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#28448 Crossing South in Mexicali

Posted by Miggiesmallz- TEXMEX on 13 September 2013 - 03:06 AM


#25752 7 interesting things about Baja California

Posted by HK70 on 14 June 2013 - 12:28 AM





#25037 Looking for a Lawyer who practices law on both sides of the border

Posted by Inglourious Basterd on 05 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

I need a general practice lawyer or a criminal defense lawyer who practices law on both sides of the border. If you know of one, or are one, please post the contact info or PM me. I know you're out there, thank you.

#28408 Bam

Posted by HK70 on 23 August 2013 - 09:42 PM

So my ex girlfriend bought a product called Bam which is in a purple bottle.  It has been sitting in my place for 2 years.  I have been using US products to clean the shower stall since the water is so hard and the soap sticks to the tile.  The US products never seem to do much good.  Last weekend I grabbed the bottle of Bam and sprayed down the shower stall and let it sit for 5 minutes.  The smell makes it very hard to breathe but it really worked well when you scrub the tiles.  So good that it caked on the scrub brush so I had to toss it.  Did another spray down after the first one and wiped down with some old socks.  Shower looks really good for now.  There must be something special in that Bam.  I bought another bottle at Ley for about 45 pesos.  

#24677 Cabo San Lucas’ History as a Tourist Destination

Posted by HK70 on 15 August 2012 - 09:14 PM

Cabo San Lucas’ History as a Tourist Destination
If You Build It, They Will Come

by Chris Sands/Baja.com
August 15 2012

“It was a sad little town, for a winter storm and a great surf had wrecked it in a single night. Water had driven past the houses, and the streets of the village had been a raging river.”

So wrote John Steinbeck after a visit in 1940, when Cabo San Lucas was little more than a cannery and some ramshackle housing. The cannery was built in 1927, and for over 35 years was the center of the town’s existence. There were no hotels, no golf courses, no luxury spas, and no marina. But the reason the cannery was so successful (at one point boasting the highest production in all of Latin America), was the reason the town would eventually become one of Mexico’s premier tourist destinations: fishing.

Rod Rodriguez opened Baja Sur’s first fishing resort in 1950, Rancho Las Cruces near La Paz, and other early developments began appearing throughout the decade, attracting Hollywood movie stars and other jetsetters drawn by the area’s abundance of marlin, tuna, and sailfish. Rodriguez’ Palmilla and Bud Parr’s Hotel Cabo San Lucas were the original fly-in resorts in what is now called the Tourist Corridor, and Rodriguez’ Hotel Hacienda became Cabo San Lucas’ first development in 1963. By the time Luis Coppola and former cannery manager Luis Bulnes built the landmark Land’s End Finisterra in 1972, the die had been cast.

These four men – Rod Rodriguez, Bud Parr, Luis Coppola, and Luis Bulnes - were the pioneers of the tourist age in Cabo San Lucas. They not only set the stage, but were the driving force behind the tremendous growth that began in the early 1970s. The Transpeninsular Highway was completed in 1973, and for the first time visitors from the U.S. were able to drive down to Cabo, rather than arriving by boat or plane. By 1974, work was being done to dredge the marina, eventually leading to an explosion of water-based activities companies.

In the 1970s, Fonatur, the Mexican Tourism Agency, also made a commitment to developing the southernmost part of the peninsula, dubbing Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and the intervening 20 mile stretch, Los Cabos, or “the Capes.” Amidst the building boom that ensued, luxury beachfront hotels and sportfishing charters remained the most popular tourist draws until the early 1990s, when Jack Nicklaus put the area on the golfing map with superb layouts at Palmilla, Cabo del Sol, and El Dorado.

Today, Los Cabos is one of the premier international golfing destinations, with over a dozen world-class loops, including three courses that have been ranked among the world’s 100 best. And although Cabo San Lucas remains best known for fishing and golf, beaches and beachfront hotels, thriving shopping and dining scenes have also emerged in recent years. Shoppers can browse in the luxury boutiques of Puerto Paraiso and Luxury Avenue, and aficionados of fine food will find scores of first-class restaurants, many specializing in fresh local seafood and an emerging regional style known as “Baja Mediterranean.”

In retrospect, it all happened very quickly for Cabo San Lucas. Long-time visitors remember the days in the early 1970s when there were the hotels Hacienda, Finisterra, Mar de Cortez, and little else. Recently, the G20 conference was held in Los Cabos. Our area was chosen as a meeting ground for world leaders, as a symbol of economic growth and prosperity in the 21st century. It’s certainly been a remarkable transformation for a town that fifty years ago consisted of 300 cannery workers.


