Posts Tagged ‘Sinaloa’

On a special “MexMonday,” (it’s Mexico bicentennial celebration week) I wanted to post a photo special to me. Not solely because of the substance, but because it enabled me to meet a great community of people who promote Mexico. People I now call my friends.

a man takes a moment outside Malpica bakery

On an excursion to visit some of the charming pueblos with in a short distance of Mazatlan, the tour stopped in Malpica. With a population of less than 1,000 and basically untouched by time, the town houses a seemingly simple bakery. In a small oven, some of the finest pastries in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico are created.  And we arrived for a taste. Breakfast. And Delicious.

Outside, in between bites, I snapped this image. A memory, a moment. A man and his best friend.

Shortly afterwards, I submitted the picture for the weekly MexMonday photo contest. (~Oct ’09-Feb ’10). This photo, along with a few others I submitted over time claimed honors – It won. It’s award winning.

So, this monday I take off my sombrero (my hat) off the creator of the weekly MexMonday, my friend Stephanie, and everyone else who promotes Mexico on Mondays. I love the photos, stories, and specials.  A Feliz (Happy) MexMonday mis amigos.

stay adventurous, Craig

Day 9 of 20 day Mexico Bicentennial Tribute


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After a few very busy days in Sinaloa, specifically Mazatlán I suddenly realized I had yet to take in a sunset. And it’s on the Pacific coast of Mexico too. But then, perhaps aided by the pearl of wisdom found in a few Oysters, I  decided to not find the time, but make the time to watch one. I decided to create a moment and witness one of my favorite times of the day.

No more chasing another story or writing one. No more tweeting my thoughts. I put down my pen, shut my lap top and decided to enjoy a moment on my balcony at the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay. The luxury resort located in Nuevo Mazatlán, one of the three main neighborhoods for tourists in the city, provides a true retreat from the everyday and a chance to watch day turn to night. Although I enjoy being in the action at times, the action the Golden Zone might provide, I definitely enjoyed some time away. Time to relax, time to pause,  time to reflect. Some time to watch the sunset.

I can recall moment, not because the sky displayed the most spectacular colors or because I witnessed a green flash. I didn’t capture the perfect picture either. Nope, it was simply because it was a shared experience. I realized someone else, somewhere, was doing the exact same thing. Somewhere, someone was watching the sunset too. I felt connected.

I hope this Sunday (on a special, emotional weekend here in New York City) you do too.

the shared experience... the sunset

stay adventurous, Craig

Day 8 of 20 day Mexico Bicentennial Tribute

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Attending a festival in the town of El Quelite, Sinaloa, a short drive outside of Mazatlan, I took a picture of a young local performer.

she smiled to show us her braces...

Stay advenutrous, Craig

Day 6 of 20 day Mexico Bicentennial Tribute

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