Archives for April 2014

Camino de Santiago

“The Other Side of the Peso” is going to Spain in May and June while Leslie Patiño walks the 790-kilometer (490 miles) Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. Follow her trek weekly here on the blog and, for shorter, more frequent updates, on Facebook, too. Read the full article…

La Superior: A Clear Mission and Good Vibes

Walk the halls of “La Superior,” or Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, and there’s no doubt you’re in a music school—a very good one. A graceful ballerina walks by wearing a “La Superior” sweatshirt. In a nearby room filled with sunlight and mirrors, more young women stretch at the barre. Melodies float […] Read the full article…

The Chair Weaver

Ask residents of Colonia del Valle in suburban Monterrey, Mexico who Eleuterio Flores is, and most will probably shrug. Ask if they’ve driven by the chair weaver on the corner of Suchiate and Amazonas, and you’ll get a much better response. “He’s been there for years, I know that,” one local replied when asked. A  […] Read the full article…

Bracino: Born of a Love for Beer

    When Daniel Cigarroa de la Rosa, 32, director and brewer of Monterrey’s Bracino Cervecería, gives a tour of the microbrewery’s installation, two things immediately stand out: the cleanliness of the facility and the man’s love of his craft. Six years ago, Cigarroa, a native of Guerrero and a Monterrey “son by adoption,” set […] Read the full article…

Heady Times for Sofía Segovia

“I’ve always liked to tell stories,” Sofía Segovia says, “but Monterrey is an industrial city without a strong tendency for the arts. I had always felt I had a vocation I couldn’t nourish.” When it came time for college, the Monterrey native considered majoring in Journalism at the University of Monterrey, but soon had a […] Read the full article…