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Love Letter to Mazatlán

There are so many things to love about Mazatlán… here are my thoughts as we prepare to move to México City.  The malecón …is an unbelievable and wonderful asset to the city.  I love getting up in the morning and getting out for a fast walk.  The view is incredible, and almost every day is sunny.  Even in the summer when you get out early you can enjoy your exercise like you never would in even the best gym!  I...

You Have to Laugh

Yesterday afternoon we heard police sirens over and over again.  I got up and looked out the door and there was a Transito car outside trying to get people to move their cars.  I could see some heavy equipment down the road, waiting. Of course most of the cars didn’t belong to residents so they stayed there until later in the evening when we saw several get towed away. This morning there was little traffic on the street although some...

Healthy Eating Ideas for the New Year

As a 30+ year vegetarian, I am always looking for new ways to satisfy my desire for delicious food that is also healthy and easy to make.  When we first moved to México I kept trying to use my favorite cookbooks, but got frustrated with the difficulty in finding exact ingredients.  Now I use cookbooks mostly for inspiration as I know what I am likely to find locally. At the top of this post are five photos you can page...

Painting the Town

Along with all the new road surfaces, sidewalks, sidewalk uplights, street lights, and flower baskets there is a project downtown to beautify the homes in Centro Historico as well. The city is doing some of the painting and lots of us homeowners are doing our part to go along with the beautifying, too!  In the pictures above you can also see some of the new lighting, flower baskets, and trees along Sixto Osuna. Above you can page through the pictures...

It’s a Winter Wonderland

Winter is so lovely here in Mazatán!  We enjoy walking every morning although with all the construction on the malecón North of the Fisherman’s Monument we have moved our walk more South.   The new walking surface of the malecón is lovely and the views are wonderful as always.  There is some controversy in town about the vendors at the cliff divers being removed against their will but I love being able to walk through in the morning and not smell...