Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Learning the Streets

What great weather! As soon as the sun is up, the weather is pleasant.

Today, we went to Mercado Pino Suarez, the 121-year-old main market in the middle of old Mazatlan. We went to see if the vegetable selection was better than the close supermarket. It was a bit better but did not provide reason enough to shop exclusively there.
 
Mazatlan from My Drone's Perspective This is my drone shot from around 38 meters above our terrace.

We are still getting our bearings. The first few days in a new place are a mix of on-foot exploration and searching Google Maps. Soon though, the directions shall all become internalized and that is the sign one is really at home. Mazatlan is a tad difficult because, although the streets are in a grid system, some neighbourhoods are not parallel to each other. Also, the terrain is hilly, so the shortest walking route might not always be the easiest.  

I put on my jacket for our evening little walk. We found what should become our preferred fruit and vegetable shop on Zaragoza Street.  Presently, a brass band is playing in the Angel Flores park just a few blocks over.  It is loud but much less annoying than a neighbour with a loud stereo would be. In fact, this area seems pretty quiet, especially at night. This is a truly comfortable city with which to become familiar.


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