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Archive for May, 2015

Tijuana Airport Bridge

 The long awaited bridge to walk from parking in the US to the Tijuana airport has been built. It is expected that the customs and immigration facilities will open by the end of 2015. The enclosed bridge is 390 feet long and has divided north/south corridors. Ticketed passengers will be able to walk across between the United States and Mexico, avoiding lines at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry.

The bridge was built using private funds and cost an estimated $120-million USD. The developer, Otay Tijuana Venture, LLC, is calling the project “Cross Border Xpress.”  A fee for using the bridge has not been released but previous estimates run as low as $13 USD up to $20 USD, per passenger.

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Baja Pride Events

Ensenada
June 20

Tijuana
June 27 

Mexicali
September 19

More information to come!

See past event photos from BajaAdvisor

Artisinal Beer Expo – Tijuana

Expo Cerveza Artesanal
Date: May 29 & 30, 2015
Time: 2:00p – 11:00p
Cost: $200 MN
Corner of Sánchez Taboada and Independencia / 10th
Zona Rio – across from Mercado Hidalgo
Tijuana and regional microbreweries will be represented along with some international brands as well.  Food trucks and local restaurants will be onsite as well.
 
The location is very close to Plaza Rio and is a short taxi ride from the San Ysidro / San Diego border crossing.
 
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Día del Borracho!

Photos and articles – Marcha contra el homofobia

News articles about the Marcha contra Homofobia

http://jornadabc.mx/tijuana/16-05-2015/marcha-comunidad-lgbt-contra-la-homofobia-en-tijuana
Tijuana
 

International Day Against Homophobia

Each year community leaders and activists join in the march against homophobia.
The Tijuana march will take place on Sunday May 17, beginning at Second and Negrete (see map below).

On May 15-17 a community engagement and educational event will be held at the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMAC) at the corner of 2nd (Benito Juárez) and Constitución in Zona Centro. The program will include live music and a short film.

Topics for discussion include:
 – Struggles against homophobia
 – Advances in Mexico
 – Cultural activism

Keep Tijuana Tasty

For some time Tijuana has been a growing influence in the gastronomy scene. See the post from June 2014 as a reminder of the many visits by Anthony Bordain to take in the Tijuana food scene.

Now you can get some of the best food in the city next time you go shopping or see a movie. FoodGarden Market is now open at the south end of Plaza Rio near Caliente and under Cinépolis. The entrance is from the parking lot and is easy to miss.

Vendors have an array of fresh foods, drinks, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, nuts and cheeses. 

 

 

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