Reeling in the Big One (!) and a Delicious Ceviche Recipe

What do bananas have to do with deep sea fishing? Apparently, a lot. “Do you have any bananas?” Our fishing guide Eduardo asked as we boarded our Vikingo charter fishing boat at the Pier at Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta. “Because bananas are very bad luck for fishing! If you have any, we’ll have to throw them overboard!” We already knew about the banana superstition when booking our charter, so no worries, no bananas. However, without thinking, I had thrown

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Fishing Derby, Mexican Style

The Pier at Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta was the place to be to watch the fishing boats come in with their prize catches on Nov 8 and 9, 2019. More than 100 boats participated and the end of the tournament was celebrated with a live band and marlin, mahi mahi, tuna and other fruits of the sea cooking on the grill. November is the best month for fishing, and the even bigger 64th Annual International Fishing Tournament Marlin &

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Celebrating “The Day of the Dead” in Puerto Vallarta

Growing up Catholic in a large, extended German immigrant family in Canada with more relatives than I can possibly count, death was as natural as life itself. But no one “does death” quite like the Mexicans do as witnessed in Puerto Vallarta on Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). Attending Catholic school until age 11, the church was attached to our school and it was required that all students attend masses and every funeral, whether you knew the

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