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22 January, 2023

If you’re a fan of Asian food, Mazatlán is a little lacking. There’s a lot of ‘Americanized’ Chinese food available – much of it not good. There’s Nao Kitchen Bar – very good, but it’s a mish-mash of Asian styles. … Continue reading

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18 January, 2023

Living in Centro I’m a little removed from the Colonia Francisco Villa, but I’m surprised it took me this long to find out there’s a Sunday tianguis there, just like the one in Juárez – except this one is at … Continue reading

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15 January, 2023

January is my tinaco cleaning month. Usually it’s the air conditioner maintenance month as well, but I wasn’t in town during the summer, and haven’t run them since I’ve been back – so I think I can wait another year. … Continue reading

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8 January, 2023

I shake my head thinking it’s already been four years, but Microsoft Outlook reminded me the other day that it was time to convert my temporary residency over to permanent status! The process was the same, and different. First I … Continue reading

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2 January, 2023

I’ve been checking the payment portal for Mazatlán property taxes, and today it was up and running. This is their web address: https://servicios.mazatlan.gob.mx/predial/. You’ll need your ‘Cadastral Key’ (I’m assuming it’s like the parcel number). The website has been redesigned, … Continue reading

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21 December, 2022

I am usually up North during the winter months, so being here now is a little disconcerting! I am definitely enjoying the 80 f. weather instead of the snow, wind, drizzle, and grey that I get during Winter in Seattle! … Continue reading

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21 November, 2022

Sometimes I think everyone else knows the things I do, but if you haven’t heard Mazatlán’s mayor (Benitez, ‘The Chemist’) resigned and a replacement (Zatarain) was installed. This was after a financial issue with replacing and installing street lights. The … Continue reading

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7 November, 2022

Well! It’s been a while! Traveling is a good thing, but it’s also nice to be home. A couple of months in Seattle, where the weather was unusually nice. Then a week in Puerto Vallarta, a week in Acapulco, and … Continue reading

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22 September, 2022

Two major earthquakes centered around Manzanillo now. Three dead – tragic, but nothing like the 1995 quake that killed 10,000. I read that approximately 200 buildings between Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta had sustained damage. Crazy! And on a local note, … Continue reading

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10 September, 2022

Five weeks until I head back home to Mazatlán! I’ll be leaving Seattle for Puerto Vallarta. I have a timeshare there and usually book a week in October or November. It’s late enough in the season that the weather is … Continue reading

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