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Aug 17, 2013 - Viva Mexico

DAY 7 Everyone ready but not quite rearing to go this morning. All luggage loaded like a perfect tetris board by Megzy and off we went towards San Diego. I had bought some blueberry bagels and cream cheese last night when I bought the washing detergent so we could have a bite of breakfast on the go. Not staying right in San Diego but at Carlsbad near Legoland (our destination tomorrow). Stopped at our hotel to see if room ready and if not, we could leave our baggage there instead of leaving it in the car at the border crossing at San...

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Sep 12, 2008 - Day 5

Today we split up into two groups and had some very different experiances. The first group of Matthew, Greg and Rebecca returned to the Happiest place on earth for some more disney magic. Me and Pete however headed south of the border for a visit to Tijuana, Mexico. Starting in San Diego we rode the trolley through the city to San Ysidro where we crossed into Mexico. What a culture shock, the minute you cross the border the stink starts and that is followed by kids juggling balls for money, taxi drivers who wan't to drive you 500 meters to...

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Jul 23, 2008 - Mexico - Rosarito Beach

Due to I and my sister living in China and Kygyrstan, we don't often have the chance to have everyone together in one place. Half a year ago, Jon's father already planned this week for our small Su family (10 of us) to have a family trip around LA. After some searching, we decided Mexico would be a good place to relax, go to the beach, and have some seafood. Willis was very good in finding a vacation rental house near Rosarito Beach, about 20 miles south of the border. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and can sleep 10 adults! It has TV, kitchen,...

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Jul 22, 2008 - Tijuana and San Diego Zoo

Lauren can sure be persistant when she wants something! She had been eyeing up these bicycle carts at the campsite, so we decided to get it over with this morning. It turned out to be pretty fun. Jules went in the front basket, Lauren steered, and Dig and I got to pedal. Then we got another family workout walking across the border and into Tijuana, Mexico. What a weird experience. Life is so different there. In the 20 minute walk to town, past craft tables galore and guys just dangling silver chains over their arms, we were constantly...

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Jun 2, 2008 - Tijuana

Well i´m not sure what day it was, but we jumped on a bus in San Diego and headed across the border to T.J. Interesting bus ride! but pretty quick! Only took 55 minutes and the bus took us straight to the airport! So that was nice! And after stumbling around trying to speak Spanish, we finally figured out where we needed to go and where we were suppose to be to get on the right plane! The flight was pretty good! Apparently, 3rd world countries still have enough money to feed their passengers, because we actually got a pretty good meal! And...

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Apr 24, 2008 - Cancelled - Tijuana Mexico

cancelled due to ill health at the moment. I just need a few days rest so i can carry on. this trip takes a lot out of a person. It has been no stop since starting. Im fine its just that I have a bad chest and bad stomach. I was awake most of the night and I cant face a 2.5 hr trip to san diego and 1.5hrs to get to the Amtrak station. So much travelling to do anything. The next lot of photos will be when i get to Miami on sunday. thanks for looking at the photos so far.

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Dec 10, 2007 - Tijuana, Mexico

Monday December 10...10:30pm I didn't sleep well last night. No alarm clock, and no wake up call service...so I was all worried about not getting up in time to get the bus from Manzanillo to Colima. So After a tossing and turning type of sleep, I got up at 7am. I couldn't get a ride into Colima, so I took a taxi to Manzanillo bus station ($7 CAN) and managed to get on the 9am bus to Colima ($8 CAN). The hour and a half bus ride was uneventful, and I arrived in Colima at 10:30am. It took me about a half hour to figure out the way the taxi...

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Jun 9, 2007 - Tijuana, Mexico

We cross the border at San Ysidro which is one of the busiest border crossings in the U.S. Heading south into Mexico isn't difficult. At the border there is a traffic light for each lane entering Mexico. If the light shows green, then you proceed without stopping. If the light shows red, then you must stop for an inspection by Mexican customs agents. We travel through Tijuana along the old highway. This is a route known by Enrique. The other way is to take the toll roads south to Rosarito.

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Mar 4, 2006 - Ensenada to Tecate and the USA, Day 30

Saturday, 3/4/2006, Day 30 We were all in line to depart the Estero Beach RV Park shortly after daybreak. Rather than driving up the coast to Tijuana, retracing the trip south, we headed northeast towards Tecate. Tecate is a less crowded border-crossing town, and the waiting time at customs there would be about 30 minutes rather than three hours in Tijuana. We waited in line to clear customs next to a steel wall with razor wire at the top (the US equivalent of the Berlin wall) and then were directed to the truck inspection holding area. We...

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Feb 18, 2006 - Los Angeles - San Diego

Didn't sleep much on the train even though we had a sleeper roomette, so gave up and had breakfast at 5am. Arrive in LA at 8am, then caught the train to Solana Beach. Steve and Nick met us at the station and took us to their home in Del Mar so Nina could take her thermals off, as it was very warm and sunny out. Drove to San Diego Old Town to see Julie at work, then went to Seaport Village where we looked in shops, art exhibits and went for lunch at a sea food restaurant over the ocean. Then Steve took us on a sight seeing tour, we went over...

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Jun 24, 2005 - Back to San Diego!

After Creel, we came down the mountain and spent as few days crossing through the deserts of Sonora and Arizona on our way back to San Diego. We spent a total of 175 days south of the border and the first leg of our trip has been completed- Wow, time is flying!

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