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Shopping for things I can’t find in Mazatlán

When I travel – whether it’s to the US or within México – I always think about shopping for items I can’t find here in Mazatlán. This post is a rundown of some of the things I brought back with me this time. When I fly North I always pack a fold-up duffle bag which then becomes my overflow and can be carried on. No need to pay another $25 for a second bag! This time I was lucky, too...

The Expat Forum in México City

I’ve been home from the 1st National Forum on the North American Retiree Community: Expectations & Options for Living in Mexico since Sunday, so it’s high time I report out to all of you! Thursday evening we all gathered for cocktails at the hotel and got to know each other.  It was great to meet so many people who make México their home. There were people from Puerto Vallarta, Mérida, Los Cabos, La Paz, Ensenada, Mazatlán, Colima, Acapulco, Rosarito Beach, Ajijic,...

Expat Forum in Mexico City

I am leaving early in the morning Wednesday on my way to México City. Paul is staying home this time, as he still works part time and on Fridays helps out at the Luna Gallery. This Friday should be even more interesting as it is also the First Friday Art Walk, so there should be a lot of visitors to the gallery in the early evening. That ought to keep him out of trouble! I’m heading to Mexico City as...

Thoughts on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day has always been one of my favorite holidays, a day where you take note of the the things in your life you are thankful for. Since Thanksgiving Day isn’t celebrated in Mexico, we thought as part of our private celebration we’d share our Thanksgiving Day thoughts. What are we thankful for? Our Readers – Thank you for your loyalty and your comments. You keep it fresh and fun. Our City- We love it here in Mazatlán. The community...

Just a few more days…

Paul has been gone for more than two weeks taking intensive Spanish classes in Puebla. He returns this weekend, at long last. Three weeks is a long time to be apart, and it felt much longer than I expected. This is the second intensive Spanish course he’s taken – a couple of years ago he went to Guadalajara for two weeks and this time for three in Puebla. We’ll be doing a blog post on his experiences when he gets...