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Hello again from your friend in Mazatlán

I’ve been in a bit of a funk with the blog lately… it actually came over me when I started getting ready to write a blog post about the Day of the Dead.  It was a wonderful night that started with First Friday Art Walk and continued on with Day of the Dead festivities, the highlight of which is the callejoneada.  We had a blast… and I did take some pictures and video, but then I realized that since we...

We’re here for good!

  The visa process for expats is different in each area of México.  We had no idea before we moved here that the INM office here would be one of the many reasons that we love Mazatlán!  They are efficient and friendly. Here’s our recent experience.  We had held FM-3 visas for four years and FM-2 visas for two.  With the recent changes to immigration policy we decided to change to Residente Permanente, which gives us all rights and obligations...

Five years of the good life in Mazatlán

I remember our first visit to Mazatlán back in February of 2007.  We stayed at Casa de Leyendas, and were introduced to lots of people and activities through the generosity of owners Glenn and Sharon.  Practically as soon as we got home we started planning another exploratory trip. Mazatlán had really grabbed us, that’s for sure.  To make a long story short (go to the Monthly Archives at left if you want to read from the beginning) we bought a...

Nancy’s New Media Do’s & Don’ts

The internet is amazing, isn’t it?  There is so much out there that part of the issue for most people is filtering what gets through to you.  A few years ago it was all about filtering spam – but the technology has gotten better and better and far less spam lands in my inbox these days.  Now we need to filter social media.  Sometimes there’s just too much coming at you! I’ve been accumulating some do’s and don’ts for new...

Holding pattern

I feel like I’ve been on a bit of a blogging vacation.  That’s ok, though. I’m entitled.  But why have I been so quiet lately?  Mainly because I’ve been waiting to hear what becomes of the Mexico Today program that I’ve been contributing to since June.  Our contracts expired at the end of the year and we’ve been told that we should just be patient for now as planning and negotiations are still ongoing.  That’s fine, I understand… but it...