Saturday, May 20, 2006

Back to Tijuana

The Paseo de los Héroes is lined with a series of large traffic circles each featuring a statue of a historic figure. (Click on pictures to see them larger.)

Abe Lincoln seems a bit out of context here, but not so for Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec emperor and a venerated figure in Mexican history.

We hopped onto one of the countless private buses that race along TJ's streets for a ride about two miles south of the border to the center of the city's upper-middle-class neighborhood.

Back at the border, the late afternoon line crossing into the U.S. took nearly an hour and a half to navigate.

Drivers weren't in any better shape.

1 comment:

Eric M. Lyman said...

Keith,

You still need to go to Rosarito Beach. It's my old haunt. I doubt that it is the same as it was, probably filled with tourists like TJ. However, I still love the place and I think that it is much better than TJ for food and relaxation.

Let me know when you plan the trip. I wish that I could be there with you as a guide, but Rex will have to do.

Caio,

Eric