Mazatlan Centro

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Mazatlan is under construction

If you follow Countdown to Mexico on Facebook you have seen some of what has been going on around town.  Jumapam has been replacing many old and decayed water pipes in Centro and Paul and I are among those who have endured weeks of dirt and dust while the replacements were underway.  Our block is finally done but the project continues all around Centro.  My guess is it takes about three weeks in each area. But in addition to the...

Funny and Lovely Mazatlán

You’ll probably recognize this lovely house that is across the street from the oldest church in Mazatlán, Templo San Jose.  It has been undergoing renovations for a year or two – you’ll recognize the “before” picture below. The picture below is of one of the “trees of heaven” I find so fascinating here in town.  I’ve shown you pictures of it before: Here it is with graffiti: Here it is when they had cut it down and repainted the stump...

More of Mazatlán’s Big Dig

I have taken a couple of walks over the last day or two trying to give you a better idea of the scope of the Big Dig in Mazatlán!  I will say that there is way less mess this week and I can actually start to comprehend what the vision is. Above is a map of the main part of Centro Historico.  The numbers correspond to numbers on some of the pictures to follow.  The light blueish line is my...