Saturday, 16 January 2016

Mazatlan (Day 8)

Wow, hard to believe we have been here a whole week now, not just in Mexico but here in Mazatlan!! Very comfy here at Las Jaibas RV Park.

Today we actually got our butts in gear and headed out for the bus at about 10:30 a.m. It takes about 20 minutes to ride into the "centro" area where the market, historic district, Plazuela Machado are. One of two buses will come along. The "regular" bus that costs $7.5 ps (about 65 cents) or the "air conditioned" bus that costs $10 ps (about 85 cents each) A/C bus came first so we blew the proverbial "wad" and took that one.....there goes a good 20 cents down the tube!!

Lots of photos to follow so you may want to take a bathroom break, grab your wine, coffee or whatever before you start!!!

First stop was the market. It is always interesting. I think I find all the food most fun. There are every type of food you can think of and the smells to go with them!! Some people can find the market a bit overwhelming but we find it quite entertaining......

Meat anyone??
 

Hot sauces galore!!
 
 
 
 
 

Sweets!!!
 
 
 
Some of the streets outside the market....

 
From here we walked about 4 blocks to the Plazuela Machado. Very pretty area. We liked it a lot and it will be nice to see it one evening when all the lights are on. We spent a fair bit of time here and even treated ourselves to lunch.
 
A lovely wedding was about to take place at Cathedral de Mazatlan....
 

Complete with blow up toy seller on hand for those last minute gift ideas!.....

 

A few more blocks to go.....


A beautiful little artist shop en-route.....

Stepping across the stone bridge in the shop.....

Ahhh....welcome to the Plazuela Machado



Please do not adjust your computer.....



That was the local band that came by, complete with dog.....

Nice enough spot......
 
Now, just more walking (tired yet??). This is the part we really enjoy. Getting into the back neighbourhoods and just wandering aimlessly about......
 


Doug liked this sign - "Free beer tomorrow...."


Everywhere we go, it's amazing how often I can find a
heart somewhere on something.
 
I think I should paint my Felix the Beetle like this!




Doug's favourite colour!!
 
"Pull up a chair...."
 
This brought us out to an area called Olas Atlas Beach. Such a cool part of the city. Long walk back to the regular part of the malecon but well worth the trek.....
 

Doug particularly liked this car.....

We started walking where the base of where the road goes up the hill


I don't know. Something about men needing to ensure they
have "good luck" when they see statues like this!!

Looks like a mine shaft in this cliff.....I will have to try and find out.

 
This I will also have to find out about. I will check with my resident expert, Carol.
I believe it is something to do with an old sight-seeing road..... 
 
We went up to the top of this little look-out.....kind of a cool perspective on things.





You will see a lot of these statues on this trip. They are for Carnival 2016
 
I love the real working areas of these places....
 

Contessa - this is for your little gal!!

One last statue for today.....

Back on the part of the malecon that we have walked on before....

Gotta love the hand holders (beer cans) in the bus......

Back home to Euri the shrimp boat. At least that is what
I think he looks like with down-rigger poles out. We are now
taking down the awning when we leave for long periods of time.....
 
Phew.....tired yet??? That was a great day. Sorry for so many pictures but it's just too hard to present the day in only a few photos. Plus, you should all know me by now, right??!!
 
Our feet are tired and it's time to go back to the van. See you all tomorrow. Some of you we will try and Skype with!! Gus and Jasper - that means you too!! Our little Jasper has taken his first few steps so we are pretty stoked about that!!
 
Peace and Goodnight everyone!!
 
Thought for the day: It feels good to be lost in the right direction.
 

From our hearts to yours!!! 

6 comments:

  1. I love the graffiti in the parking lot. It changes every year. La Mona is in the ocean side of that parking lot. The big oven is theirs.

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  3. Oops, we love to the same, we walk to different areas and start exploring. It never fails to impress us with all sorts of wonderful doorways, houses, alleys. Oh yes gulleys and streams etc when we really go off the beaten path. Love reading your tales, looking forward to more. Life in Mexico is being very good to all of us. Cheers, Shelagh

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  4. Loved your walk and all the bright colours, old buildings and the market. We never get tired of the market anywhere in Mexico.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  5. Thanks everyone! It is really the thing we love to do the best....walk the side streets and explore all that there is about this great country!!

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  6. That was a lot of wlaking and some great photos. My favorites are the blue buildings ( haven't seen them before but perhaps they have been recently painted ), the red chair and of course the Romina boat. Tomorrow is her big day in LA.

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