I was lucky enough to rent a condo from friends of mine in Nuevo Vallarta.
The place was fantastic-so open and clean and scenic and private. While I found the location to be a bit far from things at first, I soon came to really appreciate that because it was so quiet most of the time.
The humidity was incredibly high the first two weeks I was there, but for the last week it was nearly perfect. I enjoyed finding my way around either by foot, bike, bus or cab and I found it very easy to get around after a few days.
But the best part of the whole trip was being able to share it with my sister and her husband who joined me for my last week. We had such a great time. Time went way too fast, so I guess we'll just have to return to enjoy it again!
GLIMPSES OF MEXICO
|Welcome to Puerto Vallarta...getting around just like a local|
|Loved the public transportation|
|Street market in Bucerias|
|Loved the fish tacos|
|It was so hot, steam came off this bottle of beer when I touched it.|
|Took a cooking class|
|Spent an evening making Mexican appetizers|
|Greatest seafood lunch, right on the beach!|
|Lunch is served at our very own swim-up bar!|
|Love this picture of my sister,Wendy and I|
|Happy and most welcome visitors|
|A great evening at "Rhythms of the Night"|
|securing the lines...|
|and take off...|
|coming in for...|
|a perfect landing!!|
|A perfect ending to another perfect day!|
|"Day of the Dead" displays along the malecon|
in Puerto Vallarta
|Strolling along the malecon|
|Looking for some cold, delicious coconut juice with apples and pecans.|
I loved that stuff!
|Living sand sculptures along the malecon|
|Jungle walk into Bucerias|
And so once again, another month has brought with it more fantastic experiences. I loved being somewhere new and being able to discover all the things this great place had to offer. The people were so friendly and helpful, the weather was terrific (albeit humid-but I'm sure not complaining!!), the food, views and company were all outstanding. I am so glad that I had the chance to experience this part of Mexico in this way.
While I could have easily stayed for much longer just to be in that great weather, I feel like it was a great way to get a feel for life there. And now, I must readjust to being back in the cold, but hopefully it won't be for too long. And since I am going to be in it for awhile, I am going to try and embrace the winter and make the best of it. (However, I can tell you right now that making plans to escape it won't be far from my mind either!)
And so, once again, I look forward to seeing what is out there this month.