#38 Grand Hotel Tijuana

Posted by George Costanza on 21 May 2005 - 06:07 PM

Grand Hotel Tijuana
Blvd. Agua Caliente 4500
Tijuana, 22420 MX
01 800 026 6007
USA 800 number
1 866 472 6385


When you desire the very best. The locals call it the Twin Towers of TJ. Only the richest of the rich stay here. Rates start out at around $120 a night or go all out for the Presidential Suite for only 1k. They have their own golf course and Caliente Sports book all thier for you to spoil yourself rotten. It located a little ways out from the border. A drive from the border will take you around 15 to 20 minutes. Just follow Rev ave until it turns into AGUA CALIENTE and you will see it on your righthand side in a few minutes.

They always have some sort of special event going on so be sure to call in advance to book your rooms. Don't forget to book me one as well smile.gif

#25014 Merry Xmas and Happy New Year everyone!

Posted by George Costanza on 25 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy holiday season!!

#24896 Obtaining Identification after deportation

Posted by twoandthreemake5 on 09 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

My brother in law is in TJ right now due to being deported.  A family member went over to help him obtain all the paperwork he needed to find some sort of work.  They asked questions and ended up at the post office which required his birth certificate and a bill of some sort to prove where he was living.  After gathering the paperwork supposedly required the went back with a photo and they assured him this was the ID accepted everywhere!  He is now being told that this ID from the post office is NOT what he needs to obtain any kind of job there.  He says that this ID from the post office is huge and doesn't even fit in his wallet.  Can anyone help us figure out what kind of identification he needs to be able to get a job and not be hassled by the cops!  It seems odd to us that they told him that he only needed the ID from the post office and now they have changed their minds and want additional documents (bills from an address where he lives and it can't be a motel receipt...What the heck???). If he doesn't have the items needed in his name then he needs someone to write him a letter stating that he lives with them and they need to go with him and show their ID!  Good lord it is Identification!!  How the heck are people suppose to get ahead when they make is so difficult!  Please HELP!!! angry.gif My personal email is dmorrislegal@gmail.com.  We are in need of the info ASAP.  We are also looking for a decent place for him to rent a room...it seems that many of the places there cheap enough to get him by are rented by the hour at night...WONDERFUL!

#21898 So we went to Tecate

Posted by Buen Amigo on 07 September 2010 - 07:04 PM

So wife, baby and i went to Tecate yesterday.  Did not know what to expect.  Forgot all about checking in here to see what to do or where to go.  Pretty much said "F" IT, lets see what we find.  What could i say?  HMMMM.....Well, we parked near the plaza, walked around a bit, Did not know where to go, Hung around for about an hour, then just decided to drive around.  Drove around  a bit, and found a swap meet, decided to take a look, nothing new, walked around some more, and finally decided to go home.

I don't want to put Tecate down, since we had no idea where to go, or what to do, or what to visit (if anything), but there is not much i can say.  The toll road was nice.   wink.gif   At least it was not 100+ degrees..... laugh.gif

We need more info on this section of the board......

#25422 Fiesta of the Flowering Vineyards

Posted by instant-mex-auto-insur.com on 24 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

Spring is the time when life starts to come alive. In the Desert plants are flowering; landscapes are beautiful!

In Valle de Guadalupe (Mexico's wine country), you can truely enjoy what spring has to offer.

Fiesta of the Flowering Vineyards
Takes place in May (May 18th for 2013) and is held at a different vineyard each year. The event is promoted by Provino who has information on the fiesta.

#22737 Great veterinarian in Rosarito

Posted by Mary Ellen on 03 January 2011 - 10:31 PM

My little dog got really sick this past New Year's weekend and, surprisingly, I could not find any vet open either on Saturday or Sunday in TJ.  I couldn't believe in a city this size so near the border there were no vets open and I had to drive all the way to Rosarito.
A friend sent me to Rosarito to a great vet who is open on Sundays.  My dog is has been there overnight.  I was worried I would have to go to the U.S. and spend triple/quadruple.
It appears most vets even here in TJ are accustomed to treating only minor problems.
Rodeo Clinica Veterinaria
Benito Juarez # 141, Col. Lucio Blanco
Playas de Rosarito, BC
(661) 613-5207

Well...my little Pekingese stayed at the vet for 3 days and had kidney failure so was euthanized.  This vet has dogs for adoption if anyone is looking for one.  I was going to San Diego to find another dog and luckily the vet had 3 really cute small dogs for adoption so I took one and I'm picking him up today after being neutered.  If I was living in a house I would have taken all 3 of them.
I've was really impressed with this vet and the staff during a very difficult time for me.

