jueves, 22 de enero de 2009

Happy to be in Monterrey (Mexico, no CA)

This last December break my wife and I went to Mexico City to visit family and friends. It was only ten days, but it was more than enough to understand that we no longer belong there. Please don't misunderstand me... we spent a wonderful time, but at the end, we found out that there is no place like home, and that home for us is now in Monterrey. Mexico City is chaotic, dirty, and too complex. Even during the vacations, everyplace was crowded.

In the other hand, Monterrey has treated us very well. My work is great, we are making new friends, the cultural offer has considerably increased in the last two years, and surprisingly I haven't had any problems with being a transgender woman. In fact, I have to agree with the New York Times, which listed Monterrey in the place number 16 of 44 places to go in 2009. I would just add that Monterrey is not only a good place to visit, but also a good place to live. My wife and I have been in Monterrey for almost three years and, honestly, we don't have plans to move anywhere else.

5 comentarios:

  1. Just for the record, if i recall correctly Monterey, CA it's written that way, without the double r, so it cant be confused with Monterrey Mexico anyhow


  2. Thank you Nass for pointing it out! You are absolutely right. Still, I felt the need to stress the difference as people tends to read fast and sometimes they miss those small details. BTW, I've been in Monterey a couple of times... I love the Bay, the Aquarium, and the Asilomar Conference Center, which is where I usually stay.

  3. hola dan!!!

    siempre es un gusto conocer más gente bloggera! gracias x visitar mi blog y saludos desde mi odiada y querida ciudad de méxico, que hoy estuvo más caótica que lo usual, imagínate que hice 2 horas en el trayecto de la casa al trabajo :( de miedo...

  4. Hola Chaparrita:

    Gracias por tu mensaje y por reportarnos el estado del caos en el D.F. Precisamente por eso dejé esa ciudad para ahora declararme hija adoptiva de Nuevo León.


  5. Sip. El DF es caotico.

    Muchos de los que andamos por aca no lo soportamos, menos los que vienen de visita. :p