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Mazatlan Is It! (At least for a few years)

The Mazatlan Malecon at Sunset I don’t even know where to start this post – so much has happened and Paul and I have been talking non-stop. Basically, Paul knew right away that he could live in Mazatlan. I wasn’t so sure because my vision of our life in Mexico was in a place that had fewer gringos. I wanted the challenge of navigating without a safety net and was also leery of the way you might get prejudged by...

More Trip Updates

  I am not someone who puts several topics together on one post but the last few days have been so full I am just going to plunge ahead. Queretaro on the weekend is an amazing place. Every one of the million residents must come to the Centro to stroll, eat, buy balloons, and enjoy their happy lives. The dancing and music was wonderful – Saturday was the dancers performing the specialities of various States and Sunday was ballroom dancing....

Hola from Queretaro

  We have a screwy keyboard here but thought we´d do an update on Mazatlan even though we are now in BEAUTIFUL Queretaro. We went out looking at more houses with a real go-getter young realtor, and fell in love (again) with a wonderful historic home in Centro. Expensive, but amazing. We really like Mazatlan, and if we could swing it we would love that old home. Our experience at the B & B, Casa de Leyendas was wonderful. The...

It’s Pretty Nice Here

  We are still in Mazatlan. We like it here a lot but we haven’t “fallen in love” with it like we hope to do when we meet and get to know our new home. The Centro is nice – but in comparison to a lot of Mexican cities we’ve known, the plazas in Centro are very small. We were really hoping for some wonderful plazas that would make bench-sitting part of our daily entertainment. If you’ve ever been to...

Split Personality

  Mazatlan is a city of contrasts. There is the Golden Zone, with many fancy hotels, tourist activities and restaurants and the Centro with its older buildings and pretty squares and markets. Oh, and besides that there is the industrial side of the city – it is home to Pacifio Brewing and many other commercial users. We are staying in Centro, in a B & B one block from the water. The malecon is wonderful to walk along…but we’ve only...