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Baja border crossing

Postby mota » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:46 pm

Has anyone had problems crossing the border at TJ? During daylight? We're crossing on the 27th and trying to decide if Tecate would be any better. On our way to stay with Bruce @ La Ventana.

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Re: Baja border crossing

Postby adamrod » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:26 pm

we crossed at around 6 am into mex and it was a breeze....i think going the other direction is when it gets really messy
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Re: Baja border crossing

Postby Greg » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:37 pm

we had no problem, drive the suggested speed limit.
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Re: Baja border crossing

Postby EvanOR » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:24 pm

Going in is a piece of cake, it's coming out that can takes ages....if you really don't like sitting in traffic cross at Tecate on the way back, but it does add a fair amount of time to the drive. You can also try the truck crossing (San Ysidro) which is East of TJ. It's often faster but it can be hard to find if you are doing it for the first time in the dark and don't know how to read Spanish...

Remember that you are supposed to get Tourist Cards to go that far south. Last time I did the drive (two years ago) we got them almost immediately after the TJ gate. Pull over in the parking spots to the right and ask someone - it is not marked and can be hard to find.
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Re: Baja border crossing

Postby mota » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:12 pm

Alright Guys, thanks for the update. Merry Christmas I'll see you all on New Years.

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Re: Baja border crossing

Postby gnukid » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:22 pm

If necessary plan on fighting your way through, it doesn't matter what happens as long as you arrive. Its pretty hardcore in San Ignacio and Santa Rosalia and going off the last monthin Ventana Libre with good wind and waves-bro. Bruce makes pizza-mmmm.
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