#20854 house in rosarito

Posted by sasha on 07 June 2010 - 04:15 AM

3 bedroom 1+ bathroom possibly with yard house anywhere here in rosarito  $350 usd max looking to move in july 1st have found a few places but would like to see more if anyone could help out it would be great. THANKS

#13924 Fud Wieners

Posted by Miggiesmallz- TEXMEX on 28 June 2008 - 01:48 AM

Just seeing if this works...couldnt help myself.

#17524 La Paz info website

Posted by TJGringo on 01 June 2009 - 12:28 AM


#25321 Nostros Los Nobles

Posted by HK70 on 05 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

Comedy on Mexico income gap a big screen hit

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A construction magnate's preppy son is forced to drive one of Mexico City's battered green buses, while his spoiled sister waits tables at a cantina in a miniskirt and non-designer shoes. Their credit cards have been canceled, their BMWs and mansion seized.


The Mexican riches-to-rags movie, "We are the Nobles" has opened to packed theaters in a country with one of the world's widest income gaps — and a love for laughing at misfortune. More than 1 million people showed up in the first week to see the story of an impresario who fakes a government raid on his riches to teach his children the value of work.

Only a Hollywood blockbuster featuring Bruce Willis and DreamWorks' latest 3D animation beat it at the box office last weekend, the second-biggest opening for a domestic film here in more than 10 years.

"Latin America is a region where middle class is very small," said writer and director Gary "Gaz"Alazraki. "So I thought if you want to capture the mood of the public with cinema, that's the first place to look, the contrast between rich and poor."

In the movie, patriarch German Noble's eldest son spends his days at daddy's company dreaming up big ideas, such as mixing the world's largest rum and Coke in Mexico City's storied Aztec Stadium. His daughter is engaged to a failed businessman and aspires to open a restaurant on her father's dime. The youngest is a hipster who preaches against capitalism, even as dad pays his private college tuition — until he is expelled for sleeping with a professor.

After surviving a heart attack and getting a second chance at life, Noble decides to stage a raid on his Beverly Hills-like home.

"Can someone please explain why they are confiscating all our stuff, as if we were in Venezuela?" the agitated daughter, Barbie, demands to know in the Mexican equivalent of Valley speak.

"They discovered fraud," German Noble tells her.

"Jesus Christ," she answers in English.

People like the fictitious Nobles appear on any ritzy corner of the city, where Mexico's carefully coiffed, wearing the highest fashions, can be seen stepping from the running boards of their enormous SUVs, their bodyguards lurking outside as they go for a workout or pedicure. They have been to the best schools in the world and the finest malls in Texas, but never to one of the city's ubiquitous, crowded marketplaces or a street-food stand.

"I haven't seen the archetypes of urban Mexico portrayed on the big screen so well in a long time," said Oscar de los Reyes, an expert on cinema and society at the Technological Institute of Monterrey.

It's not surprising that the social contrast is playing big in the cinema. In Mexico, 10 percent of the people held nearly 40 percent of the wealth in 2010, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America. The world's richest man, Carlos Slim, holds more than 6 percent himself. While Americans look up to the rich, believing they too could be among them one day, the dream is mostly unattainable in Mexico, where upward mobility is smaller and slower.

Videos and tweets displaying the arrogance of Mexico's privileged class periodically go viral.

One video, recorded by a passer-by, shows two rich girls, dubbed "the Ladies of Polanco" after one of Mexico City's most exclusive neighborhoods, shoving, slapping and insulting a traffic cop who pulled them over suspecting they were drunk. In another clip drawn from surveillance cameras a man in an affluent suburb beats up the valet of his luxurious apartment building for not providing a jack to replace a flat tire on his Porsche.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's daughter reacted to people who laughed at one of her father's campaign gaffes by tweeting that they were "a bunch of idiots who form part of the proletariat and only criticize those they envy," causing a national uproar. The tweet disappeared and Pena Nieto apologized.

Alazraki said he was trying to capture the behavior behind Paulina Pena's tweet in his film, whose hashtag is (hash)WelcomeToTheProle.

He acknowledges he comes from the very society he is lampooning. His father, Carlos Alazraki, is an influential advertising businessman behind several presidential campaigns and publicity for Slim's restaurants and phone company. When he was younger, Alazraki has said in interviews, all he cared about was having the prettiest girlfriend and going to the hottest club. After attending film school at the University of Southern California, he now pities people who stay inside the bubble of Mexico's rich.

