Another Point South

Amy and I hooked up, and our original plan was to go to the zoo while Ru worked (at the conference), and then to meet up with him for dinner later. I didn’t really want to go to the zoo again, so suggested something a bit more adventurous – a trip south to Tijuana on San Diego transit. You can get to the US side of the border on the Blue Line from Old Town to San Isidro, then you walk across the border, then you walk or take a taxi to Tijuana.

I have been to Mexico more than a few times – last visit was to Acapulco and Taxco in December 2000 – but Amy had never been. She was reluctant at first, but then spoke with the concierge at their hotel. The concierge told her it would be okay, and gave her a sheet of things to do, things to buy and places to eat. So she agreed to go with me.

Then Ru, also never having been to Mexico, decided to skip out of the conference and join us. So the three of us went on a transit adventure in Mexico (not really, but we’re talking about adventure for people who never take transit),

Tijuana is touristy in a way similar to most other touristy places in Mexico I have been, and when you get away from the touristy area to the area where the inhabitants live and shop, then it’s similar to those areas in other places. I was tired of being hassled, so it was a great relief to get onto a street where no-one hassled me. Tijuana is not as bad as I expected it to be.

Ru noticed that the downtown area of San Diego appears to be depopulated, post-nuclear somehow, he said. Where is everyone? Where did they go?

I’m glad they came to Tijuana with me, we all got to have a bit of unexpected adventure.

~ by thiscassandra on Thursday 7 June 2007.

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