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Blog posts about Mazatlán

16 June, 2022

Almost a month ago I started feeling sick. Strange symptoms – first the left side of my neck hurt. The next day it was the right. Then my neck was fine and it was my shoulders that hurt. Then the … Continue reading

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17 May, 2022

I’m doing a little reorganization of my in-home entertainment choices (i.e. television offerings) and thought I’d share in a little more detail what I use to give me television and movies here in Mazatlán. First, I use smartdnsproxy (https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/?afid=27708a335f7e) to … Continue reading

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10 May, 2022

Today is Mother’s Day in México – so happy mother’s day if it so applies/applied to you! I thought I’d make an entry today about a problem I have with a couple of things about living in Mazatlán (and México … Continue reading

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5 May, 2022

My garbage pickup days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. You take the bagged garbage down to the street and add it to the pile from your neighbors; or you start a pile if you’re the first. I’d been binge-watching ‘The … Continue reading

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3 May, 2022

Just saw an article about ‘new’ procedures to get an INAPAM (senior discount) card. The requirements look exactly the same as when I got mine a few years ago, and they only list one procedural change in the processing so … Continue reading

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28 April, 2022

No matter what country you live in, there’s going to be a lot of paperwork involved. In the USA you need a SSN (social security number). You file your 1040 tax form annually. You’ll need a drivers license or state … Continue reading

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20 April, 2022

In 2010 I took a Méxican Riviera cruise for my late Aunt’s 97th birthday. Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas. That ship was huge! Anyway, back to the story … Three stops: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta. Seven … Continue reading

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29 March, 2022

Today’s topic: Safety in México Off and on, I participate in the TripAdvisor forum for Mazatlán. You can bet that, at least once a month, someone will ask how safe Mazatlán (or México in general) is. They’ve ‘heard’ this, or … Continue reading

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27 March, 2022

OXXO has a new service called ‘SPIN by OXXO’. It’s a debit card that you can use to pay bills and make purchases with, and it accumulates points for things at OXXO. For those of you who don’t have a … Continue reading

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20 March, 2022

When you’re a resident of México, either permanent or temporary, traveling outside the country might be a tad confusing at first. As a visitor you will have filled out the FMM whenever you came into México. Immigration will have kept … Continue reading

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