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Puerto Vallarta Voting From Afar

Voting From Afar We agree with those in Puerto Vallarta who are intent on discussing the issue that the upcoming election in the United States is going to be one of the most important events in the history of the country. If one party wins, there will be upheaval and chaos; the other party is … Read morePuerto Vallarta Voting From Afar

Puerto Vallarta: A Mexican Fable

The Sleeping WarriorFables abound in Mexico and are retold, embellished and treasured by everyone from schoolchildren to grandmothers. Puerto Vallarta, though a younger settlement than perhaps some of the ancient cities in the central part of the country, has many of her own tales full of grandeur and woe.From any viewpoint in Puerto Vallarta, one … Read morePuerto Vallarta: A Mexican Fable

Sushi in Puerto Vallarta – Oh So Worth It

Sushi, Please! Recently a friend asked if we knew of a decent restaurant for Japanese food in Puerto Vallarta. This initiated a conversation that went far beyond sushi. Japanese immigrants were originally lumped in with anyone of Asian resemblance as Chino. Japanese initially came as slaves in an era when coffee plantations in Chiapas were … Read moreSushi in Puerto Vallarta – Oh So Worth It

Clothing Is NOT Optional in Vallarta

Amazingly, we see tourists in Puerto Vallarta in grocery stores and shopping malls wandering around in bikinis! Aside from being cold, some are simply not easy on the eye. We can say the same thing about fellows walking down streets (that are not located on or even near the beach) wearing those teeny tiny revealing … Read moreClothing Is NOT Optional in Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta and Its Out Lying Areas

There are many magical places to visit surrounding Puerto Vallarta that require only a short bus trip. Down the south coastline, Boca de Tomatlan is at the end of the city route. From there, one can catch a panga (boat) to Yelapa, Las Animas or Quimixto for a very reasonable fare. Day trips are perfect … Read morePuerto Vallarta and Its Out Lying Areas

Is that a Big Log in the Water? Puerto Vallarta

We actually have very limited reports of crocodile attacks in Puerto Vallarta. There’s a simple reason for this: crocodiles rarely attack humans. Crocodiles are, however, very interested in four legged mammals and we are personally aware of incidents where pets were taken by these large prehistoric-like reptiles. It’s difficult to refer to such events as … Read moreIs that a Big Log in the Water? Puerto Vallarta

Angels? In Puerto Vallarta?

Our first encounter with Mexican road etiquette took place on a busy street in Zona Romatica, Puerto Vallarta. Returning to our trusty auto, we confronted mechanical betrayal due to the human error of leaving on the headlights. After a somewhat healthy discourse on crucial safety factors while driving in daylight with headlights on, involving remembering … Read moreAngels? In Puerto Vallarta?

Pan Muerto Puerto Vallarta

Soon it will be Day of the Dead and we wouldn’t be caught dead in Puerto Vallarta without a good recipe for Day of the Dead Bread! Pan Muerto in Spanish is traditional bread that is shared at either the shine for the departed or at the actual gravesites. In the shape of a bun, … Read morePan Muerto Puerto Vallarta

Huipil – Those Beautiful Blouses in Vallarta

When shopping in Puerto Vallarta, one will find few garments as simple and yet elaborate as Huipil, the traditional dress worn by indigenous women of Central and South America. A Nahuatl word, pronounced weep-eel, the length of a Huipil can be everything from a short blouse to a floor length dress. Normally assembled with two … Read moreHuipil – Those Beautiful Blouses in Vallarta

From The Catrina In Puerto Vallarta

Death is the great neutralizer. No matter whom we are or what we possess, we are all going in the same direction and headed for one particular place. Nowhere in the world celebrates the end of life quite like Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta. The Mexican Revolution gave birth to La Catrina in the late nineteenth … Read moreFrom The Catrina In Puerto Vallarta