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Hi all, guys and I have read some ladies posts as well.

I just want to say thank  you for the contributions that make this site what it is. It’s way too easy to get lost in your stories. I am a rookie and look forward to seeing the turf you have been dominating all these years.

I’ll be heading down Sunday, the week of the NBA finals and hope to enjoy some of my passions  .. basketball, women, and food. 

Does anyone recommend some solid places to go to catch a game ? I’ll be solo.. so I’d rather not be watching in some hotel,  and will go to a bar but would prefer to head to one where people give a fuck about the game and I’m not watching alone. 

I have a passport card but it looks like I need a fmm still so I’ll be looking into getting that wrapped up ASAP. I was thinking to drive my car over, although someone posting about 7 hour (holiday weekend ??) border crossing was a little scary..renting a car might actually be more stress free as I saw some rates for around 22 a day including insurance; maybe that’s a wiser choice  than my gringo self  roaming around Mexico solo, with Arizona license plates. I’ll probably cross on Sunday, & return the following Sunday  or Monday.. I want to explore around other parts of Mexico. Possibly take a trip to Mexico City or fly to Campeche. Until I leave I will  be reading through the wealth of articles and experience  all night. 

Not big on talking about myself unless asked but a bit about me.. I’m in my earlier 30’s, old soul, heart of a fat kid with  a passion for food and culture of all kinds. Regarding women of course..the most beautiful women of all .. Hispanic women, with dark hair eyes, and chocolate 🍫 Hershey kiss areolas. Maybe with some milk to match. 
 

Cheers 🌮 🍺 🌶 🔥  

 

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You will probably have to watch with no volume.   One of the Casinos would be my recommendation. 

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Sounds like a great trip is planned!

The bar in the lobby of the Ticuan hotel likely will have thee game on with sound.

Have fun!  And don't forget to come back and tell us all about it.

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If this is one of your first trips down, I recommend parking on the US side and walking over.  Navigating Tijuana in a car can be stressful and difficult until you're familiar with how we drive down here and the roads.  If you've driven in Latin America before, then you might be okay but again, it's easier to use Uber and taxis to get around.

Get your FMM at the border rather than trying to get it beforehand.  There are a few threads on here about it.

How's your Spanish?  If it's not fluent, don't panic but do make sure you download and get familiar with Google Translate for your phone. 

@Sargon mentions the Ticuan lobby bar for the game.  There are usually a few folks in there watching various games and it's a nice laid back spot.  @sampson's suggestion of the casinos is also good but sound is an issue.  It's possible you can get them to turn it on for you though.

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5 hours ago, Sargon said:

The bar in the lobby of the Ticuan hotel likely will have thee game on with sound.

I agree, I happened to be staying at Ticuan during march madness, and they where showing the games,  there were a few fellas checking out the games......Good luck on your adventures, and don't leave us hanging like some others that post part 1 of a juicy TR and never return , leaving us with blue balls......:wtf1:

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They’ll most likely have the game on in BlackRoom Bar at Estadio Caliente with sound, especially since Liga MX and NFL aren’t active this time of year.  If you go for the Thursday Game 6, you can partake in all you can eat wings and beer for like $10 at BlackRoom Bar. 
 

Why do you want to drive into Mexico? Is there a specific reason? Uber/Taxi are your best bets if it’s your first time in TJ. And especially if you’re planning on being away a few days in Mexico City. You might want to lock up those plane tickets right now btw. Flights in Mexico are cheap unless you try to purchase the week of the trip. 

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HK, no sound

AB,(back area), no sound

Caliente casino, no sound (??)

Possibly Dolce Cabanna. Stopped by there during game 7 of ECF as I remembered they had big televisions... Unfortunately there was some important Mexican futbol match on so the bars were all showing that. Dolce cabanna had the sound from the game on playing through the entire bar, there was also zero chicas there and what looked like only a few meseros and off duty meseros hanging out watching the futbol. If it's slow and there isn't a popular futbol game on I'm sure you can ask them to put it on. Comfortable seating and big screens. Cannot tell you much else about the chicas or anything else though. 

Can probably find it somewhere on revolucion if you do not want to watch in the ZN. I've watched sporting events at Copeo. 

