Santiago de Querétaro

Last Day in Mexico at Café Tulipe

by carbonboy on May 15, 2013

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Right on Los Arcos – and Fine Simple Authentic Mexican Food! It’s after 3:00 a.m. and I am returning home after a year in Mexico. Bitter/Sweet, as there are many fine people here, but the job at Bombardier totally sucked (but paid damn well). So to celebrate, my angel took me to lunch – or […]

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Cinco de Mayo in Santiago de Querétaro

by carbonboy on May 5, 2013

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I gave this young musician 100 pesos, as he really could play. He immediately fetched his even younger brother to secure the money! Cinco de Mayo is really a Mexican-American celebration, but is noted on the calendar here in México as well. It’s really a big thing in the Mexican State of Puebla, but for […]

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Dealing with the Mexican Tax Man

by carbonboy on April 22, 2013

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A woman street vendor with her children after a long day’s work! I paid a New York City CPA Firm to do my USA taxes this year as I had all this income from Mexico. It cost me $650 but it was well worth it as my IRS and state taxes due were under $2400. Of […]

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A Taste of Mideastern in Mexico

by carbonboy on April 7, 2013

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 The essense of food –  falafels, taboule and humus (and a bit more to make it glorious)! Life in Querétaro, Mexico is not all about tacos. Yet last night a departing coworker (Jessica) had a farewell party and catered a major taco creation event – and all was fabulous (the open bar helped). But one […]

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Warm and Dusty in Querétaro

by carbonboy on March 10, 2013

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I will regret life when I no longer have this view! Well finally the brick house thawed and is no longer like living in an igloo. It is a strange time of year, as mini-dust twisters spawn spontaneous here, and although they look harmless, I would not want to be in the middle of one. […]

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Life on Ejército Republicano

by carbonboy on March 3, 2013

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The Aqueduct Renovation Continues and Life Goes On (with my home above in the hills) A two-day cold spell came to Querétaro and my brick house became an igloo again. No matter, as this will pass and warm sunny days are ahead. I am over Mexico and really want to go home. But US tax code […]

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Room with a View

by carbonboy on January 29, 2013

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Querétaro International Airport at Sunset with a Volaris A320 Destined for Cancun One of the perks of working at the Bombardier Site in Querétaro, México is that we are located at the International Airport. From my desk on the 3rd floor, I have a perfect view of the runway. This is not a very busy […]

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New Growth in 2013

by carbonboy on January 1, 2013

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Growth in Querétaro, México is Phenomenal and I am Adopting a Similar Strategy I am sucker for self-improvement when the New Year rolls around. Even though I was stuck in Mexico for the holidays I had some substantial time off. It was renewing! Of course the worst thing about New Year’s Day is that for […]

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Happy New Year from Santiago de Querétaro, México

by carbonboy on December 31, 2012

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Christmas Eve in Querétaro

by carbonboy on December 24, 2012

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Plaza de la Constitucion Christmas Eve 2012 About everyone I know has left Querétaro for the holidays, off to Montreal, Belfast, London, LA, Wichita and Mexico City. My buddy Cesar and I are stuck here, but really it is not so bad – in fact it is an adventure. The historic city center was alive with […]

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The Querétaro Aqueduct Renovation

by carbonboy on December 12, 2012

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Who would think not being able to make a left turn would be so annoying? It’s 12-12-12 today, and some are saying it’s an anti-doomsday. Why, I do not know, but I guess to soften the soon-to-come end of the Mayan Calendar, and thus the end of the world as we know it. But it […]

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Día de los Muertos

by carbonboy on November 2, 2012

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The Calavera or sugar skull seems the most popular and abundant image associated with Día de los Muertos The imagery that can be found surrounding this Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead, is as colorful as it is humorously disturbing. It is a celebration of lost loved ones and a ritual attempt to communicate […]

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Deporte y Paz and Ten Years of Blogging Behind Me

by carbonboy on October 21, 2012

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 Nothing Like the Warm Smile from a Beautiful Woman to Make Your Day! The rains have ended in Querétaro. Each day now is sunny and warm, with enough billowy clouds lingering about to provide a dramatic sunset nightly. The recent week in California brought back my sunny disposition as well. Aside from the annoyance of my […]

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 My old Mazda B2500 and New Ford Focus Titanium (100 pesos to all who can read this dull post from start to finish!) Of the three Washington DC airports I use, Regan National is the smoothest to deal with. First, it’s closest to my house. BWI and Dulles take an extra hour, and one never […]

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Departing Querétaro, México – for a Time – Part I

by carbonboy on September 16, 2012

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 Washington National Airport this Morning (yes Part II is Coming) Leaving Querétaro on the 13th of September was uneventful, except for a little backup on Highway 57 to México City. The United Express Embraer Air was not full – thus no one was ask to get off due to weight issues at a 6000 foot […]

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The Little Girl in the Mirror

by carbonboy on September 8, 2012

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Life is Never Easy for these Street Peddlers, even with Mexican Independence Day Approaching I made my biweekly stop at Banco Santander to withdraw cash from the ATM – no fees if one uses a Bank of America debit card. I take out the maximum  – 6000 pesos, which is about $460 at today’s exchange rate. […]

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The Mundane Side of Mexico

by carbonboy on August 25, 2012

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 American Icon’s – Oddly Welcomed Here in Mexico I feel a bit guilty if I don’t update this blog at least once a week, and clearly I’m feeling so today, as it has been weeks since I last took the time. A funny thing has happened – life has become a bit mundane. The reality […]

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Stormy Weather

by carbonboy on July 19, 2012

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View from Milenio III as the Daily Thunderstorm Rolls In While the U.S. is experiencing the drought of the century, here in Querétaro, México it has been raining everyday for the last three weeks. I am mean rain – washing out roads, killing power and flooding fields. The storm clouds roll in late in the […]

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The New Middle Class of Mexico

by carbonboy on June 24, 2012

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 I pass this new suburb daily and I may wind up living here! I am still attempting to adjust to a routine of working 12-hour days. Even though I have 3-day weekends, I don’t think humankind was designed to be productive for that stretch of time. But as aircraft are built 24/7, I do what […]

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An Afternoon in Historic Santiago de Querétaro

by carbonboy on June 10, 2012

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Although the arrival of Spaniards was generally met with resistance by the indigenous cultures, the Otomí people aligned themselves with the Spaniards and fought beside them to defeat the Aztecs living in the Querétaro region. As a demonstration of loyalty, the Otomi leader Conin converted to Roman Catholicism between the years 1522 and 1526 and […]

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