A Day at the Observatory
Phoebe is flying back to Arizona tomorrow so we wanted to get in an outing around town before she left. This was a decision we made about a week before I realized how bad Omicron has been in Mexico. Anyway, we had reservations for Thursday at the Observatory, a new historical attraction of Mazatlán.
Mike with a pirate.
It turns out the history of this region is quite fascinating. Yes, there were pirates. One of them looted the Mexican coast and settled in Mazatlán and built up the port area quite a bit.
All things considered, you can understand why they needed a lookout.
Today I brought Phoebe into the hospital for her COVID test so she could board her flight back to school tomorrow. It cost $1,000 pesos and fortunately, she was negative. (Just to be clear that's a lot for a single test, and no, there are no home tests here).
If you are thinking of coming to Mexico please be aware that there is no testing going on. That's what makes the numbers look good here. The numbers look so great that they're going ahead with Carnaval in February. Which is madness. Even Rio has canceled Carnaval.
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