Monday, November 5, 2007

Weekend Numero Dos


A very good weekend. Here is a quick run-down of the fun events...

Friday: Worked fairly late [until about 7:30 p.m.]. We decided to satisfy the dancing tastes of the girls in our group, so we went to a placed called Skyybar in Polanco, which is kind of an uppity part of Mexico City. Several outstanding things occurred, namely:

a) Watching 5 Japanese guys dance with one girl, but mostly be interested in grinding on each.
b) Me dancing for 3 straight hours at a club that played 99% techno
c) One of my co-workers [Maria] taking only shots of tequila
d) Getting offered Coke. Again. Seriously, what the hell do I look like?

It was a very fun evening that was very late, but rolled into Saturday very quickly...

Saturday: Woke up around 9:30 a.m. to meet downstairs. We took a private taxi into downtown Mexico City to see the sights and sounds. We observed our first Mexican governmental protest, which was of an apparent senator that was extremely corrupt. The demonstration was 200 men, wearing nothing but a picture of the governor tied around the crotch. Some interpreted the tying part a little more loosely than others, pun intended. There were several women that wore nothing at all...and lets just say that weren't going to be on America's Next Top Model. Gross. I also successfully bargained for some knock-off Louis Vuitton sunglasses [seen in said photo above] for $3 USD.


We then rolled to a city called Coyocan, which was renowned for its shopping and its own separate parade. It was nice, nothing too crazy....we then met up with one of our Mexican co-workers and were supposed to go to a different club called Love; however, our genius co-worker failed to mention that the club was closed. So, we went to a different bar where he [said he was 35, looked 45], proceeded to spend most of the night making out with his 22-year-old girlfriend. It was gross and really weird...

Sunday: We went to see the church of the Virgin de Guadalupe and then the ruins at Teotihuacan. The Virgin de Guadalupe, for those unfamiliar [see: Kenny especially], is mainly known and revered by Mexicans as the Americas version of the Virgin Mary in brown form. We went and visited her church, and then went to the ruins. These were pretty amazing, and soon enough, our 7-hour tour was over and we returned to our hotel.

Last night, we were invited by the Finance Lead of Latin America North, who works in the Mexico City office, over for dinner with his wife and three kids. They made Brazilian meats, Greek salad, and some great red wine. His house was amazing, with a closet for his wife that Steph would kill for. It was probably a room 15'X30', filled with glass-fronted closets for all of her stuff. It was a four bedroom, six bathroom house where every bedroom had a full private bath. Monsanto ex-PATs [those that used to work in the US and have moved out of the country for the company are called ex-PATriots] get a sweet deal with free housing, private driver, full chef and cleaning service...

So, a really good weekend. Only bad part was that the hotel inadvertantly authorized all 4 hotel rooms for our team on my card, and the amount of the temporary holds for all of our stays exceeded my limit, so I currently cannot use my card. Oh well...

Looking forward to returning to the States on Friday afternoon.

Ciao ciao.

3 comments:

Scott said...

You should move to another country so you can be an ex Pat.

Anonymous said...

If I change my name, am I an ex Pat

Kenny said...

The Virgin de Guadalupe sounds like she'd be way hotter than the Virgin Mary. Oh, and you look a little like an alien.