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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...

A Carnaval Preview…

What a fun surprise we had last night. While eating dinner in Olas Altas along came several trucks with pieces of the floats for Carnaval. Take a look, below. (As always on YouTube, click the gear icon at the bottom and you can choose HD for a better picture.) Please like and share this post!20...

Getting Ready for Carnaval in Mazatlán

  We all start getting Carnaval fever when we start seeing the large statues go up along the malecon, and the first few were installed yesterday.  Then this morning on my walk I saw them installing one that seems to be of Che Guevara playing the guitar. (picture above) In the same picture you’ll also see someone installing what I think is a guy wire into the palm tree. I’m not sure what all of the rest of the statues...