Trek 500 Kid
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: '83 Trek 970 road --- '86 Trek 500 road
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Originally Posted by 2702
I was in Ciudad Juarez last year and that was NOT a nice city to walk around and do some shopping on your own. Right over the border you walk into this dive of a place. I been to Mexico City and never felt unsafe but in CJ I did and this was during the day. I thought if someone mugged me how the hell was I going to get home without passport and knowing a soul in Texas. So I just walked for a mile or 2 near the border without exploring the city.
Hoping Tijuana is a bit nicer, I'm really going down to Mexico to see something else so much of America with its chain stores and strip malls feel all the same to me.
TJ should be a little nicer but I haven't been to Juarez since the '70s and not for that long. I've bought clothes in TJ, Prescription drugs like erythromycin (without the prescription), dental work, had moles burned off by a doctor etc.
And gone to the beaches and bars in Rosarito 18 miles from the border. I just took the trolley to TJ from San Diego and the bus down to Rosarito.
Don't drink the tapwater.....not even drinks with ice in it. You'll be gettin' the poots if you do. And you could probably still get mugged in downtown San Diego at night flashing cash in streets off the main areas.
Last edited by Zinger; 06-10-14 at 03:18 AM.