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6 October, 2019

Back from the Europe trip and now off to México City and Puerto Vallarta! Thought I’d make a quick post about my experiences with the CBX (Cross Border Express) crossing between Tijuana and San Ysidro (San Diego). CBX is the … Continue reading

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14 September, 2019

Adventures in Mazatlán: Today’s topic: Article 33. Since I’ve been in the United States of America for the last two weeks, I’ve been sucked back into US politics. Thankfully medications keep my blood pressure in check as having to go … Continue reading

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13 September, 2019

Adventures in Mazatlán: Countdown to Europe and How to Travel Light episode! Three days until the trip to Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, and Budapest! I booked my tickets through Brussels Airlines who are using Air Canada to get me from Boston … Continue reading

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7 September, 2019

Adventures in Mazatlán: Seattle Edition Other than really good Asian food, I’ve discovered one thing about the United States that I miss – water pressure! And I even have an on-demand pump on my water line in Mazatlán! But here, … Continue reading

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3 September, 2019

Adventures in Mazatlán, Road Trip Edition! Took a plane from Mazatlán to Tijuana, where I walked across the border to San Diego. The answer to the question is, NO. They would NOT give me a FMM to fill out when … Continue reading

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22 August, 2019

Last night, from approximately 3:00 am until 3:30 am, tropical storm Ivo came through Mazatlán. In that half hour, three and a half inches of rain fell! Wind speed was almost 40 mph! Needless to say, there were a lot … Continue reading

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20 August, 2019

Today I’m taking a more serious tone. Summer in the coastal towns of México are HOT. Hot AND Muggy. Today in Mazatlán it’s 92 f/33 c and the humidity is 71%. This is a dangerous combination if you don’t prepare … Continue reading

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19 August, 2019

Today’s topic: Gas! Most of the houses/apartments here in Mazatlán use liquid propane gas. Either 30 liter cylinders or the bigger tanks that are usually located on the roof. Either variety will eventually run out, and not at a convenient … Continue reading

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14 August, 2019

I have a little gift to myself in my refrigerator! Yesterday, after my Mazatlán Tourist Aide Volunteer shift, I stopped at Las Changueras (the Shrimp Ladies)! Un kilo (2.2 pounds) of shrimp, and I’m going to be a happy camper … Continue reading

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8 August, 2019

Summer in Mazatlán is a little different this year. Rain usually comes at night, in torrents with spectacular thunder and lightning shows. This year it’s coming whenever it wants. Drizzle, light rain. Medium rain. An hour of torrent. Mix and … Continue reading

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