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Vallarta Living: Careful, Careful

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Cuidado, Pescado There are expressions; colloquialisms heard in Puerto Vallarta we always find amusing; twists of the language, same as we hear in English. Nada, nada, limonada translates to nothing, nothing, lemonade. It can mean a lot of things. Okay, Maguey (pronounced ma-gay) is simply you bet, or you got it. One phrase that stands […]

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Vallarta Living: In A Condo

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Condos, Condos, Condos Friends have decided to buy a condo in Puerto Vallarta. After staying in our guest accommodations for the past couple decades, they are ready to bite the bullet and double down. Picking a realtor is the toughest part. There are many reputable brokerages in Puerto Vallarta, some who wet their feet on […]

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Vallarta Living: Dating

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Dating in Puerto Vallarta New Year’s Eve was a gala in Puerto Vallarta. The streets will be filled with families, dancers, revelers, straight and gay people, entertainers, spectators, and a lot of singles. Our friend lamented the next day; she was dressed to the nines, looked fabulous, had a splendid time but was surrounded by […]

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Vallarta Real Estate: How about 2017?

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VIEWPOINT How about 2017?  My personal assessment at this point in the time The world is in a more noticeable shift of power which will influence how we settle on democracies, dictatorships, or socialist countries. We will see more changes and adjustments in 2017 in financial and global markets, in demographics, and in aggression of […]

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Living in Colombia: New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve in Colombia It’s not a secret that I have a strong preference for spending New year’s Eve in Colombia. Though I may visit family and friends in the states to celebrate other end-of-the-year holidays, I love the joy and exuberation Colombians and other Latin Americans express, and this year, more than before, […]

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Vallarta Living: Myths & Monsters

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Chupacabra Children in Puerto Vallarta, like all of Mexico are often kept in line by parents with a tale of the legendary dreaded Chupacabra. Translating directly to goat sucker, Chupacabra is an evil character that dwells in several Latin American countries, as well as some states in the lower Forty-eight. He might bear resemblance to […]

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Panama Living: The Pan American Highway

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The Pan American Highway For those who love driving, it’s actually possible to navigate your way from one end of the Americas to the other. The Pan American Highway has been called the world’s most motorable road, though that remains somewhat debatable, depending on the source. If you’re talking to anyone who’s made the trip, […]

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Vallarta Living: Cafe

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Café de Olla We love this time of year in Puerto Vallarta for so many reasons. The pageantry, the fiestas and the food are wonderful. One of our favorite pastimes is wandering down the Malecón in the evening. During the twelve days of Our Virgin of Guadalupe, we always stroll with a café de olla […]

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Panama Living: AirBNB

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Panama Airbnb You decided to move to Panama; congratulations! Great choice! Where should you stay while you search for your permanent home in Panama? Hotels are an option and the local resorts are beautiful and tons of fun, but those are costly choices, especially if you are staying any length of time. I’ve found a […]

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Living in Colombia: Huila

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There are ex-pats living in Huila who think they have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Huila (pronounced wee-la) is a department (state or province) in central Colombia and the capital city is Neiva. Located in the valley of the Magdalena River, the population is approximately 400,000. Neive is the […]

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Panama Living: Sports, And More Sports

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Sports in Panama If you think you’ll miss baseball when you move to Panama, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Baseball is Panama’s national sport! Some of the most famous US baseball heroes have hailed from Panama; Rod Carew, Mariano Rivera, Carlos Lee, Manny Sanguillén, and Carlos Ruiz, for just a small handful of examples. […]

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Vallarta Living: Ignacio Who?

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Ignacio Luis Vallarta We are often asked what the name Puerto Vallarta means. A visitor claimed they had searched several Spanish translator books and could not find the meaning of Vallarta… so we are here to set the record straight. Puerto means Port in Spanish and this city was a port long before anything else, […]

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Vallarta Living: Holiday Cheer

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Christmas in Puerto Vallarta One of our main reasons for moving to Puerto Vallarta developed around our growing distaste with spending holidays in the North. We found the lack of commercialism (comparatively) and the meaningfulness of the holiday in Puerto Vallarta completely captured our heart.  Many years ago we were enchanted by our first posada, […]

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