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Vallarta Life: Ojo De Venado

Ojo de Venado We found it fascinating when we asked a young mother in Puerto Vallarta about the bracelet on her newborn and discovered it was to ward off envy. Ojo de Venado or Deer Eye in English, is a special seed, usually attached with a soft piece of red yarn. The child wears it … Read more Vallarta Life: Ojo De Venado

Vallarta Life: Formality Lesson

Titulos and Formalities In Puerto Vallarta, did you know it’s important to address professionals by their title? Unless you’re on a first name basis with your Doctor, he or she is Doctor (masculine form) Garcia or Doctora (feminine form) Diego. However, just as significant are the titles of your engineer Ingeniero or your architect Arquetecto, … Read more Vallarta Life: Formality Lesson

Vallarta Life: Frida

Frida Kahlo In Puerto Vallarta, we have been a fan of Frida Kahlo for many years.  Frida is an icon in Mexico and has long been revered in many ways. She is a symbol of strength, and the ability to overcome great obstacles. Frida’s mother was mestiza from Oaxaca who married a German immigrant; they … Read more Vallarta Life: Frida

Vallarta Life: History, Benito Juarez

Benito Juárez Benito Juárez is a significant figure in Mexican history and we see his name in many places in Puerto Vallarta. There are streets named for him, an entire colonia (neighborhood), schools, businesses. Born on March 21, 1806, the birthday of Benito Juárez is celebrated every year in Mexico on the third Monday in … Read more Vallarta Life: History, Benito Juarez

Vallarta Life: History Lesson

The Underground Railroad to Mexico Slavery of Africans is a uniquely American story in many ways and without exception; there are intriguing tales of escape to accompany this tragic stretch of history. Mexico, now a place known for sunny vacations, was a desired safe harbor for many slaves escaping from far reaches of the United … Read more Vallarta Life: History Lesson

Vallarta Life: Malecon Time

Walking the Malecón You can entertain yourself for days on end walking the Malecón. There’s so much to do, we have made a short list but you’ll discover many things on your own. And it’s all free! There are two points to start from, depending on your fortitude when you walk along the Malecón. The … Read more Vallarta Life: Malecon Time

Vallarta Life: Pier History

The Pier and Puerto Vallarta Periodically we see photos and old posts of the pier that was replaced by the current modern and highly designed wharf where boats continue to come and go, as they did in more humble times. Some say they like the old pier better but we find those people are similarly … Read more Vallarta Life: Pier History