Category: Saltillo

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Santo Cristo Festival

August 12, 2013 by

Santo Cristo Festival The reverb of drums echo throughout the central district of downtown Saltillo as my wife and I scramble through the narrow streets in my Jetta. I don’t mind a bit of a walk, but she insists we find the closest parking spot possible. It’s another festival in honor of a saint, I figure. “It’s for... Read More »

Expat Back in the US: Part 1

July 11, 2013 by

I’ve just begun a month-long vacation back to the US, staying with family near Olympia, Washington. I’ve been living in Mexico for more than 20 months and it’s become my home. I didn’t realize how much I would miss my life south of the border; here are some differences I noticed very quickly. As soon... Read More »

Christmas Time Not Restricted to the 25th in Mexico

December 28, 2012 by

The first thing I noticed about the Navidad here in this part of Mexico is how long it lasts. The lights and decorations start going up just after the Revolution holiday in mid-November. People here leave the decorations on until well into January. Christmas isn’t really over in Mexico until the 6th of January: the... Read More »

Mexico: El Tannenbaum

December 22, 2012 by

This is my second holiday season in Saltillo. There’s no place like home for the holidays. Home for me is the pacific northwestern United States, and Saltillo is definitely unlike it: however in many good ways. The first thing I notice is the weather. The high and low temperatures of Seattle during this time of... Read More »

Mexico, Not So Third World Anymore

December 17, 2012 by

For Americans, Mexico is a close neighbor and is often referred to as “our backyard.” The US has had Latin and Mexican influence for centuries and it’s been embedded into the American culture, in many ways more so than the influence of the British. We gringos (gringo is just the Mexican slang for a US... Read More »

Saltillo, Rock City

December 10, 2012 by

I’m from the Seattle, WA area and there we have plenty of opportunity to take in the Indie rock scene. I grew up listening to the alternative bands of the 1990s. When I moved to Mexico I thought I would have put my love for live rock music behind me. However, the more time I... Read More »