in general, the concept of 'less is more' isn't particularly well understood or practised. So, in the case of pizza, excess cheese is an issue. Yet, we never seemed to bloody learn before. Better now, as we're rarely eating food that isn't traditional for the place we're in.

    A theme that's underpinning my current thinking of how principles such as 'less is more' might translate into whatever I do down the line, is refinement. I like the idea of taking authentic dishes and, whilst keeping them authentic regards flavour profile and, to an extent, texture, improving elements to turn out a more precise product with more distinction in the elements. The test that it should still pass is that someone from the place would still be able to recognise and connect with the dish and see it as a respectful nod. It has to be close enough to the original as well, because I want to be able to say, with integrity, that what I am serving is a real slice of the place. Authenticity is the differentiator that has the power to create an opportunity at home in the UK with Latin American cookery, but precision is what can take it to the next level, should that be the kind of product I decide I want to create. Ask most people what they think of when you say Mexican cuisine, and it'll probably be Fajitas, or other more Tex Mex varietals. I can't wait to serve people Mole, the rich and massively varied sauce from Oaxaca with all it's complex spices and chocolate (in some cases).
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  • Day200

    Loretto

    December 2, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    So we finally tore ourselves away from the utterly gorgeous beaches and drove an hour down to the town of Loretto, and set up in LA Riveriera RV park. It was really nice to have hot showers and wifi again! We had an incredible pizza (again now one of life's luxuries) and that evening we went down to Augie's, which has a daily happy hour(s) and polished off a few Negra Modelos.

    The next day we made the most of the internet and caught up on the world and with the family. The big adventure of the day was a visit to the supermarket, and we're so happy to find decent food shops at last, with good choice at great prices ($7 scotch anyone?). We couldn't resist going back to Augie's for $1 beers with free snacks and then we ate in a nice non-touristy restaurant in town.

    We were supposed to be leaving the next day but we found it hard to so ended up exploring the lovely old town in with a mission church from 1697, before trawling the tourist shops. Guess what - we ended up at Augie's again! We met a guy from the camp site there and had the most wierd night at a late night tacqueria, with an incredible Mexican chef who grew up in the states, and had fish & prawn tacos to die for!

    We eventually ripped ourselves away from this lovely little town, but not before a MASSIVE breakfast burrito at the same place as last night.
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  • Day5

    Loreto Mexico

    January 11, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ 🌬 23 °C

    Loreto was a great surprise to us. Unlike any location that we had ever seen in Mexico. Clean with lovely people who did not push themselves on you. We walked the safe streets and enjoyed wonderful weather and the Spanish environment.Read more

  • Day210

    Loreto Tag 2

    December 8, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Wir verbringen einen schönen Tag in der kleinen wunderschönen Stadt Loreto, genießen einen traumhaften Sonnenuntergang und verbringen einen lustigen Abend bei Tacos und Buros mit den Belgiern Grisi & Dan.Read more

  • Day209

    Ankunft in Loreto

    December 7, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Unsere Vorräte sind jetzt komplett aufgebraucht, kein Wasser, keine Lebensmittel und kein Bargeld mehr. Mit neuer handgefertigter Decke die Anja mit unserem letzten Geld unbedingt kauften musste, geht es in das nächste kleine Städtchen. 😅

    Wir sind gleich total begeistert! Es ist ein kleiner gemütlicher Ort mit viel Charme.
    Unser Campingplatz für die Nacht befindet sich mitten im der erstaunlich ruhigen Zentrum. Klein, schlicht und trotzdem sehr liebevoll geführt und seid langem mal wieder mit heißer Dusche ohne Zeitlimit 🤩...für uns der schönste Campingplatz seid langem!

    Ok Auto parken und alles erledigen. Das war mal wieder nichts..... dafür hatten wir einen unglaublich schönen, lustigen, feuchtfröhlichen Abend mit unseren Campnachbarn. Das war viel besser! 😄
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  • Day41

    Loreto (17.000 Einwohner)

    April 30, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Erstmals habe ich den Pazifik auf der anderen Seite der langgestreckten Halbinsel (Golf von Kalifornien) gesehen. Die Wellen sind viel kleiner und überall tauchen kleine Badebuchten auf, an die man über schlechte Strassen kommt. Zu dieser Jahreszeit sind die Strände kaum besucht. An einsamen Stränden sind auch Pelikane zu sehen. Landschaftlich gefällt mir diese Seite gut, wären da nicht der Gegenwind, die zermürbenden Steigungen, und heute die hohen Temperaturen. Leider liegen die Verpflegungstationen sehr weit voneinander entfernt, genau gesagt 150 Kilometer. Mit den letzten Prozenten Akkuladung bin ich in Loreto angekommen. Dies ist die bis jetzt grösste Stadt auf der Halbinsel. Zum Ufer hin sieht der Ort schön aus, leider wurden einige Stadtbereiche gesperrt, um eine Veranstaltung nicht zu stören.
    Ich hatte mich die letzten 50 Kilometer immer über Motocross Räder gewundert. Um Loreto herum fand ein großes Motorradevent statt. Es wurden verschiedene Etappenabschnitte bewertet und der Zieleinlauf war hier an der Uferpromenade. Somit waren fast alle Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten ausgebucht. Weiterfahren mit leerem Akku kam für mich nicht in Frage. Mit Glück fand ich dann doch noch ein gemütliches Zimmer.
    Zwischen Muele und Loreto traf ich auf ein Ehepaar aus Frankreich, das das gleiche Endziel wie ich hat, aber dort im nächsten Jahr eintreffen will. Der Ehemann ist etwas über 40 Jahre alt und als ehemaliger Soldat schon pensioniert. Ich war erstaunt.
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  • Day139

    A Day in Loreto

    December 19, 2015 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    We camped just a few kms from Loreto, so rolled into town early in the day and caught up on our blog over a delicious breakfast at a cafe in the central square. Having gotten a few tips of sights to see in town we toured the historical buildings and harbour of this Pueblo Magico (magic village, a heritage designation). Unfortunately, the overcast skies didn't inspire much photography but we quite enjoyed this beautiful town.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Loreto, LTO, ロレト, 로레토, Лорето, 洛雷托

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