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International Incident Party: Mexican breakfast

Costa Baja Resort, La PazThis month’s International Incident Party theme – Mexican Breakfasts – could not have come at a better time…

Why? Because I just happen to be in La Paz, Baja California Sur in Mexico, on a sponsored TweetUp for the Mexico Tourism Board organised by the amazing folks at Ogilvy. I know, I know, life’s tough but someone has to do the hard work LOL!

I didn’t have time to make a Mexican breakfast this month, having only been home for three full days since I got back from France – then I was off to Vancouver and only home for a day before I came to La Paz. Since we’re staying at the fabulous Costa Baja Resort, there are a number of dining options so in the past couple of days I did some research to check out the Mexican breakfasts on offer…

Breakfast by the pool is buffet-style – some typical choices with some Mexican add-ins…

Yup, there’s the ubiquitous beans on the bottom right there!

Wonderful fruits, smoothies and yoghurts…

And a fabulous choose your own omelette add-ins bar!

After a long day’s travel the day before, I loaded up on fresh fruits and proteins, to get ready for a busy day out on the ocean, snorkeling with sea-lions, kayaking, learning how to make authentic ceviche and watching dolphins at play! Yup, Fun Baja know how to show us tweeps a good time!

The following day, before heading out to Todos Santos, a few of us tried out the nearby Beach Club for an à la carte breakfast…

Above, fresh juice with an ocean background and French toast with papaya and bacon…

Huevos Rancheros with beans and potato cake…

Eggs Benedict, Mexican-style.

So yeah, I have been spoiled for IIP this month – not only did I not have to cook but I got to enjoy it in beautiful La Paz, Mexico.

Rest assured more posts will be forthcoming on this trip. In the meantime, check out my Flickr set for We Visit Mexico.

Don’t forget to check out what everyone else bought to the party….

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40 Responses to International Incident Party: Mexican breakfast

  1. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz August 27, 2011 at 21:56 #

    Wow, what a way to get away with not doing a challenge but still being spot on ;-) Enjoy your time there and bring us back some authentic recipes!

  2. cat August 27, 2011 at 22:02 #

    what a fantastic promotion – and you are a terrific representative having had such a lovely vacation in mexico earlier this year! so glad you’re enjoying yourself and having a nice little last hurrah before school starts! enjoy lots of that delicious looking tropical fruit before you leave. :)

  3. Shirley August 27, 2011 at 22:26 #

    Wow I’d love that too eat a breakfast that I’ve not cooked and especially one like this. Enjoy

  4. Curt August 27, 2011 at 22:32 #

    I was surprised I didn’t see Chorizo in the eggs. But maybe that’s more Tex-Mex style.

  5. Maya August 27, 2011 at 23:18 #

    Mardi, how funky that you got to eat REAL Mexican breakfasts, several of them too! Snorkelling while tweeting…such a hard life you have. :-) Let’s trade places for a day!

  6. penny aka jeroxie August 27, 2011 at 23:47 #

    mexican benedict?? Yum… I can’t go to Mexico. Shall have to make do here in Melbourne then. Enjoy your holiday babe!

  7. The Culinary Lens August 28, 2011 at 06:57 #

    So cool for you.Of all of this interesting stuff my favorite has to be the Mexican take on Eggs Benedict..

  8. Liz August 28, 2011 at 08:36 #

    Can I be YOU????? Please :)

  9. Jackie August 28, 2011 at 08:45 #

    I’ve totally been craving Mexican food lately. I think it’s because my Mexican friend in San Antonio was horrified that I’d never really had proper Mexican food and so took me to all of his family’s favourite places when I was in town and I. Was. Hooked. That “eggs benedict” up above is totally calling my name… also I find it funny that you call that a “potato cake” – it’s a hash brown! ;)

    You’ve been a regular little travelling bunny lately, haven’t you? I hope you’ve been looking after yourself and not burning it too hard, though! So glad that you’ve been enjoying yourself around the world, though =)

    Jax x

  10. Mr. Neil August 28, 2011 at 09:23 #

    Interesting to now see Baja through the “eyes” of those who only stay in resorts, unlike the usual mode of travel Mardi and I would choose…

    Hey – where’s the cerveza? Or northern Baja wine? ;-)

  11. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. August 28, 2011 at 12:07 #

    Wow, what a spread! I love the Mexican benedict. Looks like you are having a great time!

  12. Lindsey August 28, 2011 at 15:29 #

    How awesome that you got to go on this! You may not have had time to readjust after France but I’d rather be in your shoes than mine :)

  13. Paula August 28, 2011 at 15:34 #

    Is it just me or does food look so much more appetizing when served in a beautiful locale?

    Enjoy the rest of your stay in Mexico Mardi.

  14. Yuri August 28, 2011 at 18:40 #

    Wow you lucky girl! I’ve never been to Mexico, dying to visit some day :) how funny that for the time of this challenge you are IN Mexico having true mexican breakfasts… Enjoy!

  15. Eliot August 28, 2011 at 20:41 #

    What a life! To say I am envious would be an understatement. Cudos to you—-Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

  16. Mr. Neil August 29, 2011 at 06:47 #

    kudos

    ( ;-) )

  17. Bren August 29, 2011 at 13:15 #

    oh girl! breakfasts in Mexico are amazing! And, i’ll be enjoying some this week! I had no idea you were working with MexicoToday! How fantastic! Have fun with that! I know a lot of the cool chicas in it, too!

  18. Stephanie - The Travel Chica August 30, 2011 at 21:14 #

    I love all the fresh fruit at the buffets in Mexican resorts.

  19. bridget {bake at 350} August 31, 2011 at 08:11 #

    Um, how fun is that?!?!

  20. K A B L O O E Y September 2, 2011 at 21:59 #

    What?! No chilaquiles? That is my favorite Mexican breakfast. But the fruit and bacon look pretty good too…

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