I woke up early today, but between yesterdays lack of sleep and lack of coffee, I felt horrible. Took a couple of advil and crawled back into bed. I woke up the second time ~noonish local time, got cleaned up and headed to the mall. Found a Starbucks, so got myself a Venti Americano (Espresso Americano, in local speak). and a tarta de mora (a custard cream tart with blackberries). Strolled around the mall a little more while I decided what's for lunch.
They must have been saying Bienvenidas á México to the Canadian, because, I walked into a toy store, Nickleback was playing…a music store,Celine Dion…and a clothing store was Brian Adams. Picked up an order of Tacos Norteños at the Arrachera House, now that I'm feed I'm good to go. I received an SMS, and was asked if I wanted to hook up with a group that is here, in Monterrey, from Spain for the wedding. I had already eaten, but I'll join them anyway. Time to put my spanish to the test.
I headed to the Sierra Madre Brewing Company, which is next to the hotel, a great micro brew in the style of Brewsters back home. I had to ask the hostess in spanish, if she knew where the table of two Spaniards were, with a women with the name of my friend's friends. Success!!
Next test, I've joined the spaniards, they don't do english, and I speak "mexican" spanish slowwwwwwllllyyyyy. They speak Spain Spanish faster than I thought people could possibly, humanly talk. Some of the first words out of my mouth are, speak more slowly please (this will be a repeating theme the whole time with the Spaniards.) We manage to get through the afternoon, with no major problems. We all grabbed a cab and headed back to my friends place.
The groom arrived, from Spain, and we all headed to a wing type join Las Alitas. Had a variety of wings from mildest to hottest. I was surprised, because I've had more insanely hot wings back in Edmonton. We caught a taxi back to the hotel, had another wee tipple at the Sierra Madre Brewing Co. Time to call it a night....
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