Driving along the Malacon we saw a crowd gathered on the street. As we stopped to see what was going on we saw a large gathering of raccoons….yup….those crazy masked bandits had captured the attention of passerbys who have now gotten into the habit of stopping to feed them. Read more
One of my favorite pastimes here in Mazatlan is to walk the city in search of Graffiti Street Art. And I only use the word Graffiti because a lot of this Urban Artwork is painted illegally. Mazatlan is full of some very interesting street artists whose work can be found on the side streets, along ocean walls, abandoned buildings and basically anywhere they can find a bit of wall space. I love this visual underside of the city, as this art form gains momentum. Read more
In Mazatlan there are many ways to socialize and enjoy your day. And there are groups that meet for just about anything and everything. We in Mazatlan meet for surfing, biking, yoga, coffee, dinner and dancing. We meet to walk the Malecon, or jog up the lighthouse. We have clubs for motorcycles, poker, art and theatre, running and swimming and there is one interesting club whose sole objective is to try out the beer and tacos at all the different local Mexican Cantinas, (the true Mexican experience!) Read more
The graveyards in Mexico are very demonstrative of the some of the differences in our two cultures. Our flat fields of graves with our headstones laid out shallow to make the groundskeepers jobs easier are in stark contrast to the Mexican graveyards. Here, their dead are laid to rest in cemeteries full of chaos, disorder, color and beauty. Read more
On Wednesday afternoons, a large crowd gathers at “The Place” for a chance to win at bingo. Now you may just think it is a friendly game of numbers but let me tell you…these people take their Bingo seriously!
El miércoles por la tarde, una gran multitud se reúne en “El Lugar” para tener la oportunidad de ganar en el bingo. Ahora sólo puede pensar que es un juego amistoso de números, pero déjame decirte … que estas personas toman su Bingo en serio. Read more
Margret was the first to come around and suggest a Valentine’s party…a potluck on the rooftop. We all readily agreed and the cooking began.
Margret fue la primera persona que sugiere una fiesta para el Dia de San Valentin…que podemos hacerla en la terraza. Todos nosotros fácilmente concordamos y empezamos a cocinar.
Tables were moved, chairs dragged upstairs and everyone began to gather. There was a lovely warm wind that kept us cool as we relaxed in the heat of the
afternoon. Soon plates of food were brought and presented with much ooohing and aahhing. We feasted on tiger shrimp, ceviche, roast pork and pastas. There were salads, beans, chillies and breads. For dessert we were served plates of apple pie and Margret made a cake that had Yarnel licking the plate. Read more
Chuyita is our round little bundle of joy that works with us here at the Mariana Beach Apartments and Hotel. She is a lovely young lady who,if you are staying here with us, will probably clean your room and steal your heart . She comes to work everyday with a smile on her face and an open heart which she shares with everyone.
Chuyita es una mujer gozosa y maravillosa que trabaja con nosotros aquí en la Mariana Beach Apartments y Hotel. Es una señora encantadora que, si permanece aquí con nosotros, probablemente limpiará su cuarto y robará su corazón. Viene a trabajar diario con una sonrisa en la cara y un corazón abierto que comparte con todo.
Copala is a beautiful, old mining town about 45 min outside of Mazatlan. It is a quaint, historic pueblo with hand built cobblestone streets, flowering trees and colonial architecture. It was founded in 1565 and has a population of about 600.
Copala es una hermosa ciudad, antigua explotación minera a unos 45 minutos fuera de Mazatlán. Es un pintoresco e histórico pueblo de calles empedradas construidas a mano con flores, árboles y arquitectura colonial. Fue fundada en 1565 y tiene una población de alrededor de 600. Read more