Travel Tales and Pictures

Travel Stories and Photographs by John.


Tijuana, Mexico

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That's me at a market in Tijuana.

Tijuana has a population of about two million people and is the second largest city (only Los Angeles is larger) on the west coast of North America.

While Catherine and I were in San Diego, we drove to the Mexican border and walked across the border to Tijuana, Mexico. We saw a lot of school kids that looked like they were returning home from private schools in the U.S.

In Tijuana we saw lots of pharmacies and dental offices that market their products and services to United States citizens

Catherine on one Avenida Revolucion, one of the main streets of Tijuana. Avenida Revolucion mainly has souvenir shops that market to U. S. citizens visiting Tijuana.

Street scene in Tijuana, Mexico.

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A souvenir shop on Avenida Revolucion.

To get a better feel of Tijuana we walked off the main street to find little markets and fruit stands.

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La Iglesia de Tijuana (Church of Tijuana).

Inside la Iglesia de Tijuana.

The Millenium Tijuana Arch on Avenida Revolucion.

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Blogger GMG said...

Hi John, glad to see that you seem to be travelling a lot more now; on the contrary, I feel stuck here...
Loved to see your Mexican incursion, and Tijuana looks pretty clean!
Have a great weekend!

March 15, 2008 6:10 AM  
Blogger GMG said...

Hi Juka14, here I am, after another hectic week, to see some wonderful pictures. Loved to return to Edinburgh. Was there in 1980 and posted some lousy pictures you may see here. Amazingly (or not) some of the pictures were taken at the same places with 27 years interval... ;)
Have a great weekend!

March 15, 2008 6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a cool area in the day, but at night it's not a good place to be. I had two Tijuana cops plant drugs on me right near the arch and then demand a $150 bribe after I told a guy how to get to a bar there (the police claimed I was associating with a drug dealer). I got arrested, handcuffed to him, and thrown in the back of their truck, with the so-called drug dealer making a hard sell for me to pay the police off.

Moral of the story is to not talk to people who can speak English there, as the cops are crooked and recruit criminals to help in their schemes.

December 11, 2009 1:28 AM  

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