Place:Salsipuedes, California, United States


Located inCalifornia, United States

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  • Salsipuedes is a small town in Baja California. Its name is translated from the Spanish language as "get out if you can" or alternatively "leave if you can". This has four accepted meanings:
  1. In reference to the town in Baja California, local wisdom takes this to mean leave the highway if you can on account of the beauty of Salsipuedes.
  2. Salsipuedes lies at the bottom of treacherous dirt road and a top a super steep cliff; getting in and out after a rain can be a daunting exercise even with a four-wheel drive (hence the name).
  3. Additionally, there's historic reference to the bay (Bahia Salsipuedes) - the name was coined by Spanish seamen who were aware of the swift currents that made it difficult for sailing ships to leave its waters. It was common for the bay to be used as an overnight anchorage, or as shelter from Pacific storms. Attempts to sail out to open ocean were thwarted by the bay's swirling currents... thus, "get out if you can".
  4. It is an electronic music festival that takes place in the same location. On Saturday 30 of September 2006, the last edition of "Salsipuedes" will take place after 3 years of history.
  • Salsipuedes is also an infamous location in Uruguay, as it is where most of the Charrúa Amerindians remaining after progressive extermination by the European conquerors were exterminated in an ambush.
  • Salsipuedes is also a famous market in Panama City, Panama, "a street so narrow and filled with vendors that it is dark at noon."

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