So I’ve been here in Monterrey, Mexico for 4 days now and I have eaten tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. It hasn’t just been tacos; it has been gorditas and various types of taco like combinations but all of which can be classified as some type of taco. And they are all amazing. I love Mexican food, second only to Italian food and the culinary delights here in Monterrey do not disappoint. I am living in the center of town right next to Monterrey Institute of Technology, one of the top schools in Latin America and a very nice part of town. There happen to be several taco places within a three minute radius of my apartment and that is good and bad. Good because I love tacos and bad because then I eat them constantly. Quite the dichotomy, but I suppose it could be worse!
Strangely there are also about 6 Seven Elevens in a two minute radius of my apartment as well which is strange but they serve as the center of life for many people here. They are both a shopping center, so to speak, and a meeting point. I haven’t seen too much of the city thusfar and there aren’t any must see attractions that I know of but the city is surrounded by beautiful mountains, which I will be climbing soon and the city is very pleasant.
The air pollution that plagues other Mexican cities is basically non-existant in Monterrey and even the traffic isn’t too bad. It is also very safe and fairly affluent here in Monterrey. It is supposed to be one of the wealthiest cities in Latin America and a center of business. This is apparent by the large number of multinational corporations that are located here. Finally, the weather here is amazing. The temperature is perfect and the sky is always sunny, looking forward to enjoying more of that and not missing the cold and snow back in New York.
Anyway, will report more from my time here in Monterrey as I get to know the city a little better in my six weeks here. Should be fun with several side trips around Mexico in the meantime. Aside from that, thank god they have basketball courts and a gym so I can work off all these tacos!