Category: Articles

Child’s Play

[Maaike Hoekstra is a hands-on mom who loves to bike, hike, swim, zipline, skate, bowl, you name the sport and she’s there participating with her two children; a 12 year-old girl and a ten year-old boy. When you read about an activity in Child’s Play you know that “it’s mom inspected” – Maaike’s been there…

Tequila – what people are sipping.

When the question was asked “what is your favourite tequila” the answers poured out… [from 2016]. Claudia Lavista , Herradura ♦ Jon Juan, Los Osuna ♦ Alastair Porteous, Los Abuleos ♦ Gerard Koldyk, before dinner sipping, Tres Generaciones Añejo Qn, for mixing, Hornitos, for after dinner, Don Julio Reposado ♦ Liz and John Bannister, El…

How would you spend a perfect day in Mazatlan?

(That was the question, the invitation. The rules? None! Your answer can be as long or as short as you wish. Responses are unedited and arranged by date received. If you wish to share your perfect day (name dropping is encouraged) please send an e mail to: editormazatlanlife@gmail.com) Singer, The Brenster: My perfect day in…

Decor Tips

“I have my dream job”, says residential and commercial designer, Mark Jay. Born in Detroit, educated at Eastern Michigan University he graduated with a degree in arts management. Mark opted for more arctic air and moved to Chicago – Saks Fifth Avenue hired him as a display director and he left there as vice-president of…

Mazatlan Bus Routes

Updated November 2019: These maps are old but are the only ones available at the moment. Perhaps before you leave ask a local, ask at your hotel – locals and residents who take the bus for work would be able to confirm the routes for you. Reminder! Keep your ticket – inspectors randomly do hop-on…

Cocktail Moments

“Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.” W.C. Fields A Martini Moment Known as The King of Cocktails President FDR welcomed the end of prohibition in 1934 by drinking a martini. Steve Acres prefers to mix a martini this way: 1) chill glass…

Doctor on call – 24/7

By Sheila Madsen, updated September 2020. [Dr. Jorge Garcia de la Rosa has provided maximum protection against Covid-19 transmission – please see yellow box below.] Dr. Jorge Garcia de la Rosa is the first doctor in Mazatlan dedicating his medical practice to house calls, 24/7. Despite his lovely long Mexican name, his English is perfect.…

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…