Living in Mazatlan

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Countdown to Mexico’s news & updates

There have been lots of changes here at Countdown to Mexico lately, this post should introduce you to a few new features. The Blogroll For years my blogroll ran down the left side of the page.  It has gotten so long that I have made a separate page for it, you’ll see the link at the top of the page in the menu bar.  You can also click on the badge (sample above) in the left sidebar.  All the same...

Surfing in the rain

While walking the dogs this morning, I stopped to watch the surfers at Los Pinos.  We’d had a stormy night, and it was actually spitting rain while I watched.  Here’s less than a minute of the action: x...

Random Mazatlan

Here are some random observations about my beloved home, Mazatlán. There is always a lady in a caja. Most stores and restaurants have a (usually) female employee as a cashier.  No one else handles the money.  In some places – like fabric stores – there is a separate place to pick up your merchandise.  So yes, you wait three times. (for the employee to write up the merchandise ticket, to pay at the cashier, and at the merchandise pickup) *****...

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...