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Travel Blogs from Puerto Vallarta
... Just try doing it without signs or GPS and you'll see how unending it can be.
Our GPS that gets us so safely through Phoenix and San Antonio could just as well be used as a door stop down here. It has a smattering of locations--just enough to fool novices like us into thinking it would be all we'd need.
But look what you get when you get here.
... restaurants, stores, pharmacies and houses were
very Mexican and nothing like the places down the road. BUT, the people and
vendors did not bother us. They were not haunting us like they did in town.
Polite beunos dias and passa-le’s were the common greetings, no pressure sales
tactics or annoying questions. We did not feel pressured and were not stressed
I had been to PV in the past, for short one week vacations, but ...
After finally arriving in downtown Puerto Vallarta, we stopped for tacos and margaritas right along the boardwalk, where everyone spoke English relatively proficiently. The beach and cobblestone setting made for a romantic stroll, and everyone appeared to be in a delightful mood, embodying the simple pleasures on which Mexicans get by. We ventured off onto one of the side streets, where I felt like I had finally seen the real Mexico. Everything looked ...
... to taste too.. and he got silly and said we should mix the tequilas! I think Raul’s shot glass was bigger than ours! My FAVORITE tequila… a chocolate, coffee, vanilla mixture that was only 18% alcohol… it was so good, in fact, I bought a big bottle!
We tasted, shopped for a bit at a place they had setup for vendors… I got some great little finds for my co-workers and two handmade salsa/guacamole dishes for me! ...
Man, this is the holiday, not to be confused with vacation, that never stops, it began for us, on the day we arrived, Dec. 5, and it was 5 days into the 12 days of the virgin.
In PV there is a beautiful church downtown, named after the virgin, and we spent many nights, and got caught in the traffic during the days as throngs of church groups made there way to the cathedral.