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What is a Tapatío? Tapatío is much more than a salsa, which by the way is made and sold in the United States. Though it’s often thought to be a product of Guadalajara, it only represents this gracious city. The tagline “It’s a sauce that’s…very saucy!” is a compliment to the capital of Jalisco, the …

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Uber vs. Taxi We have come to the conclusion over the past several months there is no argument regarding whether to take Uber or a taxi. This is completely a personal choice. There are Uber Wars, as some like to refer to the shouting matches that have happened between drivers, especially when Uber first came to …

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Are You a Local or Resident? Let’s put this one to bed once and for all. So many people call themselves local after moving to Puerto Vallarta. You are not a local unless you are from here. It doesn’t matter if you have lived in Puerto Vallarta or anywhere else for the past two or …

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When Will The Temp Get Cool Again? Once September passes and businesses that had been closed for the month begin again to open, people start coming back to town. The snowbirds from the north flock back via flights or long road trips. Streets begin to fill, and the beach comes alive again with more music, …

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Halloween in Puerto Vallarta When we first began to visit Puerto Vallarta in the early-1980’s Halloween celebrations were scarce. On October 31, a few people would show up at local clubs in costume and some got in the spirit. For the most part, Halloween was just another night in Puerto Vallarta. Kids were just beginning …

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Hands on the Wheel We have learned it’s best to keep hands on the wheel while driving in Puerto Vallarta and eyes on the road. While cruising along recently with our visiting granddaughter in the back seat, we stopped at a light and pulled out the cell phone. Our intention was to let friends know …

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Puerto Vallarta and Guns This past weekend we had the occasion to watch a rousing televised sports event in Puerto Vallarta with a group of acquaintances and a handful of people we’d never met, some tourists. One new visitor to our lovely city proudly displayed her recently obtained NRA card and also her permit to …

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Four Things to Know About Driving in Mexico Summer and fall are perfect for roads trips. We escape the heat of Puerto Vallarta and go east, north or south. There is so much to see and if we lived a dozen lifetimes, we wouldn’t see all of Mexico. We advise checking ahead to see is …

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Earthquakes in Puerto Vallarta It’s time to talk about earthquakes again. We hit on this subject about once a year and this time we’re going to talk about what you need on hand. These are the essentials. Water. Lots of water. This is probably the hardest need to fill. It’s also a tough one to …

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Retiring in Puerto Vallarta on Social Security Are you thinking about making Puerto Vallarta your permanent home in the future? We know people just like you. After visiting this beautiful place, they believe it may be possible for dreams to come true; retiring on Social Security in the tropics. Moving to places like Indio Springs …

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