Edit:  if HK or AB, or really anywhere does not have it on, just ask someone to put it on. Tip them a few bucks or something. 

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17 hours ago, Pmtoam43 said:

Hi all, guys and I have read some ladies posts as well.

I just want to say thank  you for the contributions that make this site what it is. It’s way too easy to get lost in your stories. I am a rookie and look forward to seeing the turf you have been dominating all these years.

I’ll be heading down Sunday, the week of the NBA finals and hope to enjoy some of my passions  .. basketball, women, and food. 

Does anyone recommend some solid places to go to catch a game ? I’ll be solo.. so I’d rather not be watching in some hotel,  and will go to a bar but would prefer to head to one where people give a fuck about the game and I’m not watching alone. 

I have a passport card but it looks like I need a fmm still so I’ll be looking into getting that wrapped up ASAP. I was thinking to drive my car over, although someone posting about 7 hour (holiday weekend ??) border crossing was a little scary..renting a car might actually be more stress free as I saw some rates for around 22 a day including insurance; maybe that’s a wiser choice  than my gringo self  roaming around Mexico solo, with Arizona license plates. I’ll probably cross on Sunday, & return the following Sunday  or Monday.. I want to explore around other parts of Mexico. Possibly take a trip to Mexico City or fly to Campeche. Until I leave I will  be reading through the wealth of articles and experience  all night. 

Not big on talking about myself unless asked but a bit about me.. I’m in my earlier 30’s, old soul, heart of a fat kid with  a passion for food and culture of all kinds. Regarding women of course..the most beautiful women of all .. Hispanic women, with dark hair eyes, and chocolate 🍫 Hershey kiss areolas. Maybe with some milk to match. 
 

Cheers 🌮 🍺 🌶 🔥  

There's no reason to rent a car in Tijuana. You can get everywhere you want to go using Uber, DiDi, or a Taxi Libre. 

You want to be VERY careful in renting cars in Mexico in general. All of the major rental places exist, usually at the airports. They all advertise a teaser rate of some ridiculously low price. Then when you pick it up they hit you with a shitload of insurances. You must have liability insurance. But the default policy is often 750K pesos, which ain't much. So, Senor, you really don't want to be on the hook for something bad. You need THIS liability policy. And, Senor, if you have any car damage you'll have to pay for it immediately, and we don't accept your credit card insurance. And, Senor, if you break down in Mexico you'll get butt-raped by banditos. You really want our travel and roadside policy. And on, and on, and on, until the insurance is double or triple the teaser daily rate. Fuck those pendejos. Tambien, if you are not used to driving in TJ, your first trip is not the time to learn. Most of us who drive regularly had to sort of ease into it over a period of months or years. It ain't for the faint of heart.

Make plans to fly out of TIJ to wherever. Note that flight prices are UP, thanks in no small part to Brandon. So be prepared to pay a lot more for a flight to MEX than you would have earlier in the year.

 

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Thanks for the insight I will not be bringing a car or renting one.  Plan is to leave out from TJ to either Puebla, or Mexico City and use the  bus to get between the two. Now I am debating on wether to start the week with two nights in TJ or to wrap up the trip there.. 
@shawnmjis the wing deal every Thursday ? It won’t be game 6 but I’m there.. they called me wing king for a short time back in high school. 

Anyone done the bus before? I hear it’s about 2 hours (Pueblo to Mexico City)

 

I wonder is if I should use a duffle in comparison to a carry on style suitcase, I planned  to grab one with a lock on it in case I stay at a hostel for a night or two . Not that I don’t doubt that anyone who really wanted to break the lock could, but I’ll feel better. 

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17 hours ago, PhordPhan said:

 

Make plans to fly out of TIJ to wherever. Note that flight prices are UP, thanks in no small part to Brandon. So be prepared to pay a lot more for a flight to MEX than you would have earlier in the year.

Flight prices seem the same to me this year as they were two years ago when flying from TJ. Still less than $100 RT as long as you don’t wait last minute. I fly somewhere at least once a month from TJ, went to MEX two weeks ago. Curious tho, why do you think USA’s president has anything to do with Mexican aviation?

16 hours ago, Pmtoam43 said:


@shawnmjis the wing deal every Thursday ? 

Yes

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