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by matt
Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Nightlife and related
Topic: Looking for the cheapest drinks in town
Replies: 12
Views: 15286

Looking for the cheapest drinks in town

Anybody here looking for the cheapest drUnks in town?
by matt
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: General Travel Tips
Topic: Question about safety in PV for 20 and 21 yr olds?
Replies: 13
Views: 8237

As Ronald suggested above, there is a possibility that your kids may encounter someone offering drugs. Although, this could happen in almost any country one visits, not only in Mexico, I have found that many teenagers and young adults falsely believe that possession of drugs in Mexico is no big deal...
by matt
Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: General Travel Tips
Topic: What form of currency is best - cc or travelers cheques?
Replies: 6
Views: 3759

I'm rambling a bit, but if you use traveler's checks, make sure that you sign them correctly before departing on your trip. I once observed a distressed tourist who had erroneously pre-signed BOTH the signature and countersignature lines on all of her traveler's checks when she purchased them in the...
by matt
Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Complaints & warnings for Puerto Vallarta
Topic: DON'T GO TO THE MAYAN PALACE OR OTHER MAYAN RESORTS
Replies: 10
Views: 10123

My BAD experience at the Mayan Palace (Nuevo Vallarta) timeshare presentation was almost 5 1/2 years ago. In summary: same story, same character roles, just different faces!
by matt
Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Bullfights
Replies: 4
Views: 4598

I was recently in Puerto Vallarta and saw a sign at La Paloma Plaza de Toros (a.k.a. the Bullring at the Marina) that said this year they were opening on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 5 P.M. Once the season opens, the bullfights are on Wednesdays at 5 P.M. Make sure that you learn something about the...
by matt
Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: I'm dreaming of a White Christmas...
Replies: 1
Views: 5457

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas...

With the onset of Winter in Puerto Vallarta just around the corner, its a good time to think about the poorer local kids who need warm clothing. Granted, it doesn't get that cold in PV, so Artic polar coats aren't needed. But, warm socks, sweaters and other similar clothing are much appreciated. The...
by matt
Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: NEON GLOW IN THE DARK THINGS!!!?
Replies: 13
Views: 6597

I forgot that Mogens is also a trained biologist!
by matt
Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: NEON GLOW IN THE DARK THINGS!!!?
Replies: 13
Views: 6597

I'm not a marine biologist, but there are a lot of glow-in-the-dark phosphorescent things that live in the ocean. Including some types of algae, plankton and jellyfish. Still, the alien theory sounds pretty plausable to me, also :)
by matt
Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Nightlife and related
Topic: Willie & Lobo
Replies: 1
Views: 2437

by matt
Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Nightlife and related
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 3
Views: 3113

I'm always in Guadalajara for Halloween, so I don't know much about Puerto Vallarta activities. I seem to remember comments about the local kids dressing up and receiving candy on the Malecon (the seaside boardwalk in Downtown Puerto Vallarta). By the way, the kids don't ask for "Trick or Treat" in ...
by matt
Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: cowboy hat
Replies: 3
Views: 3769

If you want to go the "tourist" route, you can check out Mogen's web page on PV Clothing & Accessories: http://www.puertovallarta.net/what_to_d ... sories.php
by matt
Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Nightlife and related
Topic: Nightlife for single women
Replies: 7
Views: 5401

If you plan on going to one of the higher-end places, like Christine's Disco, you might want to pack some of your nice "club clothes" from back home. In general, the Mexicans dress up when they are going out to the clubs for the evening.
by matt
Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Books at Walmart?
Replies: 6
Views: 4410

Hi Stew, I was just injecting little humor into my last post. I agree with you 100% about Walmart: it's the locals who bring most of the business. I was amused the first time I saw the small souvenir section at the Puerto Vallarta Walmart. I mean, who would want to return home with a suitcase full o...
by matt
Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Books at Walmart?
Replies: 6
Views: 4410

Also, as I recall, most of the books at Walmart and Sam's Club were in Spanish. Go figure! :) :) :)
by matt
Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Tours, Activities & Sightseeing options in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Bringing fish to the US
Replies: 4
Views: 3106

According to the U.S. customs website ( http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/ ): Fish, if it is for your personal use, is generally admissible. Read the answer to the topic: "What food can I bring into the United States (fruit, cheese, meat, etc)?" It is near the bottom center...
by matt
Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Complaints & warnings for Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Just a caution about Vallarta Adventures
Replies: 5
Views: 8404

I have seen the same thing happen, on rare occasions, with the locally-produced CDs sold by the musicians who wander through the tourist restaurants and play for the guests. If you find out that your CD won't play, you will have to track them down on a subsequent evening and they should happily exch...
by matt
Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Books at Walmart?
Replies: 6
Views: 4410

I also found an eMail address for them: [email protected]
by matt
Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Books at Walmart?
Replies: 6
Views: 4410

New Paperback Books

When I was last in Puerto Vallarta in March 2005, there was a relatively new bookstore, appropriately called "The Book Store". They probably had the best selection of new English-language paperbacks that I have found in Puerto Vallarta. They were located on the southside of town at 333-A Venustiano ...
by matt
Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: All other things PV & Mexico
Topic: House vs condo vs fractional ownership
Replies: 17
Views: 22403

I opted to buy a house, but one should also consider the advantages/disadvantages of renting a place for a few months of the year.
by matt
Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: Crown Paradise Club and Wal-Mart
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Re:Crown Paradise Club and Wal-Mart

Bring your Sam's Club membership card because Sam's Club is next door to WalMart.