Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Colourful houses of Mazatlan, Mexico

Well this isn't even Throwback Thursday and I am reminiscing about my (all too short) week in Mazatlan, Mexcico in January of 2010.  It was one of my best holidays EVER.  I stayed in a delightful little hotel called La Siesta which was on the waterfront in the central part of town.(known as centro) overlooking the ocean.   I walked around the town photographing buildings, ocean views, dogs....visited the Mercado, attended a fantastic Flamenco dance performance in the restored Teatro (theatre), toasted the sunset with a beer from my balcony every evening and ate at some wonderful restaurants.  I also took a couple of day trips which were okay but my time in Mazatlan overshadowed anything else I did. My one foray into the Gold (tourist) Zone left me horrified and scampering back to my beloved Centro.  And did I mention I did this as a solo trip?  Mexico has had a lot of bad press lately and while there ARE bad things going on there I still believe the average tourist is safe.  Although in my heart I hope I can return to Mazatlan someday there is part of me that says not to go back - to remember it as this perfect week.  Not because I will encounter crime or anything negative but sometimes you just can't go back...

So here is a photo essay on some of the beautiful things you can see when you leave the resorts and explore what Centro Mazatlan has to offer...

This high level of houses was right around the corner from my hotel - so beautiful.

The restored "Teatro" in Mazatlan

The Cathedral downtown

Gazebo and cathedreal behind it.
I hope you enjoyed viewing the beautiful architecture of the centre of Mazatlan. 

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