Originally Posted by tuxie
What is everybudys thoughts on how safe it is to cross the border and visit Tijuana? My wife and I drove up to San Diego from Edmonton Alberta planning to drive into Tijuana (half just so we could say that we drove from Canada to Mexico) and when we checked into a hotel in San Diego we had a Latin American guy tell us that it might be a bad idea to try. We appreciated the words of caution and did'nt mind because San Diego was our favourite city to visit on the whole trip.
Before anything, WELCOME TO CITYPROFILE!!
Just curious Mate, how does one "drive up" to a southern location from a northern location eh??
I grew up in suthin California (L.A. Co.) and went to TJ like once man, as a teenager with a Uncle and a brandy new Porshe 911we were delivering to a customer that never showed. We parked in some parking garage and surprisingly after a restaurant visit, returned to a unblemished vehicle and got in line to cross back in the U.S. That was in the '70s.
NEVER, EVER, EVER drive ones own vehicle into ANY PART OF MEXICO especially with Canadian plates!!!
It's a very good way to end up DEAD or worse, in one of their many lockups because of some "accident".
Walking across is the preferred method, yet as stated several times, DON'T VENTURE OFF THE BEATEN PATH.
Ditch the purse and wear valuables (Money) in a waist band or similar.
Last time I went there was '05 and I had to get a US Passport because I was on a business venture and had to pay 20-40$ first time in. I rode with a chap that directed me "where to go (do your best to get there) if the shyt hits the fan" and to call him from there. Ya, that was comforting.
The best part of being there then were the street shop food vendors.
Nothing can come close here in the U.S.