Re: Mexico

minigreenhouseFebruary 20, 2007

We are going to San Diego, Ca., next week. We will also go to Tijuana, Mexico for a day trip while we are in San Diego. DH told me that we could bring back to US $400 of goods duty free (each) from Mexico.

What would you buy from Tijuana and where would you visit while in Tijuana?

Any info would be appreciated.

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I can't imagine buying anywhere near $400 of stuff in Mexico, but when I go to TJ I usually buy Kahlua (about $8-$12 a bottle). Friends buy Tequila but I don't go near it. Also, I buy prescription meds, namely birth control pills and antibiotics. I have also bought muscle relaxers (Soma- about $35 a bottle). The clothes and jewelry is all cheap knock-offs so I usually stay away. If you get a chance, go to Cesar's. This is where Cesar salad was created! Who would have thought that Cesar salad came from Tijuana?!?! Are you just going to TJ, or south? Puerto Nuevo is a little fishing/lobster village a few miles south of Rosarito (about 1/2 hour from TJ). You can get delicious lobster (lingostina--the little ones), shrimp, and fish meals with tortillas, rice, and beans. Very yummy and very cheap! Last Sept, I went to Ensenada (about 1 1/2 hours south of TJ) and we hired a driver to take us to the Mexican wine region about 45 minutes inland from Ensenada. The wine wasn't very good, but the olives were delish and it was a fun adventurous day.

I hope this helped you a little bit. Let me know if I can help with anythign else. I don't go into Mexico that often, but I do enjoy going for the day every once in a while. I live in Orange County which is about an hour north of San Diego. Enjoy your trip!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2007 at 6:17PM
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Thanks very much for your response. You have given me some good idea re things to do in Mexico. I like every one of your suggestions and surely would like to try it when we are in TJI.

We have never been to TJI, how safe is it to travel to Puerto Nuevo with a driver? I love to see the real Mexico not the tourism places. I also do not like to pay tourist rates for a taxi drive in Mexico? Is it possible to get local taxi driver rate in TJI?

We will be leaving for San Diego next Tuesday morning and I am very excited about the trip.

Again, thanks for your info.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2007 at 1:30PM
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