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Old 02-24-2009   #46 (permalink)
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Thanks gdone!...I have so much more to say...but sometimes I donīt know how to translate correctly...and fear I will not be understood.

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I don't think I ever realized English wasn't your first language before now. So you must be translating pretty well!
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Thanks gdone!...I have so much more to say...but sometimes I donīt know how to translate correctly...and fear I will not be understood.

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This gringo who knows only un poco Espaņol understood you well. Gracias for your information. We can't wait to get south of the border again!
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(please pardon me if my grammar is not great)...hope I donīt get lost in translation...and explain myself corectly.
my two cents:

I am Mexican, and live 1 hour south of Tijuana in Ensenada, Baja California.


Hope I donīt offend anybody ok: thereīs high demmand for DRUGS in the USA (A LOT OF MONEY), if there wasnīt The drug-cartels would not be fighting over who gets that territory. Donīt get me wrong I am totally against drugs, and if we want all this to stop it has to start at home with our kids and with ourselves.
Please continue visiting Beautiful Mexico...thereīs nothing to be afraid of....really amigos...We who have the pleasure of living here will welcome you with open arms!
You are so right. Just one small example: in the upper middle class suburban school in Bucks County PA where my friend works they are now having to do random drug tests, the problem has gotten so bad. The students have a lot of money to spend and they are buying drugs. And not just pot, but coke and heroin. That's one of the worst things about our war in Afghanistan. We have again lost control of the war lords and they are growing opium to buy guns. It's all part of a sick cycle.

This is a world-wide problem: we will all have to be part of the solution.

And I agree too that Mexico is safe and beautiful and your people have always welcomed me. Some day I hope to live there!
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My husband and I both work for DOD and this travel advisory was circulated through our office last week. We both chuckled when we read it (clearly, we know the threat is quite low in PDC) because nothing will stop our vacation in 4 weeks. As a matter of fact, the drug cartel better stay out of my way because this is a long overdue vacation and I'll take anyone down who stands in the way of my happiness and relaxation
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Give ensenada a try!

Ensenada - So Much to do! Baja California Mexico, The Official Website of the Ensenada Toursm Board

SALUDOS A TODOS MIS AMIGOS DE PLAY.INFO
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(please pardon me if my grammar is not great)...hope I donīt get lost in translation...and explain myself corectly.
my two cents:

I am Mexican, and live 1 hour south of Tijuana in Ensenada, Baja California.
So you can say Iīve been near the action.
Last year the drug-related homicides in Tijuana went thru the roof, the coroner did not have enough space to put all the "NARCOs" (drug-trafficer) that were killed, Everyday you watched the news one or more Homicides have been commited between rival cartels, they were fighting some type of drug war over who gets to rule.
My Family and I did stop going to Tijuana, and even San Diego, CA (YOu have to go thru tijuana to visit San Diego)..We love San DIEGO!!
It seems the violence has gone down quite a bit since the year started, and it is NOT targeted to tourists. As another person said....Mexico is a Big country and the "UNSAFE" part was in the North thatīs correct, certainly itīs scary for anybody mexican or not, but as all of us well know, the news always highlights the really BAD stuff, and make us believe itīs far worse.
The sad thing is Ensenada where we live has been totally affected by this...Our income is 90% Tourisim related..(personally we are suffering the worst crisis since the one in the 90īs). My dad is offering his 33 year old restaurant for sale.
Ensenada is one of the safest places to live..I love it here, born and raised.
we have beaches, mountains, Wine country..close to the border etc. PLEASE VISIT US!!

Hope I donīt offend anybody ok: thereīs high demmand for DRUGS in the USA (A LOT OF MONEY), if there wasnīt The drug-cartels would not be fighting over who gets that territory. Donīt get me wrong I am totally against drugs, and if we want all this to stop it has to start at home with our kids and with ourselves.
The demmand for drugs is THERE....and will continue like this if we donīt educate our kids, and the goverment invested more money on anti drug

So to sum things up...Please continue visiting Beautiful Mexico...thereīs nothing to be afraid of....really amigos...We who have the pleasure of living here will welcome you with open arms!
I grew up in San Diego. I loved going to Ensenada! Beautiful beaches. And people.
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I grew up in San Diego. I loved going to Ensenada! Beautiful beaches. And people.
Great! so You know what iīm talking about...Itīs definetly not PLAYA...but it is a great place to live and visit.
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Great! so You know what iīm talking about...Itīs definetly not PLAYA...but it is a great place to live and visit.
Yes I am familiar with TJ, Ensenada, San Felipe. I have not been there in many years, but I went frequently when I lived there.
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Yes I am familiar with TJ, Ensenada, San Felipe. I have not been there in many years, but I went frequently when I lived there.
Like a Sunday in TJ,
That it's cheap but it's not free,
That I'm not what I used to be...


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Wow! To wit -- from The Australian (tagline: "Online Newspaper of the Year"), I just saw this:

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Baby hurt in Mardi Gras shooting in New Orleans
February 25, 2009

A BABY is among five people injured in a shooting during the closing stages of a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

The shooting happened on a section of the Rex parade's route shortly after the last of the floats had passed by, the Associated Press reported.

Police said two suspects were in custody and three weapons allegedly used in the incident were seized.

Police said the baby was grazed by a bullet but was not seriously hurt.

Four other people were in hospital.
I shudder to think not only of the poor baby and family, but also what the reaction would be in the US along the lines we've been talking about, if something like that happened in the RM during Carnaval (or any other time!)...

Edit: Telling commentary on the same incident from another link on it that I just found:

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Dr. Jim Parry, 41, a surgeon who was with a gathering of doctors near the shooting site, ran over to tend to one man who he said had been shot in the abdomen. "He kept asking me, 'Was I shot? Was I shot?'"

Paramedics arrived and took over for the Air Force reservist.

"I'm off to Afghanistan this summer. Damn, this is more dangerous than Afghanistan," Parry said.
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Yes I am familiar with TJ, Ensenada, San Felipe. I have not been there in many years, but I went frequently when I lived there.
We did a car trip down that way about ten twelve years back. Bahia De San Fransquito was incredible,four mile long crescent beach all to ourselves.The best fishing of my life. All the people of Baja were friendly and helpful.
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We did a car trip down that way about ten twelve years back. Bahia De San Fransquito was incredible,four mile long crescent beach all to ourselves.The best fishing of my life. All the people of Baja were friendly and helpful.
Upper Baja is much overlooked and under rated as a place to visit.
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Upper Baja is much overlooked and under rated as a place to visit.
In one day you can visit the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific ocean 1500 miles apart by sea, but only 30 by land. One is in the mid 70's and the other the 50's. Completely different worlds.

Will beat the hell out of your car though.
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The dean of 3 Arizona universities has issued travel warnings to students. It is targeted at the border towns. AZ is close and many spring breakers drive there.
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So anyone who posts here that has not had a mugging, robbery, theft, rape, assault or drug crime in the town they live in please let us know where you live.
Life happens no matter where you live. There are a few places in our town I would not walk alone at night without a gun, and even then I would probably be out gunned.
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