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    Posted January 28, 2014 by
    kmdl23
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    Tijuana...The Food, The Graffiti, and the Border

     
    To many living in Southern California, the border takes on many different faces... To some, it’s a gateway to home, to work, weekend entertainment, tequila, tacos, and sombreros (and every other Mexican cliche you could imagine)... To others, it’s where you simultaneously lose your civil and human rights, a dead end, or to a place that may as well be a piece of hell.

    On this recent trip, I had made some friends that were willing to show me the real Tijuana. We walked through Revolution, and Zona Norte to sample food from various vendors as we admired the graffiti on shop doors. One of the vendors would work only two nights a week between 2:00am and 4:00am offering some of the best sea food soups i had ever had in my life. we would also go to various other restaurants in the near-by neighborhoods. I was also present for The Days of the Dead to sample the pan Muerte.

    Driving through the city and seeing the border, it was so bizarre to think how different two worlds could be, so close to each other, and separated by only a fence.

    (The tent village featured in one of the photo's has since been re-located to the adjacent city of Tecate.)

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