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Eileen is making the world a kinder place one card at a time. She studies graphic design and languages of the web but mainly she practices making people feel better with old school snail mail cards that feature photos of this beautiful world and kind and inspiring messages.
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The front pool at the Mayan Palace, Marina Vallarta, photo by EileenDreams

The first thing I had to do after I woke up was find a cup of coffee. (What type of resort doesn’t have coffee makers in the room?) I was staying at the Mayan Palace at Marina Vallarta so I walked across the street to a lovely little outdoor café with free Wi-Fi called El Coleguita Marina. The prices were reasonable with tasty food and friendly waiters. This ended up being one of my go-to place to eat.

I had the geo locater enabled on my phone because I often post to Google maps. However, in the interest of safety, (just in case I had a creeper); I never posted my whereabouts until after I left a spot. I would suggest this as an important safety caution to any other single travelling females where ever you go, even in your home city.

The Vallarta whale sculpture at Plaza Neptuno, photo by EileenDreams

 

Don’t swim with the crocodiles. photo by EileenDreams

The Marina Vallarta is a lovely place to walk around but you have to watch out for the Timeshare guys at the bottom of the Marina lighthouse. Don’t talk to them! If you say you aren’t interested in information they ask if you want a Mexican boyfriend. (Don’t get me started.)

Don’t worry about the crocodile signs. I only saw small ones 😉.

There is a Starbucks at the entrance to the Marina as you enter Plaza Neptuno in case you have a latte addiction, but I find the coffee is good in Mexico. The Yogi Bar has free Wi-Fi, coffee, and healthy vegan food. I never ate there. I’m more of a greasy chips, salsa, & burger gal but I overheard a bunch of young people raving how good the food was at the Yogi Bar and I admire those type of people. (Apparently you can even do yoga there. Hence the clever name.)

So, at the end of this day, I felt perfectly safe. Except, I did make sure that I was back in my hotel before dark because I wouldn’t wander around after dark by myself in any city.

Sunset from the Malecon, Puerto Vallarta, photo by EileenDreams

Oh, and btw, the sunsets are spectacular in Puerto Vallarta.

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