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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...

We’ll Be Warm Soon

  We’re heading out in the morning – and are excited to start on this next chapter in our Mexican adventure. Even though we’ve always interviewed the places we’ve visited as potential new homes, for some reason this trip feels a lot more serious. It’s probably because of our level of commitment as well as Paul’s impending retirement. We’ll be in Mazatlan for a week and then Queretaro for another. We have tours set up with a realtor in each...

Even My Lists Have Lists

  I thought I’d do a quick post in response to a comment from Malcolm of Dropped In on one of our recent posts… He said that he sold a lot of books and cds on Amazon. I have sold a number of books and household items on eBay and also on Craigslist but have been struggling as to the best way to handle some of the things we own. And of course, get the most money. I could do...

We Are Getting Excited!

  Our trip to Mazatlan and Queretaro is coming right up! We are going to do our best to interview these cities as potential hometowns – while knowing that a vacation is quite different than actually living somewhere. Somehow, though, I think we’ll know the place when we see it. When we first saw the property we live on now we had an immediate positive reaction to it – and we knew we wanted to buy it even before we...