Marriott CasaMagna

It was tough to beat the views from the Marriott where we stayed. Mexico knows how to do their beach resorts.

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Puerto Vallarta Historic Center

Our first morning we took a cab ride down to the historic center of Puerto Vallarta where there are lots of shops, bars and restaurants along a pleasant boardwalk area.

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Beach Fun

We finally made it to the beach, thanks to my in-laws who met us there. The drive from Guadalajara can be on the long side depending on the traffic, so the fact that they were meeting us there was the extra boost we needed to hit the road (as well as having Francisca along too). We ended up making good time and arrived in a little under 5 hours. The kids loved the beach and after breakfast we would head down to have some fun in the waves.

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On The Street

All of the photos I’ve posted recently were from a Photo Walk that several of us from the consulate organized. Here are a few additional photos I took along our route to the various sites we visited.

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Teatro Degollado

Inaugurated in September of 1866, the Teatro Degollado is a cultural focal point in Guadalajara for everything from traditional Mexican dances to international operas. We managed to get in shortly before the building closed on Saturday afternoon to get some photos.

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More Orozco Murals

We’ve previously seen Orozco murals in the Hospicio Cabañas and there are more in the Palacio de Gobierno. I liked these even more, perhaps it is how they are revealed to the visitor. Enter the building, hang a right and there is Father Hidalgo, leader of the Mexican War of Independence, with his flaming sword welcoming the visitor to ascend the stairs to fully take in the mural.

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Nuestra Senora Del Carmen

Some corrupted memory on my computer rendered my PC a brick while I waited on the replacements (thanks again to Amazon, overseas life would be much harder without you!) so I am finally up and running again and able to get some more photos posted.

Directly across the street from the former Del Carmen convent is the Del Carmen church, located in a very nice, shady plaza.

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