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After seeing Elias' no stress view, I decided to post the other side of the busiest border crossing in the world. This is the Mexican side of the border between Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) and San Diego (California, USA). Here the cars queue for hours, because they are many and because this days the US authorities have a very strict control of entry. Other option is crossing by foot, but you get long queues also. The faster option is by bicycle. At some point the bikers enter the pedestrians lanes but they have priority over people without bike. The inadvisable option to enter the US is to follow the border fence towards the Pacif Ocean and swimming a little around it. In any case, especially the last one, beware of the US Border Patrol and the coyotes.
While the drivers wait, there are sellers offering many things, at some stalls and right in the middle of the highway lanes.
In workshop I post another view and more details of the sellers.
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See also my other photos of this theme:
USA-Mexico: Border & Immigrants.
Update: According to José (calimex), please notice "the guy at the bottom selling "tejuino," a concoction that is designed to keep you alert -- and awake -- in this numbing traffic congestion."
Para os portugueses da zona de Lisboa: isto não é o garrafão da Ponte 25 de Abril nem o IC19. É pior. Por incrível que pareça, há pior. É a fronteira mais movimentada do mundo, entre Tijuana (Baja Califórnia, México) e San Diego (Califórnia, Estados Unidos da América). Quem quiser evitar estas bichas, pode tentar saltar a barreira ou ir a nado, mas tenha cuidado com a polícia da Border Patrol que tem a fronteira bem vigiada. Cuidado também com as "ajudas" dos coyotes (traficantes de pessoas), que podem sair caras.
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Vê também as minhas outras fotos deste tema: USA-Mexico: Border & Immigrants.

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