Author Archives: Eileen

Shopping Remains a Challenge!

One of my first blogs was about the woes and challenges of furnishing a small condo nearly ten years ago.  Despite all the Home Depots and Costcos that have since invaded the perimeter of the city, the woes persist. Even … Continue reading

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The Days of the Dentista

One of the huge pluses of living part of the year in Puerto Vallarta, or anywhere in Mexico for that matter, is access to good, affordable medical and dental care.  For those of us without insurance in the US, it … Continue reading

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The End of the Season

Just as there is great anticipation for the first visit of the year – packing, planning, contacting friends and general excitement – there is the reverse process for the end of the year.  I had to leave early this year … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Mexico

Mexico has two Thanksgivings.  The “Canadian Thanksgiving” which occurs on the second Monday in October, and the “American Thanksgiving” which occurred yesterday.  They are essentially identical food-wise, but spaced about a month apart, as the harvest in Canada occurs before … Continue reading

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Coco-nuts

Coco-Nuts One of my neighbors here at Selva Romantica joined me last spring in a drink or three in the upstairs balcony of a local bar, Que Pasa West.  There is a Que Pasa East, but that is another blog … Continue reading

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Arriving to the Next Season in Puerto Vallarta

November 5, 2012  The sunny morning is quietly turning to a cloudy afternoon.  The sun in a bit of a haze, the sweat of the day cooled by a breeze.  It won’t rain.  November 8 is my “weather turns perfect” … Continue reading

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Feliz Cumpleanos, Diego!

Note:  Originally published October 2010 Most of Wednesday was consumed by Diego Ibarra’s birthday party.  Diego is our building manager, employed by our condo association Administrator.   She is not particularly liked, but Diego is widely appreciated for his charm and tact. … Continue reading

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Dogs and Cats in Mexico

Note:  Originally written April 2008 There are a whole bunch of homeless cats and dogs in Mexico.  Fortunately, there are a whole bunch of people and organizations dedicated to their welfare.  But all in all, it is a lucky few … Continue reading

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The Fifty-Nine Second Phone Call

  Sr. Carlos Slim is the wealthiest man in the world.  He owns Tel-Mex, the Mexican phone company.  To make a long-distant call, back in the day, you had to line up in front of the phone company and wait … Continue reading

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Lampshades in Paradise

It starts out as a dream.  A small wish, a tickle in your imagination, as you stretch out on a quiet tropical beach on a perfect 82 degree day.  I could live here.  It starts out innocently enough.  A week … Continue reading

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