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Old 12-08-2007, 08:53 AM
 
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:08 PM
 
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Thank you for sharing those pictures. In many ways, Monterrey looks very North American (many of those pics could be anywhere in the US). It actually looks like a very desirable city to live/work in, with a fantastic mountain backdrop.

How's the overall quality of life there? Just looks like a pretty amazing city to me - an unknown gem.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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Thank you for sharing those pictures. In many ways, Monterrey looks very North American (many of those pics could be anywhere in the US). It actually looks like a very desirable city to live/work in, with a fantastic mountain backdrop.

How's the overall quality of life there? Just looks like a pretty amazing city to me - an unknown gem.

Monterrey is a big city, aprox. 3.5 millions living there...
it is the headquarters for some of the largest companies of Mexico, like Cemex (second largest cement company in the world)...
is an industrial hub, a lot of multinational companies have either offices or plants in there...

the quality of life in general is very good, the natural surrounding areas are gorgeous, is very close to the US border (150 miles away from Laredo, Texas)...

just the climate is kind of hot in summer (around 95 degrees Celsius), but in Winter is cool, with some snow once in a while...

the bad thing is that several crime events happenened in the last two years, because of the drug traffic and "drug cartel" war...the local and federal goverment are trying to control this problem...
so far there has not been any issue with foreigners or tourists.


i will post more information later, and more pics

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Old 12-10-2007, 09:03 PM
 
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:06 PM
 
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:07 PM
 
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Natural surroundings



This is the reason Monterrey is called "The city of mountains"




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Old 12-10-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:00 AM
 
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Monterrey is a big city, aprox. 3.5 millions living there...
it is the headquarters for some of the largest companies of Mexico, like Cemex (second largest cement company in the world)...
is an industrial hub, a lot of multinational companies have either offices or plants in there...

the quality of life in general is very good, the natural surrounding areas are gorgeous, is very close to the US border (150 miles away from Laredo, Texas)...

just the climate is kind of hot in summer (around 95 degrees Celsius), but in Winter is cool, with some snow once in a while...

the bad thing is that several crime events happenened in the last two years, because of the drug traffic and "drug cartel" war...the local and federal goverment are trying to control this problem...
so far there has not been any issue with foreigners or tourists.


i will post more information later, and more pics
Chau Blueman...
Uau ... these pictures are really fantastic.
I have never seen such variety of fotos of Monterrey before. Thank you so much for posting them. Awesome!

I have some questions for you ...

1 - Do you have any pictures of the Barrio Antiguo with people threre? Or more pictures of street scenes with people's faces?

2 - It is a rare thing to see pictures of the surrounding nature. I have tried PBase and TrekEarth and could never find anything to my liking. I love to hike way high in the mountains (I know well the Italian Alps). How exactly did you get to those beautiful spots in the mountains? How long did it take you to drive there? Can you access it from 85, or 2 or 20?

3 - How much are rents for a 1-bedroom apartment these days? What is the best website for Monterrey to check apartment rents?

4 - I have an MBA in Finance (from Texas A&M Intl.) with 10 years experience in Europe (France, Italy, and Germany) in consulting, investment banking, and corporate finance - educated in the US, but I do not have any contacts in Monterrey. I speak Spanish, but it's my 4th language as I never practice it. I speak French and Italian much better. What would be my chances on the job market there? Would it take more than 6 months of full-time job hunting?

The last time I was in MTY, it was 1998 - I was doing some weekend classes at Monterrey Tech - the city has really changed, for the better it seems.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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Chau Blueman...
Uau ... these pictures are really fantastic.
I have never seen such variety of fotos of Monterrey before. Thank you so much for posting them. Awesome!

I have some questions for you ...

1 - Do you have any pictures of the Barrio Antiguo with people threre? Or more pictures of street scenes with people's faces?

2 - It is a rare thing to see pictures of the surrounding nature. I have tried PBase and TrekEarth and could never find anything to my liking. I love to hike way high in the mountains (I know well the Italian Alps). How exactly did you get to those beautiful spots in the mountains? How long did it take you to drive there? Can you access it from 85, or 2 or 20?

3 - How much are rents for a 1-bedroom apartment these days? What is the best website for Monterrey to check apartment rents?

4 - I have an MBA in Finance (from Texas A&M Intl.) with 10 years experience in Europe (France, Italy, and Germany) in consulting, investment banking, and corporate finance - educated in the US, but I do not have any contacts in Monterrey. I speak Spanish, but it's my 4th language as I never practice it. I speak French and Italian much better. What would be my chances on the job market there? Would it take more than 6 months of full-time job hunting?

The last time I was in MTY, it was 1998 - I was doing some weekend classes at Monterrey Tech - the city has really changed, for the better it seems.

2.- You can reach those spotlights in no more than 1 hour either south or west of Monterrey.
These are good links for lodging in the mountains around monterrey:

http://www.appletreecabanas.com/

Trekking and Hikking link:

http://www.geoaventura.com.mx/menuizq/acercadegeo.html




more info, later...
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