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6 September, 2021

You might think that keeping the floor clean in a 600 sq ft. apartment would be fairly easy, but it’s not. Regular sweeping aside, when I CLEAN the floor, it involves dusting the day before, then taking everything off of … Continue reading

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31 August, 2021

For the past two months I’ve been watching a friends two perritos. They were lots of fun and it was nice to have company, but they would howl any time I left. Yes, I could hear them from the street. … Continue reading

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20 August, 2021

I was able to shower today using just the cold water. Not unusual for a summer day in Mázatlan, but usually I have to wait until 11 am or later – not 8 am! Water from the street goes up … Continue reading

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16 August, 2021

Just a short update on the post from 26 July. Ley Express in Centro did not ask me for proof of vaccination when I went in. Then again, the woman at the door had her back turned and was occupied … Continue reading

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13 August, 2021

One of the more popular questions from ex-pats/immigrants here in Mazatlán (and México) on Facebook and in forums is one of banking. In making things difficult (in theory) for the cartels, México banking regulations also make banking a difficult prospect … Continue reading

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8 August, 2021

Today’s episode … how I ‘El Mono’. Tortas ahogadas are one of those great foods from Jalisco (as is birria). Bolillo roll, carnitas, onion salsa, lime, all swimming in a bath of tomato sauce! I’ve made a couple of posts … Continue reading

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2 August, 2021

I think I’ve mentioned Rub BBQ before (https://www.facebook.com/RubBbqMexico/), but it’s been a while and lately I’ve been feasting on tacos and tortas … I did make a couple of chamorros last week, but I cooked them in the insta-pot and … Continue reading

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26 July, 2021

Just a quick update. Mazatlán is going to start requiring vaccination cards in shops, restaurants, bars, etc. on 2 August. Here’s a copy of the post on the Facebook group Mazatlan Rant & Rave: And here’s a video on Youtube. … Continue reading

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17 July, 2021

I have some very evil neighbors! I was looking out my window on Monday, and saw them tying one of those big vinyl signs to the side of their house. The last time a sign went up in my neighborhood, … Continue reading

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2 July, 2021

When you get to a certain age you think you’ve seen it all. Yesterday I saw something I’ve never seen before! At first I had to blink a couple of times because it didn’t seem real, but it was! And … Continue reading

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