"It's very interesting to see our characters transform," said Luis Gerardo Mendez, who plays Javi. "You get to see on one side how this group of people spends so much money, and on the other end, the everyday jobs people have to do to survive. People who think there is no racism here, there is. It is called classism."

The script was inspired by the 1949 film "The Great Madcap" by surrealist Luis Bunuel, in which a rich man wasting his money and life is fooled into thinking he lost his fortune. It leads his family members to take low-paying jobs as seamstresses, shoe shiners and carpenters.

The three Noble offspring end up working as a bus driver, a waitress and a bank teller.

"What is your biggest problem?" eldest son Javi Noble asks a fellow bus driver.

"There is this chick from my town who says that her child is mine and she wants me to send her money. But she can't prove it. So, until I send her money, she will send her cousins with sticks and machetes..."

"For that, you need bodyguards," Javi tells him.

Barbie, meanwhile, ends up falling for her nanny's nephew, a youth she once teased for being poor.

When he tells her that he used money her father loaned him to open a stand selling pirated CDs, she scolds him: "Did you know that drug traffickers run those informal CD shops ... Seriously, you are only fostering crime in this country."

He becomes enraged.

"The criminals are your little friends," he says. "Don't tell me you don't know about the two friends who were at your most recent party. The politician's sons. Haven't you seen the videos? Everyone did. If you are really worried about your country, don't feed them, don't invite them to your parties, don't get on their yachts."

Moviegoers said they find a lot of reality in the humor. Arturo Lopez, who works in construction, said he has friends like the Nobles.

"Here, your social status depends completely on what you have," he said at an exclusive movie theater in high-end Polanco. "It's really ugly, but there are many people like that."

Maria Larios, a nurse, paid a third of the luxury theater's ticket price to see the same film in the middle-class neighborhood of Santa Maria La Ribera.

"This is real," Larios said. "There are people who are very picky and stuck-up. When the roles are reversed, it changes them, brings them down to earth."


#24829 Great Paint Job @ El Indio

Posted by KeyWestPirate on 24 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

I had my 1986 Ford F250 painted at El Indio in Tijuana last week  (OCT 2012) and was extremely pleased.

Bumpers removed,  new tail lights,  door jambs,  lots of extras and he detailed the interior at no extra charge!!  Just all in all a first rate job.

I couldn't get a pic to upload,  but you can email me if you want to see it.

Took about a week.  You can google El Indio Body Shop Tijuana for the address.

#24071 Denti Center

Posted by SoCASusie on 26 December 2011 - 04:12 PM

Hi, I'm new here. I'm planning on going to TJ to get some dental work done. I have read the doctor suggestions but am wondering if anyone has any experience at Denti center? I have dental insurance and they process insurance claims which is why they appeal to me over other options. I need root canals, crowns, implants and fillings. Basically a one stop shop.

Any thoughts or experiecnces are appreciated. I don't speak Spanish and would prefer to stay close to the border as my only experience in mexico was camping there 10years ago.  Thanks in advance!


Posted by bajaman on 04 October 2009 - 05:08 PM

I have been living in Baja for over 12 years now, and been to many bars, nite clubs, sports bar etc.
Yesturday, I stop by Mazatlan Bar, they are the best bar in baja I must say  tongue.gif  I felt like I was in Cheers, everyone was having a great time, drinking, playing pool, theirs 4 pool tables.
They offer a full bar, all kinds of Tequila, and wine from the local valle de Guadalupe,  theirs a computerized juke box with great music, it"s safe, fun, and one the main road to Ensenada.
Mazatlan Sports Bar is on Km 54 on the free road to Ens., between Puerto Nuevo and La Mission
See you their laugh.gif

#28557 intro moving to Chapultepec end of year

Posted by Rubiobello on 21 November 2013 - 05:28 PM

Hello me and my wife are moving to TJ Chapultepec end of year.  From time to time i hope i can help with those moving to tj. It's definitely not easy if you don't know the language.

#24953 Prescription meds for cheap

Posted by William Ortiz on 07 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

We are relatively new, my name is William Ortiz, I am the owner of Mirvel Pharmacy in Tijuana.I worked as a pharmacist in diferent companies for the past 12 years, and now I´m starting a new chapter in my life as the owner of one small pharmacy that God willing will become stronger every day.
Here in Tijuana Pharmacy you will find almost any type of medicine you are searching for. You can add me or email me(tijuanapharmacy@gmail.com) for more info.
God bless you all and thanks for stoping