Mexico
Puerto Vallarta

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8 travelers at this place:

  • 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

  • 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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  • Day2

    Casa Fantasia Courtyard Breakfast

    July 13, 2016 in Mexico

    Hipólito is the owner/manager; he tells me that last night's storm was heavier than normal. They had one storm before which was nothing like last night's. He goes for an hour walk every night and he was caught in it too.

    They made breakfast for me: dos huevos, frijoles, papas, tortillas de maíz y salsa especialmente para mi 😊 It seems I am the only guest here - Bassam

  • Day2

    Ice Oaxaca

    July 13, 2016 in Mexico

    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 - Bassam

  • Day2

    Playa de Los Camarones

    July 13, 2016 in Mexico

    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

You might also know this place by the following names:

Puerto Vallarta, Пуерто Валярта, Pto Vallarta, پورتو بایارتا، خالیسکو, PVR, 푸에르토바야르타, Пуэрто-Вальярта, 巴亚尔塔港

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