hunter16 posted a topic in Trip Reports,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.
Haus posted a topic in Introduce Yourself,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.
hunter16 posted a topic in Trip Reports,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.
Reuben posted a topic in USA-Mexico Border Crossing,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
Explorer posted a topic in General Discussion about Tijuana,Stop me if this thread already exists somewhere:
So, what happened to:
La famosa Tanya
Gloria de Mazatlan
Ana Maria (she was 40 when Bill Clinton was President)
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?
tomjackin posted a topic in Other Destinations in Mexico,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!
organicAlo posted a topic in Trip Reports,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
Reuben posted a topic in Translations,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.