Mazatlán’s Centro

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The Streets of Centro Saturday update

Paul and I came back from a week in Puebla and a second week in Mexico City to find not much to have changed with the road construction in Mazatlán.  If anything, things were worse!  Two streets that were complete have had to be ripped up as the piping was done incorrectly.  The huge rain on August 12 turned much of downtown into canals worthy of Venice. I have to admit I am getting a little tired of taking pictures...

Endless Summer (of construction) in Mazatlan

A couple of readers asked me whether the road construction in Centro was completed yet… so I thought it might be time for yet another update!. The work is proceeding but it is far from complete. The pictures that follow are a loop we walked today – South on Belisario Dominguez, West on Sixto Osuna, North along Olas Altas, and East along Angel Flores with a few pics from cross streets thrown in to the mix. The picture at the...

Mazatlan is under construction

If you follow Countdown to Mexico on Facebook you have seen some of what has been going on around town.  Jumapam has been replacing many old and decayed water pipes in Centro and Paul and I are among those who have endured weeks of dirt and dust while the replacements were underway.  Our block is finally done but the project continues all around Centro.  My guess is it takes about three weeks in each area. But in addition to the...

Our delicious tropical life

I know it’s hot here, but that’s ok with me because it means we have a smorgasbord of tropical fruits and vegetables available. At the top of the post is my haul from the mercado today. One big pitaya (dragonfruit), two large guavas, a dozen small Mexican grown apples, two red grapefruit, and a new jicama. All of this produce cost me the equivalent of $8 USD, with the pitaya being the most expensive item, at 75 pesos or $4.50....