We had the good fortune of connecting with Paola Vazquez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Paola, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Since the pandemic, a lot of small and medium business have been very affected all over the world, but mostly in the regions were tourism is so important. I am a tax attorney, but also with this situation going, my routine changed completely; courts were closed and our clients were afraid, so my work just stopped.
I had to do something for me, for all the people around me, cheer us up and putting aside the hard time we were all passing through because of the pandemic.
So I began a Instagram account were I started to show through stories, pictures and videos my experiences in different places (restaurants, bars, coffee shops, hikes, outdoor activities) all in Baja, and my recommendations during this experiences.
In this way, we all could have some fun and also help a lot of business through this recommendations.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have practice tax law over the last 8 years. As I said before, when the pandemic started, courts were closed so work completely stopped. This made me create my blog, “Viviendo la Baja”, a lifestyle blog, where people can find any kind of reccomendatios of things to do in Baja, this seen by my experiences. Nowaday, I also work as the corporate lawyer of one of the most important real estate companies in Baja, Cosmopolitan Group, and has been a very hard but a great challenge to mantain this 2 responsabilities.
I want to show the world that you can achieve your goals; I have always wanted to do a lifestyle blog, but I thought this would not be compatible with my proffessional career, and now look!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, hanging out is my speciality. I would take them to dinner in Calle Revolución in Tijuana, where the caesar salad was invented, Caesars Restaurant.
After having dinner, I would take my friend bar hopping in this same iconic street in the city; we have a long list of craft beer places. The day after, I would have a wine tasting itinerary ready in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada. And we would end this day in Calle Primera in Ensenada.
The last day of the trip, I would take my friend to lunch a delicious lobster in Puerto Nuevo, Rosarito.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family and friends.