mercado de abastos
Mercado de abastos is a site in which one can find the "couleur locale" of Monterrey. It is a whole sale market in private persons can make purchases as well. All kinds of items, ranging from any kind of food to party decorations such as the very colourful piñatas can be found there. The prices are even lower than in usual stores.Related to:
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Salsa Dancing till You Fall !!!
If you are interseted to do something fun, mix with locals, I would strongly recommend going to a salsa dance club. It is a lot of fun.
I had my salsa dancing experience in Monterrey. People in Mexico seem to be born to dance. They just seem to fly on the dance floor. And in my case....... well, let's say, I need a few (maybe a lot more) practises. But I had a great time, the other local in the restaurant seemed to be willing to rescue this lost soul. A couple of them gave me very good lessons. But NO, I still can't do salsa......
All around Monterrey you see these humongous housing developments going up (on your way to Grutas de Garcia, for example). There are hundreds, maybe thousands, in each one- instant cities!
All are quite similar in design and sort of jam packed together. It just shows the tremendous growth in urban areas of Mexico.Related to:
35 km to north of Monterrey is Potrero Chico, neas Hidalgo, N.L. a small village where people all over the world come to climb mountains, there are a variety of routes to scale from beginners to mastersRelated to:
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Bustamante is 120 km north of Monterrey. Bustamante has one of the best north-east architecture, it is a small town where you can walk with pace and quiet ambient, and to enjoy many wonderful hidden treasures. Houses like this are made from adobe, mud and wood. The roof is high enough to maintain inside fresh.Related to:
Laguna de Sanchez
This dryed lagoon is 1,400 metters over the level of the sea, the views are incredible, better place to do miuntain bike, hikking or meet new people, is located 50 km south of Monterrey. Take the carretera nacional = national highway to south, climb toward Cola de Caballo, an go up 20 Km betweeen sierra, cascades and others natural views MORE INFO IN TRAVELOGUE TIPSRelated to:
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Plaza Sesamo (Park Attraction)
Parque Plaza Sesamo
Is a Park Theme of Sesame Street with a lot of attractions. Is great for kids, with some water games too but if you are grown up person you will have fun too.
There is a great attraction named Space Shot...WOW..scary but a lot of adrenaline!!!!Related to:
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There are many old Haciendas...
There are many old Haciendas (1800 or older) arround Monterrey, this abandoned Hacienda del muerto (Dead´s Hacienda) and Church are in the middle of the semi desertic area 30 Km away. Others interesting Haciendas: San Pedro in Zuazua (20 Km away)was reformed as museums.
Cadereyta - go there on a...
Cadereyta - go there on a Sunday afternoon for a bullfight. It is a city east of Monterrey of about 50,000 people. It will give you a true feeling for the culture and people of Mexico, meaning traditional and INCREDIBLY FRIENDLY.
Follow the highway to McAllen Texas, it is 4-lane but VERY expensive for such a short ride (1/2 hour). I used to think the autopista from Rosario Argentina to BA was the most expensive but this tops it by far.
Linares is 120 km south of Monterrey but it is a beautyful town, here you can find the mosT popular candies in the north of Mexico called Glorias de Linares, SEE MY TRAVELOGUE, PLEASE
30 Km north of Monterrey is...
30 Km north of Monterrey is Mina, a little town where ancient petroglifos were found, old indians put in a wide area thousands of ancient codes, right in the rock, NEVES MISS THIS, IS SHOCKABLE!!!
The city has an alternate form...
The city has an alternate form of transportation in the downtown area, with these little open air busses, which can be used to tour the downtown area, or to get from place-to-place.
the picture is of Las Grutas caves outside Monterrey Holiday Inn Express Galerias San Jeronimo....more
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I stayed in the Quinta Real for 2 weeks in October 2006. I had previously stayed at the...more
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