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Travel Blogs from Ciudad Juarez
... 2 Kilometers from the border. I climbed under the seat and we rolled up to the immigration booth. We almost got through, but at the end they found parking tickets of the van, and impounded the vehicle with me beneath the seat. After a few hours of struggling, I managed to get ...
Today is my birthday!! I am nine now. Every Sunday I go to the phone booth and call my mother. My mom has gone to America to become a US citizen so I can come and see her. My mother sent me new shoes for my birthday. She and I talked for a while talking about my birthday party that my grandmother is throwing me. After I finished talking the man told me I only had 20 more seconds, so I quickly say goodbye to my ...
Today was a sad day. I woke up and I saw my grandma sleeping but she was really dead. I had no one to take care of me so I finally decided to go with the Americans across the border to go find my mom. The Americans put me under a seat in their car and the border patrol checked it. My heart ...
... for a driving 'tour' of Juárez City.
What an eye-opener!
The Federal Police were definitely out there in force that day - and, to be honest, rather than make your feel safer, it was actually of very little comfort and all rather disconcerting.
But all that was forgotten when we pulled up to the delights of "Viva Mexico" - which boasts an incredible assortment of authentic Mexican food and a colourful mood that sets the scene for a lively ...
... completely overrun by security guards and police. Apparently the safest place in town to socialize, and not just frequented by foreigners. Settled on a small restaurant for lunch, then a bar called Buffalo (?) to watch the football. I sat with a couple of American guys and we really got into it. Very careful with my alcohol intake, there was no way I was going to be stupid and get drunk here. But sitting in amongst a good crowd of people I did have a couple of beers, mixed ...
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