Category Archives: Adventures

Blog posts about Mazatlán

17 May, 2019

I’ve been dirty (how to use a lavandería)! So you’re in México for more than a typical vacation week and realize that the laundry service your hotel provides is outrageously expensive – what do you do? Coming to your rescue … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment

15 May, 2019

It’s getting hot. The snowbirds have pretty much all flown the coop. What was a nice 75 f. degree day is now a need-to-carry-a-water-bottle 85 f. day. By mid-July it’ll be a “sweet baby jicama it’s HOT” 95 f. Cruise … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment

15 May, 2019

Just the timeshare facts, folks. I’ve been away to my wonderful timeshare about 4 1/2 miles down the street! Lol. In 2010 I bought a fixed week 28 (Mid July) timeshare at the Costa de Oro. Four years ago I … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment

24 April, 2019

Today’s topic is: Grocery Shopping! Grocery shopping in Mazatlán is an experience with many choices and decisions to make. There are the big box stores – Costco and Sams Club (ok, Costco is in Culiacán – but there’s a monthly … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment

20 April, 2019

Semana Santa in Mazatlán! Monday and Thursday both, I walked down to the malecón at Playa Norte. There were a few people, but nothing out of the ordinary. For years I’ve been seeing pictures of Mazatlán during Semana Santa – … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment

9 April, 2019

I took an hour out of my busy schedule (not) today and opened an account at BBVA Bancomer. Research narrowed the bank choices to CitiBanamex and BBVA Bancomer, with the latter winning out. Too many horror stories of money disappearing … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment

9 April, 2019

It appears the changes to phone dialing in México are happening on August 3rd, 2019. At that point, you’ll only have to dial the 10 digit number, unless you’re calling from outside the country. Then you’ll just dial the country … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment

7 April, 2019

Today’s subject: Buses in México If you’re from the USA, you’re used to Greyhound and Trailways. Let me tell you that they have totally destroyed bus credibility North of México. I vividly, and not fondly, remember a ride from Decatur, … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment

6 April, 2019

Alas, the Puerto Vallarta trip is over! Took the bus down on the 2nd, and returned on the 5th. Don’t let anyone tell you different – it takes at least 7 – 8 hours to do the trip by bus. … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment

30 March, 2019

Mazatlán’s Festival of Lights (Festival de la Luz) 2019! I started my walk around 3:00 pm and made my way to Burro Gordo for a late lunch/early dinner. Thirty minutes, one Muuu Playero and a Toni-Col later I was back … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures | Leave a comment