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Last week on our second day in Los Cabos, we ended up at the Monuments Beach to hit the waves in our own style. This is when I snapped beautiful sunset photos while boys were getting swim trunks full of sand. Boys have never jumped in such of magnitude waves and they were thrilled. Monuments Beach is located just a few miles from downtown Cabo and is known as a small surfer’s beach. You gotta be an experienced surfer as there are quite a few rocks around. Monuments…
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Santa Maria Beach is a 5 minute drive from our condo in Los Cabos, Mexico. This side of Pacific Ocean is quite rocky with high waves making sheltered beaches, like Santa Maria, with calm waters and white sand a true gift for kids and snorkelling. We arrived in our van around 9AM before the tour boats with crowds of tourists. At first, water is every cold this time of the year but after about 20 minutes standing waist deep I gave in and got used to it, especially once…
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Renting a condo versus staying at an all-inclusive resort means we have to do our own cooking. I’m still deciding how I feel about it because the last thing I want to do on vacation is to cook. But this time I had no choice because we came down to Mexico for a month versus traditional week or two at the resort, it was my sacrifice. We have a van that we rent from our condo’s owners, so we can go out. It is definitely a must with…
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To get a full picture, you can read about our decision to travel to Mexico for longer than a week in an all-inclusive resort and about our first days in Los Cabos. Last night we went to the surfer’s beach. While all 3 boys, big and small, were jumping in the waves and stuffing pockets with sand, I snapped about 50 photos of about 20 stages of sunset in Los Cabos within an hour. You will be grateful I am sharing only 4 or 5. It is a full moon and…
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Hola from beautiful sunny Los Cabos, Mexico! It is +29C and never ending sunny forecast with a refreshing breeze (no need for AC – yay), and at home, in Vancouver, it is snowing. We made it here safe and sound, and are slowly adjusting to a new pace of life, which is completely weird compared to craziness at home, and I’m just popping in for an update. If you don’t know, we went to live in Mexico for a month. Life is short, make every day count. After…
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I have been dreaming of writing this post since October, as soon as we booked our place. And here I am, sitting in my car at the hockey rink’s parking lot, on the last day of February, listening to cars passing by in a slush and thinking that in a week I will finally get away from snow, and will be falling asleep listening to waves. We had a horrendous winter full of snow in place of usual PNW rain, and I swear I will never complain of…
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Here is the truth – I used to wear shorts and jeans size 3 and 5. A few years ago, when I was working out 4-5 times a week and eating high protein and low carb diet. 2 years ago when I stopped dieting (yes, keep reading) and started eating complex carbs and generally enjoy life while still leading a clean eating lifestyle, I slowly gained a few lbs. I’m not sure how much because I do not own a scale. I’m honestly scared for numbers to rule…
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Since we are leaving on a month long tropical adventure in a few days, I’m trying not to grocery shop and use up everything I have. In a very long list of draft recipes (about 100) I had this chocolate coconut bread I tested a few years back and since have abandoned. I remember it turned out very moist but texture needed work. Kids have busy week of sports, so I needed fuel snacks, desperately. Healthy chocolate bread made with a can of coconut milk to the rescue, yep….
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I’m not the one to make sushi at home. I’m quite creative and frugal when it comes to food, but sushi – we go out for, especially in Vancouver, the best American made sushi I ever had are here. Miso soup, I want to talk to you about making an easy miso soup with meatballs. It is so damn ridiculously simple recipe and has about 10 shades of flavour. And to make it clear – we are talking about the miso soup without dashi or fish sauce, and…
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Friday Night Dinner: I completely forgot to take a picture of my Friday night dinner, you will have to use your imagination. I attempted a yellow curry in a slow cooker with venison. It was delicious but somehow didn’t turn out yellow at all like in Thai restaurants. Thai Kitchen’s yellow curry paste didn’t even look yellow from the start. I think I need to use authentic Thai paste. Any ideas, guys? We served curry with jasmine brown rice and steamed frozen vegetables. And 2 glasses of wine. Saturday…
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