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    Not your usual travel photos…

    Here are a few shots taken around Puerto Vallarta recently. Transparency note: iPhone, no clearances and lacking endorsement from the Tourism Office. Prints are not available, nor would they be particularly suitable for framing anyway.                                

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    There is a Starbucks, though.

    Most Spanish town squares are similar. Cathedral on one side. Grand buildings on the others, including the “Municipal Palace”. Many also include a bandstand. It’s a historical thing. When the square was laid out in Puerto Vallarta, though, they changed it up a bit. No Municipal Palace. And, the cathedral is a block away. The rest is good and includes a wonderful centralized bandstand very much in regular use. This will be a focal point of the upcoming Independence Day celebrations on the 16th of September. We will keep an eye on the action, of course. And, bonus points to those planners of Vallarta so many years ago. They managed…