Exploring Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico

Street cart serving ceviche de cameron, mui delisioso!!

   We need to beat feet QUICK! We are getting fat and lazy here with all the good food and although we have been riding our bikes all over town and hiked a mountain (ok, a rather large hill anyway @ 523 feet above high tide). Tomorrow we ride for Durango, but tonight we hope you enjoy some pics and memories from Mazatlan.

A few of the most memorable things in Mazatlan:
  • We arrived on a Sunday and found a restaurant with a line OUT THE DOOR! “Oh BOY, this is gonna be GREAT!” It was the cutest little place that looked like your Grandma’s dining room but jammed wall to wall with tables and bodies. We waited 45 minutes in a line that stretched out the door, to be seated and made friends with a family also in line. Everyone was DEVOURING the stuff and the bowls just kept flying out of the kitchen. We were sat with our new friends, the more the merrier and there was not an empty seat in the house. It was a Sunday and the menu contained only one option:
    Menudo, Breakfast of Champions

    Menudo (the soup, not the boy band) large or small, your choice. That’s it. We were iffy, I had heard about it and know it is a well-loved favorite with my Mexican friends. What the heck, we’ll take two, please. We honestly have it the old college try with a few bites and felt guilty as we pushed the raw looking innards around the bowl. We both discovered we don’t care for Menudo, not.one.bit. Our neighbors noticed our reluctance and looked sad for us. We offered it to them and they were more than happy to take it off our hands. Waste not, want not. 🙂

  • The views from the El Faro lighthouse, the highest lighthouse in the Americas and one of the highest operating lighthouses in the WORLD, are stunning. We hiked it in March @ 11:00 a.m. it was tolerable but hot, go early if you are gonna!

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  • Patty is of legal drinking age in Mexico and was coerced by a group of older ladies saucing it up at the table next to us to give a Cosmo a try:
Mazatlan Gallery

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Heather

Hey there! February 2014 after a bit of soul searching but more of a desire to live my life differently, I made the decision to sell my house, sell all the crap that is filling up my life and hit the road for the life of a vagabond. These are my pictures, my stories and my journey...

5 thoughts on “Exploring Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico

  1. Wow your experiences this far are amazing! I look forward to reading your blogs about the people you meet, have you stayed at anyone’s house thus far? Where do you guys keep your bikes when your exploring? I would be nervous of them getting stolen. Do you feel homesick at all? I know your on this awesome once in a lifetime adventure and I’m asking all this boring stuff, just curious.
    On another note I love all the pictures, and when you write it’s sooo discriptive I can imagine whatever your talking about at the time.
    Thank you for sharing I love it! Live well, enjoy..❤️ Heather

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    1. Hey Heather! 😊 Thanks for keeping up with us and the encouragement, it really means a lot. To answer your questions:
      We were invited to stay with an American living in Santiago, Mexico right off the bat when we were assembling our bikes at the airport, it was a great time they took us sightseeing a bit too. Then a very nice Mexican lady invited us to pitch our tent on her property because she said it was safer than wild camping (although we haven’t felt unsafe at all on this trip, mom will be moms, ammiright?)
      When we are exploring a city we either leave the bikes at the hostel or place we are staying or bring them and lock them up well. If there’s a lot of walking, like a market or something we just leave them and walk. Less stress, sometimes we do feel nervous. Sometimes just one of us does, in that case the other plays it safe and listens.
      Homesick: actually it still kinda feels like a vacation, it hasn’t really sink in yet, I don’t think lol.
      The questions aren’t boring at all and kinda fun to answer. Thank you so much for the compliments and glad you’re enjoying the posts. 😊 Be good, girl and holy HECK is that boy of yours growing! A man now… Sheesh, when did THAT happen look

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