Yes we’re moving to Mazatlan! Jeff and I decided on Mazatlan for a lot of reasons but this particular trip is to find a home base for our lives. While we of course love to travel as a couple we decided it would be much easier to find a good local to travel in and out of. We chose Mazatlan because of its accessibility, size, and benefits for us. We were both excited to check out our new designation unfortunately I had woken up with a stomach issues. Thank goodness I had some Treda a fantastic OTC medication for any tummy problems that may arise. I keep some with me at all times. I’m not blessed with an iron stomach, my tummy has a tendency to be finicky as I have a few autoimmune health problems.
As you can see we took the bus. We took the bus for several reasons, 1 the expense, 2 and most important there is no extra fee’s for baggage. Which we definitely had a few of three suitcases, two large backpacks and two small day packs to be exact. Our entire lives are in these bags everything from pictures, cookware to electronics. We took the TAP bus line from Mezcales MX rather than from Puerto Vallarta. Since we would of had to transfer when it reached Mezcales anyway. Mezcales is in the Bahia de Banderas municipal in the state of Nayarit. The same as San Pancho it was a quick 25-30 minute cab ride to the bus station there. It cost us 600 Peso’s or approximately 32.00 US . Mezcales is a medium size city with around 20,000 residents. The bus station was very small a little hole in the wall but it the nice thing was there wasn’t a line. Our tickets were very affordable two passengers for 1,333.00 Peso’s or approximately 70.00 US. The TAP bus was comfortable with reclining seats, bathrooms, built-in small t.v.. With movies, music and games. Of course it’s all in Spanish, but if you’re trying to build on your language skills this could be a good time to focus on tuning your ear to the Spanish dialect. Honestly I slept most of the time since I wasn’t feeling my best the trip took around 6 1/2-7 hours.
Finally after all the commotion of the day we arrived at our the new property! It was a very nice two bedroom, full kitchen with a view of the ocean. We were very pleased our host was very nice and understanding of the rush to get in. We watched the beautiful sunset and made a tasty meal for dinner together.
The lesson I’d say is that when traveling remember not everything always goes to plan but if you stay calm and open to the adventure it will all turn out alright. We actually had an even nicer place to stay and rented it for the month to insure we wouldn’t have to rush as we looked for a permanent home. Thank you for joining in on our new adventure and keep watching for next post to come. Finding a home in Mexico.