The Baja California peninsula in Mexico is the gorgeous strip of land separating the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean, full of cactus forests, otherworldly scenery and charming people. I travelled the winding and beautiful Highway 1 from the Cabo airport to the tiny town of Todos Santos alone, and in an awful rental car, bottoming out in potholes left and right and constantly worrying if I was still on the right road. The entire trip and drive seem like a dreamy chapter of my life that I still can't wrap my head around. It was a trip planned for two, but it snagged on an expired passport, and left me travelling abroad alone for the first time in my life. It was a voyage of new friends and self discovery that still seems like some adventure I read about in a fictitious book.