My trip to Tijuana, B.C.

deckmans-en-el-mogorMy Father who lives in Tijuana, invited me to come down to have lunch with him and the Family. I agreed, as I have Sentri (Trusted traveler) so I can get back to the U.S. easily and not take hours waiting at the border.

We were headed to the now famous wine country called “Valle de Guadalupe”. As I approached the border to enter into Mexico, I found myself at a complete stop, not knowing why until we had advanced a bit, that is when I noticed people standing between the vehicles with signs that read “No Peña, no mas gasolina” (Peña is the current President) in English it means no more gasoline. I wasn’t aware of the issue going on, since I don’t watch the news. The closer I got to entering Tijuana, I noticed hundreds of people roaming the street, with signs and flags, yelling their message. For the very first time I felt a bit of fear going to this Third world country, I used to call home.

Turns out the President had implemented a very high tax on gasoline, that will go up again in a month. Lots of gas stations were closed, and the ones that were open had very long lines of cars waiting.

After having a great meal in Valle, I came back across the border without incident. I did hear however that they had closed the border to enter Mexico do to the protesters and was featured on the news that day.

 

3 thoughts on “My trip to Tijuana, B.C.

  1. I enjoyed what i’ve read so far. I look forward to reading about your life’s journeys in the future. Well done rebeca! What a brilliant and therapeutic way to get in touch with yourself and the courage to share it with others. Love you girl and take me to TJ one of these days!
    Elisa

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