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The First Olas Altas Pedestrian Only Night

Last night we walked over to Olas Altas after 6 to see if the city actually closed the street as they had said they would.  On our way we passed by the Inn at Centro Historico and found that many of the streets in Centro were closed, not just Olas Altas!  Understandably there were many puzzled drivers trying to figure out a way to their destinations.  Valet parking stands were everywhere, though! (arrow through the pics at the top of...

The Butterfly Effect and Mazatlán

It’s funny how things come in groups.  I read an excellent article recently called Romney Jumps the Shark: Libya, Egypt and the Butterfly Effect. You know the butterfly effect – to quote the article above: The late science fiction writer Ray Bradbury authored a short story about time travelers. They were careful, when they went back to the Jurassic, not to change anything, but one of them stepped on a butterfly. When they got back to the present, the world...

Mazatlán’s new tourist corridor

I remember when I was in school nothing irked me more than being told I could have done a better job. I always knew when it was true, too.  I believe the State of Sinaloa also knows it could have done a much better job on its Tourist Corridor project here in Mazatlán. But you know what?  It seems to be actually turning out all right.  The pictures here are both taken last Sunday on Calle Constitución.  The top photo...

What the Mexico Today project is all about…

I’m back from Oaxaca, and am very happy to be a part of the México Today team.  I thought I’d give you a rundown of the project. The group consists of 24 writers – 8 Community Managers and 16 Contributors.  I’ve made a page with links to all the participants’ websites if you’d like to see who we all are and visit our sites.  It is a very diverse group – from professional food or travel writers, bloggers with focuses...

Tourists, Come Back!

Click here to go to a New York Times article about incentives out there for people considering or rescheduling travel to México. It is Mazatlán’s slow season right now, but I don’t really know why.  It is warm and humid, but not overly so.  I do know that the slow season coming right after the swine flu shutdowns have really affected the economy here. The cruise ships aren’t expected back until the middle of June.  So, if you are thinking...