Mazatlán’s Centro

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Introducing Waltemo

Meet Waltemo, above. He is a small businessman who works on our block in Centro. His business is washing cars. Waltemo is always friendly and happy. He has a good business keeping the cars of everyone in the neighborhood nice and clean. There are also plenty of people who park to go to the local doctors and businesses and he’ll wash their cars, too. Waltemo works hard, mostly seven days a week. He has a wife and a young daughter...

Let’s go for a walk.

Paul and I enjoy walking the dogs every day – and of course we walk all over Centro all the time, too. Every day as I step over or around obstacles I think about taking pictures of them for the blog…and maybe it is a way to feel better about our frequently stubbed toes! The picture at the top is one of our favorite obstacles – bougainvillea. Too thorny to move out of the way so I just step around...

A Tree Grows in Mazatlán

  I am reading (it is amazing to me that I hadn’t read it before) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It is a wonderful book, set in Brooklyn in the early 1900’s. I am loving it. The tree referred to in the title is one they called the Tree of Heaven. It grew in the worst possible soil and was the only tree that would even grow out of cement. I think México has a number of...

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...