Life in Mazatlan

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Love Letter to Mazatlán

There are so many things to love about Mazatlán… here are my thoughts as we prepare to move to México City.  The malecón …is an unbelievable and wonderful asset to the city.  I love getting up in the morning and getting out for a fast walk.  The view is incredible, and almost every day is sunny.  Even in the summer when you get out early you can enjoy your exercise like you never would in even the best gym!  I...

Un Solo Mazatlán Por Ti

Mazatlán is really trying to improve life for its citizens.  We have seen a lot of improvements around town to the infrastructure as well as things like removing old cars, paving streets, and better garbage collection.   The latest improvement seems to be (yes I am a bit cautious here) an app for smartphones that allows Mazatlecos to report things to the city such as garbage, street lights out, etc. You put a pin on a map for where the problem...

Tips on Moving to Mazatlan

Are you thinking about moving to Mazatlán, or are you going to spend some time here this winter to see what you think?  I thought you might like a few tips on how to make friends and find out what is going on.  I hope a few of these will make you feel comfortable in your new home right away. First, I would suggest you check out our Mazatlán Links page. Take your time looking around and you will soon...

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...