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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...

Dia de los Muertos

We flew to México City at the end of October for a couple of weeks, and it was our good luck to be there for El Dia de los Muertos!  What fun we had! In my previous post I shared a few pictures from one of the parades.  In the album below you will see pictures from our day in Coyoacán, our shopping for flowers and candles for our home altar as well as taking Consuelo out for La Noche...

Fun Parade for Day of the Dead in Mexico City

A couple of hours after arriving in México City we met our son and the family to go to the Día da de Los Muertos parade on Paseo de la Reforma. I have never seen so many people dressed up as catrinas in one place! Children, dogs, entire families were dressed up with amazingly intricate face and body paint. The three pictures at the top (you can arrow through them) are just a sampling of the thousands who participated.  And...

Easter Week in Mazatlán

Easter Week or Semana Santa is a beach holiday for most Mexicans. With the new Mazatlán – Durango highway there are more people enjoying the beach here than ever, with the expectation being around 500,000 visitors. As you can see from the panorama picture above, the beaches are plenty full. With so many people in town it is a bit of a nightmare driving anywhere after 10 in the morning, but we just stay close to home for the week....

The first few days of Carnaval 2014

Carnaval is always so much fun.  This year has been amazing, as the city has absorbed so many visitors, and many of them are from Durango, taking advantage of the new highway. At the top of this post you see the effigy of Lucero, the Mexican singer and actress who enjoys hunting and killing animals and then posing with their corpses.  Some reports have said she has shot endangered species.  So I think she was a great choice for the...