Sad to say the first trip I took that far south into Tijuana was with an old co worker of mine who is now in Phoenix Arizona. We figured wth we’d take the trip and see how much fun can be had. Carrying maybe 150 between the both of us in USD we figured it would be a great experience considering the Currency Exchange.
It was a long trip down, but once we past the border, it was clear we were in a very different place, as all along the road into Mexico there were young girls, fathers and mothers on the side of the road, apparently trying to do all they could to make money from the drivers coming from the States. I started wondering what kind of things could occur but figured I should focus on the experience.
It was to bad it was cut short though, as the roads of course are not to clearly marked and we take one wrong turn and ended up going down the wrong side of the road, moments after that to Motorcycle Officers Stopped us, they did not ask for License or Registration, just said that the ticket was about 50 dollars USD. Willingly we paid but it put such a dent in the spending that was budgetted that we nearly turned right back around, took the 14 hour trip back into Salinas and never again went that far south.
So though it was not the best experience I would still be interested in going down again, just don’t know when, though guess it could also relate to 10,000 Miles By Bike and Riding My Bike More that would certainly be an amazing journey on two wheels and by human power.
All in all Tijuana is clearly a border town, but you cannot help but be surprised when you see so many people on the side of the road, or run the risk of corrupt officers stopping you and charging you cash for a ticket.
As with all things in life there is lessons to be learned, it is a matter of making a choice to gain the insight through the lesson and not repeat the same. Through that you know the lesson was learned.over 3 years ago