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My first day in Saltillo, Monterrey, Mexico

 
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MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh review
added on 13th of December, 2006
I arrived in Mexico yesterday. The trip was not much fun. I had slept only 2-3 hours before leaving Ravensburg and I had to drive to the airport early (5am) as I wanted to get the VAT back for my notebook. Anyhow, that didn't work (Bummer).

The flight took forever. I had to fly into Atlanta and to my surprise I had to go through all customs procedures just because I was gonna have another stop over in Houston before finally heading down to Mexico.

I hate flying, I always end up drinking too much coke and coffee and I keep watching TV. After more than 20 hours I was finally in Mexico. My expectations were right on... my luggage was missing already! Anyhow, this happens a lot and not just in Mexico, but the service lady told me that Continental had lost 60 suitcases that day... Hmmm I wonder whether that overhead is what drives these smart and efficient companies out of business these days.

The gentlemen I was sitting next to on my flight from Houston to Monterrey was kindly offering to drop me off in the city to catch a bus to Saltillo. While getting out I heard some European guy in a suit say 'Saltillo'. Then it hit me... he must be here for business and will be picked up by his partner. I immediately grabbed him and asked him how he was getting to Saltillo. Before I knew it his private driver had driven us the 80km to Saltillo and I was having drinks with some business guys from around the world I gladly accepted the offer but didn't want to push it by also accepting the dinner invitation.

I had called Thorsten already to pick me up and he arrived a few minutes later. We went straight home, I dropped my stuff and naturally went to some student party drinking too much Tequila, Bacardi and Tecate... The mix wasn't the best as it turned out so I needed a long long sleep to recover.

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Nevertheless, due to Caravajal y de la Cueva’s arrest by the Spanish inquisition, Monterrey’s land was once again abandoned.  Then on the third exploration of the land, twelve families founded the Metropolitan City of Our Lady of Monterrey; the third time must be a charm.  Although throughout the years, the population fluctuated between dozens and hundreds but it remained populated. Monterrey was first recognized as an industrial city after the Mexican Independence War as it was a prime trading location in the area because it connected Mexico with the United States’ San Antonio and the British and French colonies to the north of... Read more »

 
 
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