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Why Paradero Hotel Should Be Next on Your Bucket List

Surrounded by breathtaking desert landscapes, Paradero Hotel is a luxury oasis designed by Rubén Valdez and Yashar Yektajo in Mexico’s Baja California Sur. Located on a five-acre plot in Todos Santos, it’s where the ocean meets the mountains, and fields of farmland span as far as the eye can see. What better place to check out and escape the hustle and bustle for a few days?

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La Calavera Catrina: Mexico’s Lady of the Dead

Often referred to as the Grande Dame of Death, La Calavera Catrina (the “elegant skull”)—or, simply, La Catrina—is frequently seen throughout the streets of Mexico during the Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, celebrations. You’ve likely seen the face before: an eerie meld of macabre and charm; fear and poise. But from where did this deathly figure emerge? What does she stand for? And why has she become such a ubiquitous part of Mexican culture?