Archive for the ‘Places to See’ Category

  • More Graffiti Art

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    Giant Head painted at the Railway in Mazatlan, Mexico

    Giant Head painted at the Railway in Mazatlan, Mexico

    Totem Head Urban Art

    Totem Head Urban Art

     

     

     

     

     

    Manny's eyes

    Manny's eyes

     

     

     

    Political Graffiti Art

     

    Tuna and Friends

    Tuna and Friends

     

     

     

     

     

  • Feeding the Raccoons

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    Vern feeding the raccoons

    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 the rest of the entry..

  • Graffiti Street Art in Mazatlan

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    Manny and Bacse working on the side of Christines home.

    Manny and Bacse working on the side of Christines home.

    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 the rest of the entry..

  • Cemeteries

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    Cemetery in Mazatlan, Mexico

    Lost corner of cemetery in Mazatlan

    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 the rest of the entry..

  • Copala – El antiguo pueblo minero

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    church at copala

    Copala

    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 the rest of the entry..

  • Stone Island – Isla de la Piedra

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    11 of us on the way out to Stone Island

    Stone Island is a short ferry ride away and is an amazing strip of peaceful, quiet beach.  Restaurants line the beach in an atmosphere that is pure Mexico.  Many restaurants are thatched roof bungalows and palapas with a kitchen in the back, possibly a bar…or at least a fridge of beer.  The tables are in front so everyone has a view of the beach.  And if you buy lunch then you are welcome to stay all day in the restaurant of your choosing, using whatever amenities that they have to offer.

    Isla de la Piedra es un corto trayecto en ferry y es una banda increíble de playa apacible, calma. Restaurantes en la línea de la playa, en una atmósfera que es puro México. Muchos restaurantes están bungalows con techo de paja y palapas con una cocina en la espalda, posiblemente un bar … o al menos una nevera de cerveza. Las tablas están en frente así que cada uno tiene un punto de vista de la playa. Y si usted compra el almuerzo, entonces son bienvenidos a quedarse todo el día en el restaurante de su elección, con lo que sea comodidades que tienen que ofrecer. » Read the rest of the entry..

  • The Lighthouse in Mazatlan – El Faro

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    "El Faro" in Mazatlan, Mexico

    Alfredo and I woke up early on this fine Sunday morning and decided to go hiking up at “El Faro”, the local lighthouse.  After a great drive along the Malecon with our windows down and Jake’s nose hanging out the window, we arrived at our destination;  the hill at the mouth of the harbor inlet.

    Alfredo y yo nos despertamos temprano en esta mañana de domingo y decidimos ir de excursión comienza en “El Faro”, el faro local. Después de un buen paseo a lo largo del Malecon con las ventanas abajo y la nariz de Jake colgando por la ventana, llegamos a nuestro destino, la colina en la boca de la entrada del puerto.

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  • The town of Tequila – un “Pueblo Magico”

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    A street in the town of Tequila, Mexico

    A group of us from Mazatlan, took a bus trip to Tonala, just outside Guadalajara.  On our way back, we stopped at the town of Tequila which is not far from Guadalajara. And you may be able to guess what the main product of Tequila is.  Yup.  You got it right.  Tourism.  Oh yeah…and tequila.

    Un grupo de nosotros de Mazatlán, tomó un viaje en autobús a Tonalá, en las afueras de Guadalajara. En nuestro camino de regreso, nos detuvimos en la ciudad de Tequila, que no está lejos de Guadalajara. Y usted puede ser capaz de adivinar lo que el producto principal de Tequila es. Así es. Usted lo hizo bien. Turismo. Ah, sí … y el tequila.

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  • Touring the Malecón in Mazatlan! – El Malecón

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    The Malecon in Mazatlan

    The Malecon in Mazatlan - a must see

    One of the best parts of Mazatlan (along with the beaches) is the Malecon.  The Malecon in Mazatlan is a very wide sidewalk/seawall that runs along 10 km of beachfront.  It is the width of a double lane highway…so lots of  room for all the people that use it.  It runs the distance between the Golden Zone and Olas Altas (meaning “high waves”, classically ‘old mazatlan’).

    Una de las mejores partes de Mazatlán (junto con las playas) es el Malecón. El Malecón de Mazatlán es un dique de acera muy ancha que se extiende a lo largo de 10 km de la playa. Es la anchura de una carretera … un montón de espacio por lo que utilizan. Se ejecuta la distancia entre la Zona Dorada y de Olas Altas (“Viejo Mazatlán”). » Read the rest of the entry..