Archive for July, 2010

Monterrey – at the end

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Everything comes to an end and so also my days in Monterrey. Work is done, customer is hopefully satisfied. Many thanks to my dear colleague Francisco (or as we call him Paco…). It was a pleasure. Work and the tim ewe spent together. Monterrey was hit by Hurricane Alex 3 weeks ago. The damage is visible mostly everywhere. But I guess we could handle it and the people will rebuild the streets and parks and all the other stuff. 3 days ago a policeman was killed 100 mtrs in front of my hotel. Awful. The war is here. War about drugs money and power. The german Spiegel sets the headline for that Drug war in México But sorry guys german only. I felt sometimes insecure and it was good that people carried me back to the hotel instead sticking me into a taxi with maybe a ticket to nowhere. I met friendly people and I guess I have more seen than all the Yucatan and Cancun tourists. What impresses me much was the old sénor who says whenever I´ll be back to Monterrey I´ll find a place in his house. So my suitcase is already packed I´ll go and have a beer at the poolside. And on Sunday I have my wife back. After two weeks, finally. I have never felt before that I miss her so much….

Thoughts…..

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Night falls. Alone at the hotel. As so often. Nothing to do than work. I can see the citylights through the window. I miss my friends and sometimes my life because this is couldn´t be my life. But first of all I miss my wife. She´s far and she´s so strong in her believe. I can´t say enough thank you for all the pleasure. You´re my home. I miss you because I love you. Now and for eternity. Sounds like a romantic drunken old man ? No it doesn´t. Sounds like me…… truly. just by me thoughts

Monterrey – 3rd day

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I´m happy. My suitcase arrived within only 2 days delay. 2 days same clothes, 35 °C outside, aircon inside. Blame K*M famous dutch airline in cooperation with the famous french airline. Working conditions are fine after 1st day. And the hotel has a pool *smile* Yesterday we went out for dinner, typically mexican food. A lot of 🙂 But very tasty. Totally different from what they serve in Germany. A friend of my colleague told me that yesterday 17 people died by grenades in the neighbourhood. Northern México bombing Good to know. I should go for a Desert Eagle…. Kidding. But a lot of people were kidnapped during last weeks just to press money from their families. So better stay at the hotel , use only taxis called be hotel staff and don´t go out by night. On the other hand, Monterrey is surrounded by mountains. Nice to see…. you can check out the facts about Monterrey here And Monterrey is also called “City of mountains” coz it´s surrounded by Sierra Madre Oriental. To give you an impression …. a part of Sierra Madre oriental Famous mexican musicians El Mariachi ….

Monterrey – México

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

First time in México. Monterrey is located in the north of México, closed to the border to U.S. (ok not sooo closed…) Nice place to be, I´ll check that out at the weekend and will keep you informed. Sorry for no postings during the last time but a shitload of work and less spare time s the reason for…..