sampson posted a topic in TJ Fiestas & Trip Amigos,Many of you have been involved with this project over the last few years and even though it is July it is time to start thinking about this. Personally I like to throw a few dollars at this project over several months. Probably my biggest contribution is the Carmello Candy Canes that I get each year at Costco. Last year the price went down to like $159 pesos for a box of 12 and I over purchased but we used them all.
Anyway some of the folks have been finding like a close out on Teddy Bears or some doll and buying in volume which is great and very much appreciated.
Anyone who wants to donate (big or small) can contact Fotofreak for a pay pal e-mail address.
One think I am offering this year is football news letters each week for the price of $50 that you can send to Fotofreak and in turn I will e-mail these to you each week. The retail value of these newsletters is around $70 per week and well over $1000 for the year.
It seems like every year a few folks go with us on the 24th to visit the Zona and see the kids, and please believe you are welcome to participate even if you have never met any of us. It is a hard night to not be in a good mood and although I am beat at the end of the night, I sleep well knowing I contributed in a positive way to a neighborhood we all enjoy visiting.
Carlafan posted a topic in Restaurant Reviews,New tamale spot on Revo between 2nd and 3rd. Right next to Border Psycho. I knew they were building something there; this morning was the 1st time I had seen something there.
Same prices as Surtidor. Same selection. But that walk to Surtidor is treacherous for me, with all the drivers not giving a damn about you crossing the street. This will be easier and will make me mas gordo.
PS-why do tamale places have metal tables and seats? It seems they all have those.
fmojo posted a topic in Border Crossing,10. Let me get the one downfall out of the way. The cab ride cost to the Ticuan. It's $18. I usually just give the guy a twenty. If you walk down to Boulevard Bellas Artes, you can get a Libra(?) Cab for $15. Again, very difficult to find a place where an Uber can find you (unless your fluent probably) but if you can, Uber is about $6. The one positive is I've never had a problem getting an Uber back to Otay linea from the Ticuan and it's usually $5-$6 tops.
9. If I'm only meeting a friend for coffee at, let's say the Motel Otay, I usually take a cab there for $5 (if you can get an Uber, it's 38-43 pesos but most of them won't accept such a short trip) and I always walk back because again, Uber won't come because it's too short. They'll call you a cab if you want. The walk isn't bad, it takes about 20 minutes.
8. I find Otay to be much safer than San Ysidro. I park in a very secure lot for $10 for 24 hours and it's only about a block from the crossing.
7. I also find it to be much cleaner than San Ysidro. Most of the buildings look new. There's an IHOP, a bunch of other stores/ fast food places and a mini mall with a cambio (I got over 20 today! WOOOHOO!!!). And there's a 7-11 right there.
6. 80% of the ladies at the cambio are cuties.
5. It's never taken me more 5 minutes to get across going in.
4. It's never taken me more than 15 minutes (that was today) to get across coming back (Ready not Sentri).
3. On foot street traffic is minimal and I have yet to run into any undesirables.
2. The one time I had to fill out a Visa form, I flirted with the Border lady and got her to do it for me.
And, the number one reason I LOVE crossing at Otay...
They don't give a fuck! When I went in June, I had to have aforementioned Visa filled out. Ever since then (which has been about 5 or 6 trips), I first try to walk right in through the Mexican line. I don't think I look Mexican but I have dark features and am 58 so they probably don't care. If I do happened to get stopped, which has happened twice, I only had to pull out my old 7 day Visa pass from June and the expiration date is so faint they just glance at it and wave me through.
Reuben posted a topic in Music/TV/Movies/Books,Featuring more than 30 real-life sex stories from the men who fell in lust (and sometimes love!) with sex workers south of the border, Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the TJAmigos pulls back the velvet curtains of Tijuana's world-famous redlight district. Professor Zee and Doctor Jim combed through the archives of the now-closed TJAmigos website to bring you a collection of sexual adventures from Tijuana. The stories within these covers were written by the Amigos themselves and several stories also feature additional commentary from the other Amigos.
I thought it was love until she showed
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me and I noticed my contact name in her
phone was USA GRINGO #7. Ivanho
Tijuana used to be an escape, but it has now
become an anchor to my very tenuous grip
on reality. The sensations of excitement and
anticipation are always heightened by my
constant longing to return. Matiz
I went back to work afterwards because
I knew I could look everyone in the eye
and think to myself, "You didn't let your
trouser snake vomit on a chick's face today." CraigfromSD
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Haus posted a topic in Spanish Learning,I like to compliment chicas on their appearance, so learning Spanish vocabulary is helpful.
Here are some visual aids to TJ chica hairstyles. Pelo means Hair.
Straight = Lacio
Curly = Rizado or China
Short = Corto
Long = Largo
Wig = Peluca
Ponytail = Cola de caballo
Pigtails = Coletas
Braids = Trenzas
Add your own pics you’ve taken of TJ chicas hairstyles and the Spanish words.
PhordPhan posted a topic in Bars, Breweries, and Wineries ,The thread says wineries, so... Even though it's not in TJ proper.
Back in August I rented a room at the Don Tomas Vineyards, and decided to see a bit more of the VdG. I won't bore everybody with a long-ass narrative. Rocky the Flying Squirrel, and I, spent a couple of pleasant summer days hitting up various and sundry wineries and vineyards. I have a ton of pix, but it seems that Rocky's mug is in damn near every one of 'em. So, these are the culls.
I can heartily recommend a day, or two, or more, touring wine country. There is simply a shitload of little vineyards tucked into every nook and cranny up and down the valley. Some are excellent, some good, some only fair. I addition there are many nice places to eat, ranging from moderate to WTF expensive. (If you have a free afternoon, and the weather is good, I can recommend Corazon de Tierra). So, if you like wine and food, and like to learn about wine, and chat up folks who also like wine, then get off your ass and go.
The only complaint I had all weekend was that, as usual, too many gringos have fucked up a good thing, at least in some spots. A couple of the larger wineries think they're in Napa, and charge accordingly.