Category Archives: Everyday life as an Ex-Pat in PV

My experiences living in PV

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 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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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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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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