“Travels to a Different Time” : 4September1983: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Pig Slop, Puking and a Near Passport Heart Attack

The flight from Montreal to Puerto Vallarta was delayed by one hour because one engine aboard the antique DC-8 did not start. That gives you a feeling of extreme confidence. We were delayed by an hour. Severe turbulence for the entire flight and the vomit bags were well used. I am sure the pig slop served on this AeroMexico flight exacerbated the puking. A very rough landing. Remind me not to travel on AeroMexico again. A Sunquest rep met several of us and a small group headed to a VW bus to a dearly expensive room at the Sheraton.  I was miffed at being given a room on the ground floor with a flooded terrace. Complained to reception and was told to come on down for a room change. Upon approaching the reception area the clerk knew nothing about the room change but a few dollars in his hands reminded him about the the situation with a beautiful room overlooking the ocean the result. A few passengers were puking outside and a pool of vomit had settled nicely behind a potted plant in the lobby. As I was unpacking I realized I had left my passport under a pillow in the rejected room. A surly night clerk took me to the room where in a sigh of relief my passport was recovered. Crashed out to the delectable sell of sea air and the sound of pounding waves.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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