Posts tagged "Puerto Vallarta"

Christmas time with Guadalupe in Mexico

Girls walks in procession to Virgin of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta
It’s December and the Virgin of Guadalupe is everywhere in the town of Barra de Navidad. It’s fitting that I will spend the Christmas holidays this year in a town called Christmas Bar. On every block there are religious street shrines, many of them set up on December 1. There are statues and pictures of... Read more »

Travels in Mexico: Thrifty, topes and mordidas

If you’ve spent any time traveling around Mexico, you should be familiar with the word – topes. Those are speed bumps. And keep reading because I will get to a story of how topes got us in trouble with the police. Topes come in a variety of shapes and sizes from tiny bumps about the... Read more »

Murder of Chicago-based diplomat Jaime Almonte Borja makes me question my own safety as I travel in Mexico

I’ve been off the radar the last week or so driving around Mexico. Puerto Vallarta. Photo by Teresa Puente. I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Puerto Vallarta where I watched fireworks on the beach. I visited some beach towns north of there called Sayulita and Chacala and also travelled to the Costa Alegre or the... Read more »