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Travel Blogs from Tijuana
... to be a very long drive back to the hotel. We got back 9pm. We are all stuffed.
We did have an experience though, and I'm glad the kids get to appreciate what we take for granted. Well see the photos for proof of total poverty. More stories to come too.
I was asked not to take photos, but of course I had to, so most photos were taken without looking through the camera, but holding waste high and hoping for the best, so the photos might be a little skew if.
... it hot" was filmed here in 1958, and you can easily recognise it from that (well I can anyway, I've seen that movie quite a few times). And if all that wasn't enough already we then headed to Tijuana for the afternoon of jewellery buying. It was great, sure it's a bit run down but the merchants there are lovely and lots of fun. They try to haggle you into a sale, but their attitudes are so fun that it doesn't feel pushy. ...
... oh Mal told me on the bus that she wanted a bracelet and wasn’t
going to pay over $50, at this point I’m so laughing inside but keep a straight
face. The shopkeeper tells me I’m
killing him (yeah right) and the price goes down to $70, I say no and its now
$65, I said my final offer is $60, Trevor is looking at me and we walk away, he
says – he’ll follow us out, but he didn’t.
His mate David said it sounded like ...
... city names, random bells along the highway etc) anyway it got weird fairly quickly and she basically managed to brush over the question AND ramble a lot at the same time and all we really got was that California had been occupied by many different people in the last 150 years including the Russians, Argentina and Mexicans... but then everybody "just decided the US could have it and gave it to them.. there was no war".. You could tell she really had no clue.. and ...
... antics loudly enough for her to hear us. A bit further along I got chatting with our in-front queue-jumper and she was a really sweet lady who then tried to help us :-)
A last sign of how bad the tourist trade in Mexico is was at a money exchange; I looked up on XE.com how much the last of our Mexican money was worth in US$ and got exactly that without having to haggle!
As we approached the gates of the USA area we looked around for where we needed to ...