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Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Things You Just Don’t See at Home

05.20.2011 · Posted in Travel

So many grown men in such tiny little bathing suits. Guy riding a moped at top speed down a busy street with ragged clothes, lurched over with a hunchback, a pink bag tied up and hanging from his clenched teeth, and a plastic crate bunjee-corded to the back of the bicycle holding a tea-cup Chihuahua ...

A Monday of Leisure

05.17.2011 · Posted in Travel

Chorizo and eggs at CoCo’s Kitchen by default. The food is excellent, the price is reasonable, and the service at this place is outstanding. My morning coffee intake has increased, as their constant refills encourage faster consumption. I’m a victim in all this. Patio at Dee’s has some of the usual suspects returning now that ...

The Same, but Different

05.15.2011 · Posted in Travel

Sunday morning I sleep in a bit, making my way downstairs around 9:30. I head down to the beach and find that the old Bite Me Beach Club has re-opened, after having been closed during last year’s visit. This is exciting because they served excellent food and the setting on the beach is excellent. Now ...

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Back in Vallarta

05.15.2011 · Posted in Travel

I had a project cancelled and a bug in my ass to get outta town, so I’m back in Vallarta. I tried the condo rental route again, but the trip was so last minute that I wasn’t able to find anything. After an hour or so of checking various hotel rates and tripadvisor reviews, I ...

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Afternoon of the Iguana

07.31.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 15 & 16 I drop off a last load of laundry on my way to Dee’s in the morning, where I get the breakfast bagel with my Grande Americana. Both Dee and one of the regular ex-pats make a comment about how my sunburn looks much better today. Dee goes on about how ...

New Friends

07.30.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 14 It occurred to me the other day that I forgot to mark my Mayan Calendar birthday of July 24th with a special meditation or ritual of some sort. Damnit! I guess I’ll be stuck in the same cycle I’ve been on … but who knows, maybe that’s where I’m supposed to be ...

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A Little Too Much Sun

07.29.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 13 I’m out the door to Dee’s by 8:30 this morning. As I walk in, one of the ladies is bringing out somebody’s breakfast – eggs and bacon. I can’t resist and order the same thing. I can’t remember the last strip of bacon I had, which actually isn’t a bad thing. Aside ...

Our Lady of Guadalupe

07.28.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 12 I venture out of the rental around 10:00 AM and head directly to Dee’s. I feel like I’m starting to get a bit lazy, as I’m sleeping in later. All-day coffee intake is likely the culprit, as I got up 4 times to use the bathroom during the night – a personal ...

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Chicago Visits Vallarta

07.27.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 11 I wake up around 10:00 and Jamie’s already got coffee made. The condo is beautiful. Part of a smaller complex of several buildings, he’s up off the ground about a half floor, looking out over the city from about 1/3 up the mountain. The street out front leads directly onto the pier ...


07.26.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 10 I decide to tough it out amongst the mosquitos at Coco’s as I just can’t resist her breakfast. It’s Sunday morning and in addition to the occasional occupied table of other singles and couples, there’s a large table occupied of 8 guys still out partying from the previous night – some of ...