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Old 10-25-2009   #31 (permalink)
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i got a little secret i want to share for all you guys who rave about the messicans here or the messicans there

MEXICANS ALL OVER MEXICO ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE!!
I HAVE NEVER BEEN ANYWHERE IN MEXICO WHERE THE PEOPLE WEREN'T NICE
WHEREVER YOU GO IN MEXICO, YOU ARE GONNA FIND NICE PEOPLE


That may well be true.

But I think people generally are somewhat nicer and friendlier in smaller towns compared to big cities...that applies to everywhere in the world.
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Catnhat, looks like you enjoyed Andale's bar. Jorge (George) sure has a gold mine in that place. I'm shifting over to Playa for this winter so I will miss out hearing the Andales unofficial theme song "Who the is Alice" three times a night. Did you ride the burro through the bar?
Christ !!! Andale's bar !! I remember that so well - i lived about 1 block from there for a few weeks. I know Jorge pretty well - he's such a great guy. Glad he's still doing so well with Andale's bar. !!!!
Had breakfast there every day. and the burro in the bar was pretty... weird. But a great tourist attraction.

Yes, Who the F*** is Alice is for sure their signature tune. P.Vallarta is great, i like the 'Old Zone' a lot. It's just that in low season, its REALLY REALLY low. Like no tourists, so everythings kinda dead. Playa's low season is never dead. Thats a dramatic difference that i found - Playa is busy even in low season, but Vallarta is a bit of a tourist ghost-town in the off-season.

More power to Jorge at Andale's. Top bloke, top location to hang out.
(nice breaky too).

ps. is there still a sports bar run by a guy called Nick? Somewhere in the Old Zone. I can't remember where he's from - somewhere in the States. I think his place is Steve's Sports Bar. Top guy too - he bought the sports bar around 2005 i think.

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Christ !!! Andale's bar !! I remember that so well - i lived about 1 block from there for a few weeks. I know Jorge pretty well - he's such a great guy. Glad he's still doing so well with Andale's bar. !!!!
Had breakfast there every day. and the burro in the bar was pretty... weird. But a great tourist attraction.

Yes, Who the F*** is Alice is for sure their signature tune. P.Vallarta is great, i like the 'Old Zone' a lot. It's just that in low season, its REALLY REALLY low. Like no tourists, so everythings kinda dead. Playa's low season is never dead. Thats a dramatic difference that i found - Playa is busy even in low season, but Vallarta is a bit of a tourist ghost-town in the off-season.

More power to Jorge at Andale's. Top bloke, top location to hang out.
(nice breaky too).

ps. is there still a sports bar run by a guy called Nick? Somewhere in the Old Zone. I can't remember where he's from - somewhere in the States. I think his place is Steve's Sports Bar. Top guy too - he bought the sports bar around 2005 i think.

Stu, I never ate breakfast at Andales only dinner, I usually had breakfast at the condo. I did spent quite a few nights at the bar though from mid November to mid January. All of PV was extremely slow last year until just before Christmas. It got so bad at Andale's that I jokingly started calling it the cougar bar because of all the old blisters that use to hang around there. If you ate breakfast there I guess you would know Hector the day bartender, always cheerful and smiling. You also would be more likely to run into Jorge then too. I'd see him sitting outside having coffee and doing business when I'd walk by in the morning. He very rarely showed up at night leaving the night time to Jorge Jr, Eric and bartenders Yani and Alex. I mustn't forget to mention "King" David and his dam whistle.

I didn't spend any time in Steve's Bar last year. The year before we booked a table for the Grey Cup there but last year we were up at Casa Isabel http://www.casaisabelpv.com/ to watch the game on their big screen TVs. Do you know Isabel? She would turn up a Andale's now and again a shorter lady always wearing a fancy hat. Her and her husband David own Madison Pub and Restaurant in Toronto. A sports bar with a total of 12 bars.

