By Garin Hamburger | Travelog
Very recently I was lucky enough to tie the knot with the most amazing woman! I don’t want to bore you with all of the details, so I’ll just leave it at, ‘it was a fantastic wedding’. And like many newlyweds, we knew that we wanted to go on a honeymoon right after.
After some extensive research, we decided to honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The once small fishing town that was transformed into a tourist spot after Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton filmed their movie, “The Night of the Iguana”. We didn’t know that until we got there, however every cab driver in town made sure they told us about it.
After a few nights exploring the city, the attractions, and the night life, we decided to have a romantic dinner on the beach. A few of our friends back home told us about this restaurant, ‘La Palapa’ and once we asked the locals about it, we knew it was the place to go.
We arrived just before sunset and the hostess showed us to our table in the sand. We were showered with attention and one of the gentlemen that worked there even dug a hole in the sand to place an umbrella to block the setting sun. The food was amazing, the setting was gorgeous, the whole experience was unforgettable! They even got to know us so well, that they made us an amazing dessert and wrote us a fun message on the plate… “Have a nice trip!”
After our spectacular meal we weren’t quite ready to retire for the evening so we decided to go into town and find a place where we could catch a little more entertainment. While walking around the town we noticed a lot of street vendors, locals, and tourists surrounding an establishment. Thinking this was the place to be we got in line and waited to enter. Once through the line we walked into a huge room decorated in Mexican and American colors. Not knowing exactly what we were walking into, we ran into some Americans that we had met earlier in our trip. They were excited to see us and asked us to sit with them for ‘The Fight’. Not knowing exactly what they were talking about we decided to stay and find out more. Come to find out a very popular fight was about to happen to between Floyd Mayweather of the USA and Canelo Alvarez of Mexico. So, we stayed and watched the fight with our new found friends… and what a great night it turned out to be. I can honestly say that I’ve never had an evening that enjoyable that ended in a fight!