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Entry 4: Tecate? Damn straight!

USA | Thursday, 26 December 2013 | Views [404] | Comments [1]

In the spirit of internationally traveling reindeer and out of the necessity of cash, I once again crossed the border at Mexicali on Christmas Eve, reentered the US and retrieved a sparkly new but temporary ATM card. She’s classy but not quite a jewel - her luster only lasts 30 days.

Being on a first name basis with all the guards at both border crossings in Mexicali, I figured that it was high time to try out a different place to change countries. I woke the day after Xmas and headed west in route to Tecate. Picture in your head Michelle Kwan gracefully gliding across Olympic ice and holding a perfect pirouette. Now picture me riding my motorcycle across the border at Tecate with Michelle Kwan standing on the back and holding that same Gold medal form. Yep, that pretty much sums up my border crossing at Tecate. Swoosh!

Border crossings aside, I really like Tecate. The vibe is chill, the folks are super nice and I had to lay down for about an hour after gorging down on a bunch of delicious tacos de asada. After my little siesta, I sauntered down to a local bookstore to pick up a notepad and ended up rapping with the proprietor for about an hour and a half (in Spanish) and wouldn’t you know it, worked up an appetite for more tacos.  I suppose that one could say that my overnight visit to Tecate consisted of eating, talking and sleeping.

 

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Good choice on crossing at Tecate! We came in through Mexicali the first time too and it wasn't nearly as fun.

  Gary Dec 29, 2013 1:01 AM

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