Well Puerto Vallarta, what do you think? Here we are at thirty-two great big juicy pages!
For the past few weeks it’s been a struggle to squeeze everything into the twenty-four pages we were working with. I heard you – loud and clear – don’t mess with your Suduko. We’ve brought back the word games, we’ve expanded some sections and made space for all the wonderful advertisers we have within our pages.
It’s important that you know that without our financial supporters, this paper would not exist. Please, if you find yourself using one of our advertisers or contributors let them know you found them through the Vallarta Tribune. If we are missing information you’d like to see also let me know. With the new space we have room to grow and fulfill your wishes.
Last week, I made a stupid mistake and ran the unedited In the Know submission by Sylvie Scoppazo. I did take the time to fill in her blank (Gary Thompson leads the Tuesday sculpture walk on the Malecon) along with misspelling her name but, unfortunately the revised text did not get published. I sincerely apologize. In this issue I have included more information on the Malecon sculpture tour, if you haven’t taken it yet. Do!
One other clarification that was brought to my attention; Fandango is indeed running free shows Wednesday through Sundays until the end of the month but ONLY for residents of Mexico. You must show Mexican ID for free tickets. More information is on their website. Apologies if you went without proper ID but, hopefully you splurged on the $400 pesos and stayed to enjoy the show. Teatro Vallarta can use our support, as can all the other theaters, live music venues and street performers. We are blessed to live in a city with ample entertainment options – don’t take them for granted.
This past week I was mostly dealing with the after-effects of moving houses (three times in two days) but I did get the chance to celebrate a friend’s birthday on the beach Sunday. We really should do that more often. It’s such a fun, wholesome way to enjoy the day. And, as Sue Keevil tells you in this week’s PV Sea article, the whales are back!! The Banderas Bay Initiative column has some great information about what to expect when you go out on a whale watching tour. Remember, they are one of our local treasures and should be protected at all costs.
Being from Vancouver, Canada, the land of Asian Cuisine, I jumped at the chance to try a tasting menu at India Gate. With a sister restaurant in Vancouver, this charming spot does not disappoint. The Butter Chicken is so tender. More details next week but, if you are looking for a nice treat, their Sunday $99 peso menu is a great way to try out a few dishes.
Lots of posadas this weekend and plenty of reasons to drink (too much). Be careful out there. It’s zero tolerance for drinking and driving. You’ll face a hefty fine if you are found over the limit and the limit might be a bit ambiguous… Support the local community and take a taxi, just be sure to confirm the final price before you get into the car.
Happy Holidays everyone!