Chilli, Skulls & Tequila

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


non-fiction adventure travel – 329 pages with photographs

Iconic Baja California, surrounded by the pounding Pacific Ocean and crystal calm Sea of Cortez, is an isolated and proud land woven together by ancient myths, legends and amazing true stories.

Zoë captures the spirit of this beautiful, awe-inspiring and intriguing place on a solo 3 000 mile adventure “on the roads less travelled,” encountering a myriad of surprises along the way.

She quickly falls under its magical spell and discovers the authentic and unique side of Baja and its people, who are so culturally diverse and proudly different from the rest of Mexico.

The landscapes are extreme, sometimes unforgiving, but always spellbinding. Rich fertile valleys merge into arid cacti-strewn deserts. Mountains melt into forests and the wildest beaches and bays, home to the richest diversity of marine life.

Reflecting life “out on the road”, Zoë also digs up a treasure trove of her other travel story gems and cleverly intertwines them with this story.

“Zoë is the kind of traveller you’d want by your side, whether navigating in the middle of nowhere, communicating with people along the way, or simply observing the stranger social aspects of a place.  Without a doubt she brings her own unique insight.”

“Zoë adds hot chilli and spices to her stories, creating a truly mouth-watering reader’s feast!”

SKU: USA-ISBN 978-1-890623-57-9 Category:

7 reviews for Chilli, Skulls & Tequila

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike in Central Florida

    Another hit from Zoe Cano! Although she is on four wheels this time, it is no less of an adventure. She finds interesting, out of the way places all over Baja and weaves the story of her trip with memories of her dad and the past, and even pops in some unique recipes. Fans of Zoe’s other books will not be disappointed.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Derek Manders (verified owner)

    Up to chapter 14 now, it’s brilliant! So well written as were the first two books.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Derek Manders (verified owner)

    Just finished Chilli, Skulls & Tequila.
    Another excellent read From Zoe Cano, a natural travel writer. She has the ability to make the reader feel as though one is travelling with her. Truly an exceptional talent. Keep up the good work.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Met Zoë at Ace Cafe and MCN show and bought a couple of her books. She was so accommodating and friendly. Very inspirational woman and very rare. Having done similar rides in the States myself in 2008 and 2009, I’ve missed the boat doing my own books! But to be fair, that’s a lot of hard graft and effort. Congrats on all you’ve achieved and if you ever need a plus one for a trip, I’m ya man!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Norm Burn

    Just finished reading this BRILLIANT book, if you love Mexico, traveling or just a really good travel story then do yourselves a favour and BUY THIS BOOK!!!!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane Martin

    After reading all three of your books we put a deposit on a bonny. Maybe you need to include some sort of a warning 😉

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Sansome

    I was utterly beguiled by this book. Zoë draws you in with every page introducing you to the colourful characters and largely undiscovered gems of Mexico’s Baja California. For anyone planning to explore this region, Chilli, Skulls and Tequila is essential reading. She also offers tantalising glimpses of her travels and adventures around the world which will leave most of us wondering what the hell we’ve been doing with our lives so far! Kick off your shoes and curl up with this book, it’s the next best thing to taking a trip with this talented travel writer.

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