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  •  Thanks for the diary and the stunning (6+ / 0-)

    picture of Monterrey. Can't take my eyes off it.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 12:51:15 PM PDT

    •  Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Mountain) (3+ / 0-)
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      is the city's oldest landmark. You can see right where I stayed if you can spot the stadium. Endured the sound of many a Borregos game there.

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      by rhubarb on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 01:15:51 PM PDT

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      •  In fact, my birthplace (3+ / 0-)
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        (in California), was named for Monterrey, Mexico, but spelled with only one "r."

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 02:46:24 PM PDT

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      •  Can't stand the Weather, though... (3+ / 0-)
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        A few years ago, I researched why anyone would have voluntarily left Mexico City, which has AWESOME weather, and emigrated to Monterrey (my parents hail from Nuevo Leon).

        Discovered that the Mexico City government persecuted the Jews as they arrived al DF, so many of them went north, to the frontier, where they could worship more freely.  Over the years, many in Nuevo Leon embraced Christianity, though not all.

        I've been mistaken for a Jew, and have wondered if my family was one of those that eventually embraced Catholicism.

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        by PatriciaVa on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 04:02:09 PM PDT

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        •  Jewish cuisine may explain (4+ / 0-)

          among other things, why the city's dish is cabrito. God, those little kids were so cute in the back of the trucks in the morning . . . but would be roasting on a spit over charcoal by noon.

          The weather there was awful, as I recall.  Arid and hot. Except once I met a girl from Chihuahua who hated how muggy Monterrey was.

          I suffered from two kinds of sicknesses down there. I had my first flare of Grave's disease and suffered doubly in the heat. The other part was pining for the green hills of my home state and getting so blasted sick of smog and sad little patches of weird grass.

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          by rhubarb on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 04:15:52 PM PDT

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