Returning to Puerto Vallarta

Old Oct 7th, 2016, 11:04 AM
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Maybe either El Eden or Chico's Paradise?
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Old Oct 7th, 2016, 11:23 AM
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I have almost taken that Interjet flight between PVR and BJX - a one hour inexpensive flight sounds tempting. I look forward to learning how it went.
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Old Oct 7th, 2016, 11:57 AM
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Stew has this quirky fetish about counting gringos (otherwise, why even mention there are less than 500 expats in gto?). So, it was surprising that he'd be going to PV where you can't swing a cat without hitting 4 or 5 of them. And for all his purported 'breath' of experience in Mexico, he's mostly a one-trick pony. I think his knowledge of Mexico is mostly superficial, that he makes stuff up, and that his advice to other travelers is suspect, often inaccurate, and more heavily biased than most homers. Like museums being closed on Sundays in San Miguel. http://casadeallende.inah.gob.mx/ind...&id=5&Itemid=6
Or take his Most Marvelous Mountain town. The latest census shows a city population of more like 70,000, not 120,000. That's really not important unless you start posting numbers yourself and then criticize others for having 'little knowledge'.
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Old Oct 7th, 2016, 12:02 PM
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baldone~ When was the last time you were in a Puerto Vallarta local neighborhood?

I ask because in certain beach-front tourist areas or at a resort in Nuevo, certainly your statement would be true. But for any of many inland colonias... you could not be more mistaken. It takes walking all of 6 blocks away from the ocean to be in an area where "gringos" are few and far between.
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Old Oct 7th, 2016, 03:35 PM
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OK Baldone enough is enough Quirky? I hardly think so.
I know it kills you that the guy who wrote the book that pretty much destroyed SM turning it into a Gringo ghetto now lives in Guanajuato. He in fact lives next door to a dear friend of mine.
As far as population stats you can find just about any figure you wish to justifies your "Guesstimates. If you include the University students 120,000 according to The US Honorary Consul (he is also the one who told me the Expat population plus he is a good friend of myself)) is correct. But you believe & quote what you wish.
MG Man you "Vacation" in a beach town (Troncones) owned by about 98 % Gringos. Why bother to leave the US?
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Old Oct 7th, 2016, 04:13 PM
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I have flown Interjet several times before. ZIH to MEX, Toluca to Acapulco, Zihua/Mex/Oaxaca among others always having a pleasant flight
Friendly staff with what seemed to be well maintained equipment that was on time.
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Old Oct 7th, 2016, 07:51 PM
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Suze, of course my cat comment was absurd. That was it's purpose. And the same can be said for stew's gringo ghetto of San Miguel. But his oh so predictable, self-betraying response proved my point. He's obsessed with counting gringos.
Stew, San Miguel was well on it's way to becoming gringo-fied long before Tony Cohan's book came out in '01. The gentrification of San Miguel began, for better or for worse, in the late 30's and took off after WW II. Just another example of you making stuff up to fit your prejudices. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirli...FPatterson2007
Regarding Guanajuato's population, you're probably confusing the municipio with the city, which is typical of tourists.
http://guanajuatomexicocity.com/Guan...population.php
I for one, would take your posts more seriously if you'd stop twisting your opinions/anecdotes/he said/she saids into facts and rather let facts form your opinions.
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Old Oct 7th, 2016, 08:10 PM
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Actually this will be my last response to any of your fits of temper much like a spoiled child needs to be ignored when called on his bad behavior.
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Old Oct 8th, 2016, 08:48 AM
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This dynamic between the two of you has nothing to do with Puerto Vallarta.
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Old Oct 8th, 2016, 09:10 AM
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Agree Suze I personally find it sad.
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Old Oct 11th, 2016, 02:59 PM
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I'm sorry for much of this thread.

But if you need updates on anything around town, just say the word.

I was down in May and will be down again in Nov. Happy to check out anything you're wondering about. I often stop by your hotel, for drinks at their lovely (panoramic view) rooftop bar.
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Old Oct 11th, 2016, 04:00 PM
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Stew, be sure and include a gringo count when you post your trip report.
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Old Oct 16th, 2016, 07:22 PM
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I will be going to PV in Late November for two weeks. Staying in our timshare in the marina and will have a car. Looking for restaurant suggestions both casual amd upscale. I have a list from other visits but always looking for new suggestions.. First week with hubby and daughter and second week with girlfriends.
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Old Oct 17th, 2016, 05:06 AM
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Here's a guide to the food in Vallarta. http://vallartainfo.com/food-guide/
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Old Oct 17th, 2016, 06:31 AM
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There are many good restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, but if you happen to be in the mood for Italian food one night and want to stay in the Marina area, I'd recommend Porto Bello. Last time we went to Puerto Vallarta and stayed at the Westin, we ended up eating there three times. Food was very good and nice ambience too.
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Old Oct 17th, 2016, 08:19 AM
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Keeping in mind it has been 9 years since I have been to PV my two favorite Cafes are my Hotel (Los Cuatro Vientos on Matamoros) where Chez Elena famous for peanut sauce pork dishes is plus The Red Cabbage (Rojo Repollo) renown for Mole in the Oaxacan tradition as well as lots of sea food dishes at both places.
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Old Oct 17th, 2016, 08:21 AM
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Thanks Tom 42. So many great places but after 2 months of mostly Mexican in Guanajuato Italian would be a nice change of pace.
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Old Oct 17th, 2016, 02:35 PM
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Thank Stewbear...I have been following.

Your word is always one of the best for Mexico.

I heve been there about 20 but always enjoy your comments.
Thanks Again
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Old Oct 18th, 2016, 09:22 AM
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Gracias Percy!
I try to only post my personal experiences.
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Old Oct 19th, 2016, 12:25 PM
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www.visit-vallarta.com is a great site. Go to the food section and the restaurants are broken down to different areas of the bay and the ones in PV are broken down by areas of the city. Enjoy your stay
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