This year it is Playa. Lots of new places to try out and "peep meets" to go to.
I'll have to try and find the answer to "who is snappysammy" when I'm there.
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Some more pictures of Puerto Vallarta

Church in Old Town



Statue on the Malecon



Pirate Ship



Nightly Fireworks from Pirate Ship

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is year it is Playa. Lots of new places to try out and "peep meets" to go to.
I'll have to try and find the answer to "who is snappysammy" when I'm there.
i understand on good authority that inviting snappy for a drink is pretty effective
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i understand on good authority that inviting snappy for a drink is pretty effective
No problem snappy, meet me at Bad Boys on the 5th for the peep meet and I'll buy you a drink.
One problem.... how will I recognize you ... since I still don't know the answer to "who is snappysammy" yet.
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Catnhat, looks like you enjoyed Andale's bar. Jorge (George) sure has a gold mine in that place. I'm shifting over to Playa for this winter so I will miss out hearing the Andales unofficial theme song "Who the is Alice" three times a night. Did you ride the burro through the bar?

Transit I always have had lots of fun at Andales..
Yes Jorge does have a gold mine there...
I did not ride the burro through the bar

Both Playa and PV are fav's ..enjoy your vacation in Playa..
btw..
I like the pics you posted..The second photo is a pic of the lifelike sculpture of two folklorico (traditional Mexican) dancers on the Malecon..
My fav sculpture...

A friend of ours who lives in PV used to have breakfast everyday at Andales... Dave...

Ahhh the whistle..I got whistled and before I knew it 2 handsome waiters had this Granny in their arms and my camera was turned on me...


King David and Alexis..
The whistle is very useful to the waiters during the loud evenings
One eve. I tripped up in another gals legs while doing a line dance..Hit the floor..The whistles blew and right away staff were there to make sure all was OK...

For those going to Puerto Vallarta please remember the beautiful children of the dump and at the Refugio..
On the sites below you will find info how to volunteer and where to drop of donations...

http://childrenofthedump.org/default.aspx

http://www.refugio-infantil.org/

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For those going to Puerto Vallarta please remember the beautiful children of the dump and at the Refugio..
On the sites below you will find info how to volunteer and where to drop of donations...

Home

Refigio Infantil Santa Esperanza, A.C.

Another way to donate to the Children of the Dump and have some fun too is to go to Live Jam for the Kids Open Mic, Mondays and Thursdays at Cafe Roma. Cheap beer, good pizza and depending on who is in town some great entertainment.

From the Cafe Roma Web Page Sr Fox Cafe Roma Pizzeria and Pub in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

We have lots of Live Music and are doing the Live Jam for the Kids Open Mic Mondays and Thursdays starting at 7:00 PM 'till about 9:00 PM. Karaoke Nights are Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Come stop in and see what is happening! Stay tuned to this Website for updates and information.
Check out our web page dedicated to the
Feed the Kids Vallarta (formerly The Children of the Dump)
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I got back from PV last Saturday…I had a fabulous time!!! It was very, very hot. There were a couple of days it rained for maybe an hour because of the humidity but that was it. Las Palmas is a small resort and the staff is extremely friendly. We went to Bucerias for the day to shop and we had a lovely lunch at a restaurant on the beach. It took 2 buses to get there but we cabed it back. We ate at Café Tizor in old town and had a mariachi man perform for us. We shopped at the river market one day and then walked into an area where the locals live and shop (I have no idea how we landed there) it was so interesting, it felt like I lived there, it was way cool!! Later we ate at an Italian restaurant in old town yummy. I love my October PV getaways. It’s a nice break away from my routine and it refuels me for the next 5 months until my 2 week trip in March to Playa Del Carmen…..ay ya ya ya ya
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Glad you two enjoyed your stay at Las Palmas.....that sunset photo brings back memories of my very first trip to Mexico where we stayed at that very hotel!

I can still remember going into the ocean for my very first time, right in front there....and getting rocked in the surf so hard my top came off!
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Loved your photos of PV and Bucerias! Brought back many wonderful memories!
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