Mexico
Puerto Vallarta

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  • Day306

    Putos en Puerto Vallarta

    May 31 in Mexico

    Puerto Vallarta was our next destination, well-known as the gay beach capital of Mexico, with LGBTIQ seaside resorts, bars and clubs. We arrived early at the Guadalajara bus terminal only to find out that the next bus to Puerto Vallarta was sold out and that the 8:20am bus was running at least an hour behind schedule. We checked the other companies and the earliest bus that we could find was leaving at 9am. In the meantime, the bus that was supposedly running late arrived and left before our 9am departure. We eventually exited Guadalajara and arrived in Puerto Vallarta around 2pm. For seven days la Playa del Muertos was our playground, as we soaked up the sunshine and slurped on our cold, alcoholic beverage on the beach.

    Our apartment was only a short distance from the beach but it seemed perched high in the hills. To get to the beach, we had to descend down a flight of stairs, then a short walk before tackling a set of stairs that were built into the side of a mountain cliff. The journey down wasn't the problem - it was getting back up that was the problem, particularly after a few drinks. The same pattern occurred each day: get up, eat, go to the beach, drink, return home, rinse and repeat the next day. To mix things up, we changed the order of these activities or added an excursion to the historical centre to stock up on supplies or a bite to eat.

    On our first day in Puerto Vallarta, we strolled along the beach, puzzled at the colour of the water. It was a colour that we had never seen before. We started to think that the name of the beach, Playa de los Muertos (Beach of the Dead) may have been named after the dark red oceans. Maybe it was just an isolated incident but the next day the colour had returned to a bluish, green colour. Beach life was relatively uneventful, except one day a shark was spotted. Ricky was the last to know about it. He tried as fast as he could to get out of the ocean, but it seemed like everything was in slow motion and the sand had turned to quicksand. All Ricky could hear in the background was the eerie music from the Jaws movies. That was the end of our day at beach and our time in Puerto Vallarta.

    Next stop: Mexico City.

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  • Day3

    Casa Hernández

    July 14, 2016 in Mexico

    We get to Casa Hernández to drop Yelapa off so we can go to this Mexican restaurant, they don't allow dogs. Yelapa is so happy to see the other dogs. Yadira is like Laura; she loves animals. She is very vivacious and very warm, I really like her. So is Eduardo and the kids - Bassam

  • Day3

    Jack Fruit Tree

    July 14, 2016 in Mexico

    Yadira and a couple of their friends from Seattle pick us up at the hotel to go to the vet. Before we left for the vet I gave Yelapa a few morsels of Jamon de Serrano that I had bought for myself, she loved those and almost bit my fingers off to get them. Her appetite whetted, she went to her bowl and ate a good portion of dog food. What a relief 😊, this is the first time she ate for me. Yadira is driving, she stops to order coconuts from a stand that happens to be under this jackfruit tree. The jackfruit is not ripe yet. This is the first time I have ever seen a jackfruit tree. Everyone orders a coconut but me, which I regretted when they brought the coconuts, they smelled so good - BassamRead more

  • Day4

    Taqueria Lunch

    July 15, 2016 in Mexico

    I took Yelapa to this street taqueria literally 2 blocks from Casa Fantasia. Oh what good tacos. Had the El Pastor, lengua, and asada. The lady makes the tortillas right there in front of you. There are benches to sit around the cart and a small one to the side. The owner brought a chair for Yelapa. I tried very tiny morsels of meat, she inhaled them. She was so happy. A few small portions of taco soaked in the meat juice, she loved. I tried to sneak in a small bean or two with the meat, she ate the meat and spit out the bean. She definitely is a meat lover - BassamRead more

  • Day3

    Veterinario Mascota's

    July 14, 2016 in Mexico

    Yadira drops us off at Dr. Penã, the vet who took care of Yelapa, to pick up the health certificate. Now Yelapa has her official papers. I am so happy. She is a lovely lovely dog. She sat in my arms the whole way to the Fernandez home. This was a trial run for the ride on the plane. I think she will do fine - BassamRead more

  • Day4

    Hombre y Perro

    July 15, 2016 in Mexico

    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. 😊 - Bassam

  • Day4

    The white splotches on the shirt.

    July 15, 2016 in Mexico

    That's the salt residue after the sweat soaked shirt dried out. It rained early this morning and it has been beautiful since. It is so humid I get drenched in sweat within ten minutes of starting to walk - Bassam

  • Day1

    The Malecón

    July 12, 2016 in Mexico

    Not as crowded as during the high season, but still busy. A lot of families with children and couples strolling, eating ice cream and what street vendors have to offer. This is a very short walk from Casa Fantasia. The clouds are gathering, and as you can see in the photo it is already raining in the distance over the waters of the Pacific. I felt a couple small drops on my face, refreshing... I have an umbrella in my backpack, I am set, right? - BassRead more

  • Day1

    On the Malecón

    July 12, 2016 in Mexico

    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 - Bass

  • Day1

    Downtown

    July 12, 2016 in Mexico

    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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