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    • Day Two; A more relaxed experience
      Writing this at 2am with again, Karoake blasting to my left and trance to my right. if you stay at Hotel Boutique, be sure it is a room above the number 8, or else you may be on the first floor and closer to the music. Seriously I don't think I'll sleep tonight unless I wank one out. If you want the short version and advice, skip to the end.

      This day, I slept in until about 10am and did some research in the hotel for locations to visit. I ended up going to Mullme, which is a pretty cool museum for collectors(ranging from Marvel to Coco cola cans) and Lucha Libre memorabilia. Admisson is abour three dollars US and its a good 30min-1hr visit. Everything is in spanish but the front desk receptionist spoke perfect English and was welcoming. After the visit, I stop in Casino Caliente and got a membership card but the Blackjack tables weren't going on so I left. I walked further down Revolucion and followed music and people into a Plaza that felt like a mini flea market. I ate here for about six dollars.

      Afterwards, I decided I wanted a massage. From this board, I decided to check out Balance Spa. It wasn't that hard to find as long as you look for a massage banner on the second floor. You walk down a corridor and take some stairs up to go there. Walking in, there was a pretty girl at the reception and an older "tia" type lady sitting down in nurse grabs. My primary purpose was to get a good massage so I requested the relaxtion for 90min for $40. I figured if the girl was right, I would make an attempt at extras. It was not meant to be- the tia was my masseuse. Her name was Lorena and she did not speak any English but her massage was amazing! It was probably one of the best I've ever had. She use to work in Puerto Vallarta for five years. It was full body with the exception of Jr. I tipped her $10 because she worked hard the full 90min. Nexr time I visit, I'll be more prepared to ask for a specific girl. Unfrotunately I did not see anyone else besides the receptionist and Lorena. What stands out about this spa is it's clean and modern for TJ- the table was comfortable and the rooms had a shower. 
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    • Lurkers, it's safe here
      Why you hiding? We know you're out there.


       

      There are some of you who've been on here nearly since the beginning, why don't you ever contribute?

      Some of us who share on this site will sometimes wonder why Lurkers are on here but not interacting.

      You don't need to Lurk anymore, there are so many different topics, haven't you found at least one thing to talk about?

       

      "If you see something, Say something"

       

      Please make your Virgin-post in this thread and help us understand you.

       


       
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    • Day One: It's been too long- rookie mistakes
      So I've had an amazing week attending a work convention that involved drinking throughout the whole week. After it was done noontime on Friday, I made my arrangements to stay at Hotel Boutique from Airbnb. For $40 a night on a weekend on one day noticed, it seemed like a steal- Cascadss was $75, Ticuan was $105. I don't travel to TJ often so althought I like to partake in the adult fun, I wanted to explore more of what TJ had to offer. This hotel was located right on La Sexta and Revolucion in the heart of downtown- as I write, I am listening to drunk Bohemian Rhapsody karaoke with the doots doots doots music in the background haha. (Ya this place is not for light sleepers.)

      So this time, I took advice from this forun and parked at the Park and Ride station and took the trolley down to TJ from station E Street. It is free to park and $2.50 for a one way ride to san ysidro. Previusly, I've always taken PED West so it was refreshing to take the East side and report that it was an smooth walk to cross and take a taxi. I made sure I took a Taxi Libre but made a rookie mistake and didn't ask what the guy was going to charge me. Because I wasn't going to Hong Kong, I was focus on getting the direction  right. I speak limited conversational spanish but built a good rapport on our way to La Sexta and Revolucion. He recommended a spot called La Menealo for dancing which I plan to check out tomorrow/Saturday night. He was also recommending I take a taxi and only Taxi Libres to be safe to get there. As a result, because I was still on a little buzz, I decided to give him a $20 which he was shocked and almost declined. I was glad I was able to make his day.

       

       

       

       
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    • Various routes southbound into MX closed on Oct 21 - 24 nights
      GSA announces closures overnight of freeways 5 and 805, alternating from Monday October 21st to Thursday October 24th

      San Ysidro, CA - The United States General Services Administration (GSA) has just announced that next week there will be night closures on Interstate 5 South in San Ysidro.

