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Old 06-05-2013, 08:59 PM   #2206
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We were wondering if anyone did any of these excursions and if you could provide any feedback:
In Puerto Vallarta we did the Tour of Walmart, and in Cabo the Tour of Find the Starbucks with Wifi. In Cartagena we signed on with a van tour outside the shopping area and actually had a decent tour from one of the locals.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:42 AM   #2207
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OK....how was the Wal-Mart there....?

are they set up as the Wal-Mart's here?

Did you see if they sell beer there?

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In Puerto Vallarta we did the Tour of Walmart, and in Cabo the Tour of Find the Starbucks with Wifi. In Cartagena we signed on with a van tour outside the shopping area and actually had a decent tour from one of the locals.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #2208
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OK....how was the Wal-Mart there....?

are they set up as the Wal-Mart's here?

Did you see if they sell beer there?
Pretty similar setup, and they do sell beer. One of our tablemates bought a six-pack in a soft-sided cooler to bring back to the ship. They have an open bakery area that looked interesting, but I wasn't sure if we could bring back unpackaged food onto the ship. All prices are in pesos so check the exchange rate beforehand so you can figure out the US$ price. There's a Sam's Club adjacent with an outdoor food court. Both stores are within sight of the ship, probably about a mile. There's an indoor mall next door which has, for one thing, a Starbucks with wi-fi.
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OK....how was the Wal-Mart there....?

are they set up as the Wal-Mart's here?

Did you see if they sell beer there?
I will chime in and say that they most definitely sold beer there.
It was a bit of a hike from the ship and back (especially carrying a sixpack and a bottle of wine), but at least that way we walked off some of the alcohol calories in advance.
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Am I the only one who thought the Mall and Wal-Mart were super close? Here is my case. Pic taken from mall with no zoom with my iPhone. Maybe my definition of a hike or a mile is different from others but it seemed really really close to me.


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Thank you for the information. We are going on the WBPC September 2014, [CORRECTED, THX AAN1701]
Being the Wonder Home! We will be taking an "excursion" there...

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Pretty similar setup, and they do sell beer. One of our tablemates bought a six-pack in a soft-sided cooler to bring back to the ship. They have an open bakery area that looked interesting, but I wasn't sure if we could bring back unpackaged food onto the ship. All prices are in pesos so check the exchange rate beforehand so you can figure out the US$ price. There's a Sam's Club adjacent with an outdoor food court. Both stores are within sight of the ship, probably about a mile. There's an indoor mall next door which has, for one thing, a Starbucks with wi-fi.
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I will chime in and say that they most definitely sold beer there.
It was a bit of a hike from the ship and back (especially carrying a sixpack and a bottle of wine), but at least that way we walked off some of the alcohol calories in advance.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:17 AM   #2212
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Thank you for the information. We are going on the WBPC September 2014, Being the Wonder Home! We will be taking an "excursion" there...

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Do you mean EBPC? Or are you doing the WBPC in May?

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GOOD CATCH....

EBPC....correct!

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Do you mean EBPC? Or are you doing the WBPC in Mau?

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Am I the only one who thought the Mall and Wal-Mart were super close? Here is my case. Pic taken from mall with no zoom with my iPhone. Maybe my definition of a hike or a mile is different from others but it seemed really really close to me.


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Unfortunately, although it LOOKS close, a person can't just walk out the gate and across the road. One has to walk all the way down to the end of the port, out the gate. out to the main street, cross the street, back up to the walmart and across the parking lot. it's at least a mile each way.

Beer is sold there, as well as vanilla and many other tourist souvenirs. I bought Mexican chocolate (formulated with a higher melting point), hot sauce, coffee, and salsa in juicebox size cartons for predinner noshing. Just a hint - buy your vanilla back in the baking supplies area - it's cheaper than in the souvenier section.
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Unfortunately, although it LOOKS close, a person can't just walk out the gate and across the road. One has to walk all the way down to the end of the port, out the gate. out to the main street, cross the street, back up to the walmart and across the parking lot. it's at least a mile each way.

Beer is sold there, as well as vanilla and many other tourist souvenirs. I bought Mexican chocolate (formulated with a higher melting point), hot sauce, coffee, and salsa in juicebox size cartons for predinner noshing. Just a hint - buy your vanilla back in the baking supplies area - it's cheaper than in the souvenier section.
I will have to respectfully disagree here. There was no way it was a mile I made it to the mall in under 10 min counting the time waiting for the light to change. It takes me longer to run a mile. Yes you had to go around the port area and stuff but it was not a mile. Oh well to each their own.

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FYI - Part 2 of our podcast trip report is now available - this segment covers the Panama Canal transit and a couple of days at sea before & after the transit.

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My family took a taxi from the port to Walmart and then back and it was $5.00 for all of us one way. I sprained my ankle pretty bad on the ship a few days before and couldn't handle walking to and back with bags. If your looking for small trinkets Walmart is awesome. Make sure you check the prices of alcohol on the ship before you get to Walmart some were actually more with the conversion rate. Also there is a small store closer to the entrance away from the bigger market. Way better prices then the market!! We got a ton of things and prices them out at the market and we saved probably 60%.
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