Arroyo los Camarones

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  • Day163

    Puerto Vallarta

    January 12, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    We enjoyed a day off the bikes in and around Puerto Vallarta and continued our string of coincidental encounters as we heard that Holly's old coworker Andrew and his girlfriend Aryn were enjoying a break from winter in Whitehorse and shared a drink and travel stories with them along the Malecon. The next morning Holly rode the 17 km back into Puerto Vallarta (a section she described as one of the more harrowing rides of the trip after her bus-dodging ride out to Bucerias the first day) while Karl took the bus in to pick up his fixed-up ride. Once we had Karl's bike out of the shop we put the new wheels straight to the test riding the bumpy coblestone streets (definitely not designed with cyclists in mind) to the Malecon, where we saw a circus display, and through the old town centre before we waved goodbye and rode out of town past a smattering of high-end resort hotels.Read more

  • Day4

    Hombre y Perro

    July 15, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    I feel bad. The man with dog panhandling from the other night is actually blind. A lady came to fetch him, but a woman with a small daughter asked him about his other dog, and he pulled out the smallest chihuahua, one month old, out of his purse. Made my day. I gave him ten pesos. 😊 - BassamRead more

  • Day1

    On the Malecón

    July 12, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Maybe Yelapa and I can sit and beg like the baseball-cap handle! The perro reminded me of Yelapa. Seems to be well fed, so the gig must pay off. San Fran does not have a lock on man-with-dog panhandling - BassRead more

  • Day1


    July 12, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Wetttttt! I took a bath downtown! First a few drops, everyone walking in the light rain. It actually felt good and cooling. Then it got a little heavier. No one here carries an umbrella. They started sheltering under awnings and in the entrances to stores. I deployed my umbrella, my defensive shield and kept walking. Everyone was cowering under the awnings but I was walking, all the way to the edge of downtown. And then the floodgates opened. My small umbrella protected my head, barely. Everything else got wet. The cobblestone streets became rivers. I left my room without putting my water shoes on. Big mistake. My leather shoes are soaking wet. The worst part is when you want to cross the street from sidewalk to sidewalk. The water was ankle deep at its shallowest. Wow, as I said earlier I took a bath downtown. Of course, on my way back el hombre y perro were gone.

    It poured for 30 minutes, then stopped, and everyone left their shelters under the awnings and started walking again on their way to the restaurants or on their way home - Bassam
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  • Day2

    Ice Oaxaca

    July 13, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Really good stuff. It's called Ice Oaxaca. The owner is so nice. The icecream is handmade and the flavors are mouth watering. I got one small scoop of Pétalos de Rosa, rose petal flavored icecream and one of Leche Quemada, burnt milk. The rose icecream was subtle and good, but the burnt milk was outstanding. Both were more like ice milk. I am going back tomorrow for Mezcal with figs, yum - BassamRead more

  • Day2

    Playa de Los Camarones

    July 13, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We all pile up in the minivan, Eduardo, his wife Yadira Africa (pronounced Jadira of course, haha), daughter Alejandra, and son Eduardo Junior, one of the chihuahuas and of course Yelapa. We drive to Playa de Los Camarones. It is halfway between Vallarta Torre and the Malecón. You get to it from the same road that takes us downtown. I don't know why we never went there. Very cute beach. Right on the beach is Barracuda restaurant. You sit under umbrellas right on the beach. We ordered ceviche, guacamole, and I ordered a cazuela with marisco. The food was not outstanding, but good. The setting was priceless. Yelapa played in the sand like a maniac. She was so happy. I got to know Eduardo and his family. His wife is great - BassamRead more

  • Day5

    Icecream Oaxaca

    July 16, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    After breakfast I drag him back to the Malecón, at the end there is an icecream shop that I know he likes. The weather is clear but he is sweating a lot, too humid for him I think. He orders a scoop of Oaxaca icecream, Mezcal con Higos, and the lady gives him a chair to sit on while I watch the traffic go by. Time to go back to the playa - YelapaRead more

  • Day5

    Rhythms of the Night Show

    June 24, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Boat ride to a beautiful part of Puerto Vallarta only accessible by boat, Las Caletas. Spectacular show! An authentic representation of the Aztec culture, produced and choreographed by Cirque du Soleil. And absolutely delicious dinner. Candlelight and torches lit our path and our dinner tables, no electricity.Read more

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