      Two will be the highways affected next week, the first is Interstate 5 south between State Route 905 and the gate border of San Ysidro, closing its lanes from 10 pm to 7 am, from October 21 to 22. Then Interstate 805 South will be closed between State Route 905 and the gate border of San Ysidro from 10 pm to 7 am, October 23 and 24

      The objective of these closures is to continue with the works of modernization and expansion project of the San Ysidro border gate.

      GSA will divert vehicular traffic to Highway 805 South through State Route 905 for the first two nights, and alternatively it will divert vehicle traffic to Highway 5 South through State Route 905 for the second two nights.

      The access ramp to Highway 5 south by Camino de La Plaza, will be closed during this same period of time.

      Therefore, travelers are advised to plan ahead for possible delays, monitor media and traffic reports, and observe traffic signs that announce changes in motorway patterns on affected roads.

      Southbound traffic through the Gate of San Ysidro to Mexico will remain open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the temporary deviation.

      SOUTHBOUND I-5 CLOSURE

      WHERE: Southbound I-5 between SR-905 and the San Ysidro LPOE and the Camino De La Plaza I-5 on-ramp.

      WHEN: From 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., nightly, on October 21 and 22, 2019.

      SOUTHBOUND I-805 CLOSURE

      WHERE: Southbound I-805 between SR-905 and the San Ysidro LPOE and the Camino De La Plaza I-5 on-ramp.

      WHEN: From 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., nightly, on October 23 and 24, 2019.

      For more information about the San Ysidro project, visit www.gsa.gov/sanysidrolpoe
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    • The Retired Mujeres Thread - Whatever Happened to ....?
      Stop me if this thread already exists somewhere:

      So, what happened to:

      La famosa Tanya

      La Perla

      Gloria de Mazatlan

      Ana Maria (she was 40 when Bill Clinton was President)

      SG Araceli

      Mi favorita Guillermina de el Fracasó (I saw her a couple of years ago, and she told me she was going home for good).

      Do they just disappear, or are they living with someone on this board?
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    • Three night romp in Monterrey!
      I've never been, had some days off, and the airfare was favorable.

      According to Wikipedia, "Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico and the capital of the state of Nuevo León. It is the commercial, industrial, educational, and transportation hub of northern Mexico, also third in economic importance after Mexico City and Mexico State. Although it is historically an industrial and commercial city (in fact most foreign visitors come for business purposes), tourists will be surprised at the wealth of cultural and entertainment attractions that the city has to offer."

      All of that sounded great, but I was mostly interested in the clubs and food. There were a butt-load of clubs listed and I wanted to try some of the local dishes as well. Thus, I just had to romp through the city!

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    • Overnight Trip Report 10/08
      Went down to TJ again with a coworker amigo, my 5th trip down. Parked at BSP again and it seems they have raised the rates, or shall I say reduced the parking times.  Instead of $9/12 hrs on weekdays it's $9/10 hrs.

      Got to HK at 2:30 and checked our bags in and grabbed a beer while we waited to check in at 3. 

      Check in was easy this time around, they asked right away if I had VIP, yes.  Got my double deluxe room #751, definitely a nice 3$ upgrade. 

      Before starting the party for the night, we grabbed lunch at this small cafe, Maiz.  We got some guac, my buddy got sopes de pollo, and I got the enchiladas de rojo y pollo.

      Back to Cascadas (after a quick stop at Oxxo for drinks/snacks) to freshen up and change before heading down.  From about 4-8 I was just hanging out and wasn't interested in arriba right away.  Earlier in the night I was hanging out at foam show and some civie was getting crazy with the foam girls, it was a helluva funny show.  At one point, she was on the stage with the chicas and they were putting shaving foam all over her.  I came from behind and started dropping dollar bills on the civie haha, I hope her older man wasn't upset about it, but whatever, it's TJ.  I  ran into about 5 chicas I've been with on previous trips all in one night, wasn't in the mood for any repeats though; I even seen my first BG in TJ from my first trip back in April, she has put on a lot of weight  
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    • Spanish phrases and sayings
      To find more, do a search on the internet for "refranes and dichos translated".
       
      A Dios rogando y con el mazo dando. Praying to God and hitting with the hammer. Covering all the bases. Doing everything necessary to ensure success. Or, as Baltasar Gracián quotes St. Ingnatius of Loyola, one should "Use human means as though divine ones didn't exist, and divine means as though human ones didn't exist."
       
      A juventud ociosa, vejez trabajosa. To leisurely youth, laborious old age. If you are lazy now, you will have to work harder later.
       
