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Five Ways You Can Contribute In Puerto Vallarta

Pick up trash – We aren’t asking you to walk around town with a garbage bag (although that would be extremely appreciated.) Puerto Vallarta once took a lot of pride in being very friendly and clean. Still friendly, the city could use some help with the trash. Puerto Vallarta’s favorite historian, Catalina Montes de Oca … Read more Five Ways You Can Contribute In Puerto Vallarta

Amate and Cartoneria In Puerto Vallarta

Aztecs were meticulous record keepers and developed their own paper long before the Spanish conquest. Amate paper was banned by the Spanish conquistadors for the simple reason it was used in Aztec religious ceremonies. It was considered by Aztec shamans to have magical properties and the Spanish weren’t interested in finding out why. However someone … Read more Amate and Cartoneria In Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta – Speak & Be Heard

Attempting the Language As years go on in our residency of Puerto Vallarta, we’ve found it amazing how many people speak English; the waiters, the ladies at the lavanderia, bartenders, the veterinarian we take the pup to see for his yearly exam. Even some of the taxi and bus drivers. It is an honor to … Read more Puerto Vallarta – Speak & Be Heard

Christmas Traditional Foods in Puerto Vallarta

There is nothing quite as Mexican as a ritual and when it comes to such, Puerto Vallarta celebrates with joy and earnest. What better time to incorporate Pre-Hispanic customs than the birth of Christ, so observed by the Catholic Church. Offerings of the gods, practiced long before the arrival and conquering of the Spaniards, over … Read more Christmas Traditional Foods in Puerto Vallarta

In Puerto Vallarta try the Antojitos

Antojitos is the Mexican word for those delicious foods we buy in Puerto Vallarta from street vendors. Translated to “little cravings,” they can be found early in the morning and late into the evening. Whether by design or specific agreement, different tacos stands are open various times of day and we have favorites for breakfast, … Read more In Puerto Vallarta try the Antojitos

Puerto Vallarta Voting Why Does Mexico Care?

Why Does Mexico Care? There are many reasons the election is of great interest to Mexico and lately it seems like every dinner discussion in Puerto Vallarta centers around the upcoming US election. Over 34 million people of Mexican origin live in the U.S. That’s reason enough, in itself, for major concern. When Donald Trump … Read more Puerto Vallarta Voting Why Does Mexico Care?

Vallarta Life: Location, location (rentals)

Finding a Rental in Puerto Vallarta   There are many rentals in Puerto Vallarta and scads of sources to find one; agencies, bulletin boards (electronic and onsite) in supermarkets; cafés; Facebook sites or simply Google Rental Puerto Vallarta and an amazing amount of possibilities will pop up. We always check reviews, regardless of what we’re … Read more Vallarta Life: Location, location (rentals)

Puerto Vallarta: Five Things We Can Learn from Mexicans

Manners: While walking the pup this afternoon, in our neighborhood, a Mexican woman came from the other direction talking on her cell phone. She passed me and held the phone away from her ear, greeted me with “buenas tardes” and continued her conversation and stroll. Last week I sneezed in the spice aisle at Soriana … Read more Puerto Vallarta: Five Things We Can Learn from Mexicans

Vallarta Life: Who Won Big In Hollywood? Mexico

Mexico Takes Hollywood As we watched from our cozy home in Puerto Vallarta, it was a thrill to see this year’s Academy Awards from Los Angeles, California, where several Oscars were handed out to Mexicans! Alfonso Cuarón accepted the honor for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Film for his film Roma! Congratulations are … Read more Vallarta Life: Who Won Big In Hollywood? Mexico