February 27, 2013

The Mall in Monterrey, Mexico

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Written by: Nydia O
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This past December of 2012, my husband and I had the opportunity of visiting Monterrey, Mexico. We had not traveled south of the border since all the violence erupted in Mexico, and we miss it very much. There is a new international bridge named Anzalduas in Mission, Texas, that connects directly with the expressway that bypasses the border city of Reynosa and takes you directly to the toll highway going  to Monterrey. It took us one hour and forty five minutes to get to the center of Monterrey after crossing the bridge. That is amazing, and very unfortunate that we do not get to enjoy this beautiful city on the mountains of northern Mexico anymore.

The photo is from one of their shopping malls; Galerias Monterrey. It’s a beautiful mall filled with high end stores. They even have  a MacStore, Nine West and Sketchers among many others. It makes me wonder why so many people from Monterrey come to shop in the valley, and I think it might be because some of the prices were a bit high at Galerias Monterrey. Also, because of the violence, hundreds of families have relocated to the valley, but I hear some are already considering heading back. I wonder what impact this could have in the  valley’s economy, especially the real estate industry which has benefited tremendously from these new investors. Others have told me Mexican nationals are not yet comfortable with going back, and that it will be a few years before that happens.

I just wish we could drive over there for the weekend like we used to do only a few years ago.

My hubby waiting for me to finish shopping at Zara

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Nydia O
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" my life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and my spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts, nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most importantly, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .


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