I was trying to decide between a couple of different itineraries for this trip and while I was looking online I found that around half of all the comments about Tijuana were along the lines of “Don’t go, it’s a shithole.”
Regardless, Tijuana is where I am, hopefully not being shot at, mugged, kidnapped, scammed or any of the other bad things that apparently happen here. Frankly I don’t think it’s going to be that bad, you need to experience these things once in your lifetime and it seemed a shame not to visit when I’m so close and it’s on my way (kind of) to where I’m going next. Plus it gives me the chance to cross an international border on foot, which I don’t think I’ve done before.
What to do in Tijuana? I’ve no idea. I’m barely here for 24 hours so I think I’ll just wander around, see what the place is like and try not to look too much like a tourist. I’m spending the next few weeks in Mexico so it’ll be interesting to see the comparison between the tourist trap places like Tijuana and the more off the beaten track parts of the country.