Category: Articles

Welcome back – with no to-do list!

By Sheila Madsen (November 2014) While you are away from your Mazatlan winter home you most likely have been keeping a to-do list for when you return. Call Mega Cable/TelMex, go to the CFE office, arrange for a cleaning crew to do a deep clean, turn fridge on, change sheets, clean plunge pool, fill the…

What the heck is gluten?

https://youtu.be/uEM2iDT-VAk An animated TED-Ed Talk Is it a fad? Is it a lie? Is it life threatening? It’s boring! If you are not already nodding off to all this gluten-free noise then this entertaining video may answer some of your questions. For celiacs in Mazatlan (five of us?) Mega has many gluten-free options (no bread)…

Doctor Detectives

Retired MDs Are Ready to Solve Your Medical Mystery Kathleen Doheny, 07/18/2014, all prices are in US dollars Dr. Greg Denari had practiced for more than 30 years as a family physician in South San Francisco Bay Area, and he was ready to bid goodbye to medicine. Or so he thought. “I missed medicine, being…

Married with different last names? Living together? Prove it!

By Sheila Madsen (April 2014) More new rules have arrived in Mexico for the foreign community. If you are in a common-law marriage, or have simply decided to live together then you must be able to prove it to the Mexican authorities should any thing happen to your partner. For instance, if one of you…

Ignore the headlines: Here’s why you should vacation in Mexico

This article was written by: MARINA JIMENEZ The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading daily newspaper. Published Saturday, Feb. 23 2013, 6:00 AM EST Barry McGavin, a chemistry teacher-turned-guitarist from Vancouver, is tonight’s entertainment at Pedro y Lola’s restaurant in Plaza Machado. He starts up a jazzy rendition of Elvis’s Burning Love on the patio and…

Pedregoso: a wacky, winding street with personality plus

By Sheila Madsen, February 2013 When you are two there are so many decisions to agree upon. Children, cat, dog, parrot, downtown, suburbs, condo, garden, squash, tennis, travel, stay, meat, vegetarian, organic, spend, save, eat in, dine out and the daily dialogues go on and on. For most of us who decide to move to…