Puerto Vallarta, above the tourist centre

March 18, 2015

This afternoon, we walked along the Malacon; the mile long boardwalk, the tourist centre of shop keepers calling out to us, “hey pretty lady, tequila time, your boyfriend won’t mind, hey, where you from, come here, almost free…” ad infinitum. (groan)

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Small wonder then that we decided to turn to our left, up the small streets, up the stairs, up to the top of Puerto Vallarta, away form the sellers and tourists, to the very top till we couldn’t climb any more. We came to see what we could see.

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We were on the same level as the crown of the Our Lady of Guadalupe church.

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The top of the hill and the only things above us were the roofs, the tulip trees and the blue sky.

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Around us are ancient doors…

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Tiny streets…

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And backyard papaya trees.

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Doorstep house cats,

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And seed throwing squirrels.

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That’s the seed pod he chucked at us…lol…he missed πŸ˜€

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We took a good hour mooching around the little streets.

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We admired the beautiful doors.

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We were sorely tempted to trespass and run across the little bridges.

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But, in the end, we took in the sights…

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…and walked back down to the river…

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…and followed it down to the sea.

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I’ll link Chloe’s brilliant video of today as soon as she’s uploaded it to YouTube. Writing blog posts is a lot faster than editing videos. πŸ˜€

Here it is!

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Viva La Vida, sandias

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17 Comments

  • Reply marianbonelli March 18, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you so much Veronica.. I have got up in work this morning, (long shift), read your post seen a little of your day, and been transported to another land, wonderful, thank you again amiga mxx

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2015 at 4:48 am

      Oh, so nice for me to know that Marian. Big hugs to you too my amiga. X πŸ˜€

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson March 19, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Looks so exotic and exciting… thanks for taking us along on your trip!

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2015 at 4:47 am

      Thank you for coming along with us Sharmon. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Cecilia Mary Gunther March 19, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Just wonderful, the doors, the little streets, the beautiful chloe.. the walking.. wonderful.. c

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2015 at 4:46 am

      Thank you so much Celi. Chloe send you a big hug. πŸ˜€

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks March 19, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Sooooooo picturesque! Just beautiful.

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2015 at 4:45 am

      It’s true! Can’t stop taking photos! Will probably end up boring you to tears…lol. πŸ˜€

  • Reply daryledelstein March 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

    i am enjoying myself tho i still wish i was there since its going to snow here tomorrow .. yup snow … again

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2015 at 4:43 am

      No! Don’t say it! No more “s” word. ugh πŸ™

  • Reply Renee Dowling March 19, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    The colours are glorious! I LOVE the flowers cascading down the building! So many wonderful things to see!

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2015 at 4:42 am

      Me too Renee. Now I just have to figure out how to grow this glorious bougainvillea in the Pacific North West! πŸ˜€

  • Reply barbara bee March 20, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Wow, what a wunderful colorful and fun post that is! So beautiful and the video is just awesome and the music perfect with it – pure holiday fun poores out of it – I especially like the cat hugging the water cup!
    xo barbara bee

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2015 at 4:41 am

      Oh, Chloe caught that cat perfectly, didn’t she? Silly cat. It was beautiful walking at the top of that hill. We loved it. πŸ˜€

  • Reply ebbandflo (@pomomama) March 20, 2015 at 6:24 am

    wonderful travelogue – still haven’t visited this place yet!

    • Reply Veronica March 21, 2015 at 4:26 am

      Oh, you have so much to look forward to then Amanda! You’d love it here. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm March 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Gorgeous pics .. what a place! You have such a great eye … Love the video. What an amazing beach!

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