Beach Lingo

We love Puerto Vallarta.  We like the area in the heart of the old city, with cobblestone streets, not the high rise hotels just south of the airport, all white and glossy, nor the new development called Nuevo Vallarta.  We stay at Los Arco’s, named for the famed monolithic rock formations out in the bay.  We return yearly because we …

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The Mission at La Mision

There were originally 28 missions along the Camino Real or “Royal Road,” but today only two are still intact, and both are a fair distance south of Ensenada; in fact, they are closer to Baja Sur than our northern Baja.  Between the U.S. border and Ensenada, however, there are the ruins of two other missions, and we were lucky enough …

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Heroic Children

Driving through Tijuana on my way to the border I have crossed Avenida Niños de los Heroes many times, not to be confused with Avenue of the Heroes.  But, why is there an avenue memorializing children?  I learned a fascinating and sad part of Mexicoʼs history. The story has captured the hearts and minds of most Mexicans who look on …

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