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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...

The Big Dig in Mazatlán’s Centro Historico

You all know I love it here.  But there are times when I just shake my head and wonder about how decisions get made. (I’m glad I can shake my head and laugh at the same time!) At the top of this post is the street Heriberto Frias – between Angel Flores and Constitución.  This is the street with Casa Haas, a historic house used for a museum and concerts and ends a block further at the Plazuela Machado.  The...

Mazatlan’s 2012 Carnival – The First Parade

Mazatlán’s first Carnaval parade was yesterday evening, and Paul and I were woefully unprepared.  We knew enough to skip the early part of the parade, which is all the commercial floats by Pacifico, the radio stations, etc. and all the big bus companies drive their big busses through with women throwing candy from the roof. That part leaves the Fisherman’s Monument heading North at about 4:30 pm. But we didn’t think enough about how crowded it would be.  You really...