Life in Mazatlan

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Wallet stolen? What to do?

At Christmas time last year Paul had his pocket picked at the Cuernavaca bus station. It’s an all too common story, but the street near the bus station exit was under construction so they funneled exiting passengers through a narrow passage. While Paul trundled our suitcase he got bumped by someone and that was the moment. His wallet was in the front pocket of his Dockers style pants so you know those guys are good. In one of those “wish...

Our delicious tropical life

I know it’s hot here, but that’s ok with me because it means we have a smorgasbord of tropical fruits and vegetables available. At the top of the post is my haul from the mercado today. One big pitaya (dragonfruit), two large guavas, a dozen small Mexican grown apples, two red grapefruit, and a new jicama. All of this produce cost me the equivalent of $8 USD, with the pitaya being the most expensive item, at 75 pesos or $4.50....

Eight years of fun in Mazatlán

Life here is less challenging than it was at first, and not just because we have better Spanish. For example the list of things that I buy in the US is getting smaller and smaller. You can now find organic food, decent peanut butter, and Keen sandals. Kindles and iPads make it easy to get any book you want. Netflix Mexico has pretty decent programming. You can even buy things on eBay and with the Estafeta connection have them shipped...

Out and About in Mazatlan

We’ve had two batches of houseguests over the last several weeks, and I thought you might be interested in some of the fun things we did. First to arrive was my sister and her husband. She’d been here several times but this was his first time. First, as you can see in the photo collage at the top of the post, we had fun at the beach. We went to Stone Island for the day. We went to La Corriente...