Tijuana has a bad reputation that, sure, it partly deserves. Bars, brothels and strip clubs are brazenly frequented, and prescription meds and drugs loudly advertised. Hawkers brashly proclaim to ‘have it’ (no matter what you might be looking for), and if they don’t, they know someone who does.
Yet the town on the ‘most crossed border in the world’ remains a remarkably friendly jungle, a fascinating, vibrant cocktail of cultures that’s fun for people-watching even if you’re not planning on participating. A stroll on La Revo is required, and the touts can be answered with a firm but friendly ‘no.’
Last updated: Jan 18, 2011