      A quien madruga, Dios le ayuda. Who rises early, God helps. God helps those who get started early.
       
      Acabándose el dinero, se termina la amistad. The money running out, the friendship ends. Describes those who are your "friends" only as long as you have money.
       
      Camarón que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente. Shrimp that sleeps, the current carries it away. If you don't stay alert to and act on opportunities, you will miss them.
       
      Como el apóstol 13, come y desaparece. Like the apostle 13, eats and leaves. Describes guests who come only for the food, or people who stay only for the part of the event that benefits them.

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    • Bigtyme
      Thanks gents! Great info. Reuben thanks for the tips on taking the bus there I read that thread in depth so think that would seem something I can easily figure out now   Phordphan, as for what I like, well I for sure love the TJ zona Norte scene and some good food, sportsbooks and drinks  obviously all those can be had in Tj   so I guess what I am looking for is the opposite  just a chill place, but you brought up a great point I didn’t even think to consider. Is the weather? Is it still beach doable? I’m a Midwest guy so anything above 40 is solid in my book  but I also don’t want to freeze my nuts off in 50 degree water.  It seems you both suggest Ensenada. But car almost a must have kinda changes things up severely. I’m in a short.  How much better is Rosarito than say just staying near playas and calling it a day? At least I can stay in TJ and have everything else close. If Rosarito won’t wow me I may just stay in TJ all together 
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      What do you like to do? That will give us a direction to take for recommendations. There isn't a whole lot to do in Rosarito, IMHO. The beach is OK, weather permitting. If you like the whole Papas & Beer/Senor Frog's vibe, then you'll enjoy it. Rocky the Flying Squirrel and I like Club Bombay because it has one of the best beach locations. But the prices are high, the service tends to be shit, and they may or may not return with your change. The tradeoff is sitting under a palapa quaffing cold beers and enjoying the afternoon. It's essentially a Gringo enclave, for better or worse. I think, for a weekend, that Ensenada is a better choice. But a car borderline must-have.
    • Reuben
      You can catch a yellow and white ruta on Madero y 3ta to Rosarito for about 35p.  There is also the ABC bus option for about $10.  This is a good post about it, though 100p to get to the terminal is ridiculous. https://stoutlaw.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/taking-the-abc-bus-from-tijuana-to-ensenda-in-2017/ If you come in thru PedWest, walk to the little plaza area right under the bridge past the HK limo area and the ABC terminal is there.  Buses come and go all day, probably every hour or so. @Don Pisto has a lot of experience in Rosarito and I'm sure he will add in some good info here about what to do and where to go.  If you want to go to Ensenada, use the ABC bus and stay at Hotel Santo Tomas if you want to stay somewhere very clean and inexpensive.  It's across the street from the malecon.  There are beachfront hotels also - try hotels.com to look for a few but HST is close to all the action in downtown.  
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      Next time then. Theres always another fight coming up to use as an excuse for a tj trip.
    • Bigtyme
      Hey Amigos! Been a while since my last visit to TJ. Way overdue and even tho I say that a lot I pulled the trigger and booked a Friday to Monday trip this weekend. It’s been a fucked up year for me so needing some distraction.    While I am no stranger to TJ itself and have been there several times over the years, I have not explored much else. This time I am determined to do more than just drink myself silly in the zona, sleep in, repeat...while that certainly is fun I am finding that I can’t hang at that capacity anymore. Lol. Nor do I want to. I want to feel refreshed and enjoy simple things. Good food, sights and relax.  So I have decided to look into staying or at least visiting Rosarito for a few days. I see there are Airbnb options near the beach. I really want to trade in the afternoon beer and shit food for a morning coffee and relaxing view (at least for a day or 2) then it’s the zona!!!  Anyways, looking for some guidance and help. I am trying to determine if I should get a car rental or just uber there. I love the flexibility of a car because I love to explore. Hell might end up in Ensenada. But I also know it’s a hassle and really don’t want to drive in unfamiliar territory and wouldn’t even know the best spot for a rental.  I am thinking spend the night in TJ, sat morning go to Rosarito til Monday morning then spend the night back in TJ before crossing back.  Long winded post but guess I’m just looking for some ideas/thoughts on best approach for this trip. Also some Rosarito must dos suggestions would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks amigos...looking to make life a little better
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