Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Hour in PV

Laurel asked about how much margaritas cost in PV which got me to thinking about that important subject. I actually don't remember.

I've stayed in quite a few places in PV over the years and they all have "happy hours" which seem to begin in the late afternoon (after the requisite 'siesta'). Where I play Mah Jongg they ring a bell to indicate it's happy hour (for you non-drinkers 'happy hour' means 2 for the price of 1--I think).

At the hotel/villa I stayed at this last time they let happy hour start anytime you ordered after around 11am even though the posted time was 5 - 6pm. (my favorite this trip was fresh strawberry margaritas--2 was enough-- and when I ordered them along with a quesadilla I was a happy camper).

Some friends who live in PV told me that there is a local bar that has a special one day a week when they have free Hors d'Oeuvres and for the price of one drink you can eat all you want and it is so much it makes up a complete meal. I'll be searching that place out as it is apparently a place the locals go to for that special night and is a lot of fun to boot!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Living in PV

I just checked on some old blogs posted by my wonderful friend Laurel who recently moved to a place that's located near places she can walk to...that got me thinking about what my life in Puerto Vallarta will be like. I have a great location and can easily walk into 'old town' where there are lots of cool restaurants, shops, coffee houses, beaches and more.

If I decide not to walk to town there is a bus that stops right in front of my place and it takes me just about anywhere for approximately 40 cents. Sometimes there are random guitar players and / or singers who will hop on and entertain the whole bus.

I've been living in Los Angeles for almost two years at a central location (this after living in Monterey where I had to drive to get to the closest Starbucks...and drive even further for movies, groceries, etc--not a long drive but a drive) In PV I will be able to walk to almost everything. Now that I've experienced living so close to so many things I would never want to go back to having to drive like I had to do in my previous residences. I am already planning for my morning walks on the beach ending in town with a latte at the coffee shop/book exchange.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Take a look at the PV Condo!

Video #1 of my new place

I'm Baaaaccckkkk

Got back from PV on Friday and left for San Jose (Calif) on Saturday for a family function. Now that I'm home in LA and very, very tired I am going to add some photos (and if I can figure it out some videos).

If you want to be updated whenever I add to this blog just click the 'follow this blog' at the right side of the page--much easier than checking back every day to see if there is anything new.

Future blogs will discuss visas (advantages and disadvantages), bringing a car in or buying one there, some of my 'finds' and more so stay tuned.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Forgot to say the weather is perfect here. I have a mah jongg game on Wednesday.

Will be checking out Costco, Home Depot and other new places this week so it will be busy. Turning back our clocks tonight so I get an extra hour!

I`m here

First my flight was delayed but once we were all seated a suitcase fell out of the rack onto a passengers head so we had to wait for the paramedics to ok her *sigh*

Judith picked me up and we headed for the furniture store. I will need to go back again to look but they had some good prices and are willing to store the furniture until I need it delivered. Judith suggested I talk to a mexican moving company and have locals send my furniture to the border in San Diego and have them take it from there...much cheaper.

I am learning some interesting things about moving here. Haircuts can be as low as $4. An hour and a half massage is $20! If I bring a car down after I get my FM3 visa I never have to get a car license here nor pay any taxes nor get a drivers license. Auto insurance is about $200 a year. Property taxes on my condo will be about $500 a year.

I will be meeting with Franklin tomorrow and taking movies and photos of my condo...can´t wait!

The hotel I am in is awesome. 2 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms , kitchen, livingroom, 2 decks, high ceilings in every room...marble floors, a laundry room....two pools and a walk across the street to a big supermarket. More later...