Hotel La Mesa Inn
Travel Blogs from Tijuana
We decided to take a day tour to Tijuana Mexico against the advice of most people. When we got there we talked loudly and obnoxiously, scored some cocaine and got to fire a gun. Actually none of that happened; it was perfectly safe and we got drunk of margheritas. We ate street tacos, and didn't get diarrhoea. There was a lot of poverty, and unlike Cambodia, this poverty had more of an edge. So ...
... to Coronado Island. On the way we drove through The Gas lamp area and stopped in front of Gregory Peck's father's pharmacy and Wyatt Earp's Saloon.
Coronado Island, home of the famous Del Coronado Hotel and America's best beach, was a real treat. The old hotel is magnificent with it wood carved decor and crystal chandlers. It is home to one of the first Otis Elevators, housed inside of an ornate cage. We ventured into the gardens and out onto the beach ...
... at all, in fact we were pretty much the only ones anywhere.
It was a little scary to be honest, we felt like walking targets for every Mexican trying to peddle there goods. We bought lots of things and after about 2 hours walking around what Jack called a "Intellectual Wasteland".
On the way we happened to notice a line of people that extended for about 2 km, they were waiting to cross the border back to the US, we were fortunate enough to be told that we could catch a ...
... absolutely no idea how large these aircraft carriers were, and I suspect the pics won't accurately show it either. There would have been over 20 planes on the to deck - phenomenally large. From there we took a quick ferry trip over to Coronado Island to see the stunning Hotel Del Coronado which sits right on Coronado beach (voted the best beach in the USA this year). The Hotel Del Coronado was established in 1888 and ...
... funny the machine they
use for your card has gone down, he tries and tries but to no avail, offers to
take me to the bank so I agree. So I am
at the ATM at the bank and plumb in my numbers etc and the bank comes up with a
charge for $38.85 for this transaction, no thank you very much, so I decline
the transaction and walk away. It’s not
until later that I am told that the $38.85 is in peso’s – well I was killing
myself laughing ...