7th to 10th Dec 2016 was my first trip to Mexico. I crossed the border San Ysidro / Tijuana. Even everyone can read on the Internet (especially on the site of the US embassy), how dangerous Tijuana is, other travellers I met and I did feel safe. The Mexicans, of course, take their chance making money of tourists, but that you have everywhere in the world. A good thing: A “no” usually is a “no”, if a businessman anyway tries to get you in his shop, just continue with saying “no” until he believes you. The best thing I realised is: I have not seen any children begging and no beggars are coming and grab you.
Reed more about my time in Tijuana by clicking the link.
13th Jan 2018 I was back in Mexico and started, where I stopped last time: In Tijuana. This time I was hitchhiking the Baja California and Baja California Sur down to La Paz. From La Paz I was going by ferry to Topolobambo, Sinaloa and continuing by taxi to Los Mochis. Before going throughout the Copper Canyon I made a detour to Hermosillo, Sonora. By travelling by train, with the well-known “El Chepe”, I crossed the Barranca de Cobre (Copper Canyon). About my related adventure, you can read on the site “El Chepe“. Part of the area around the Barranca de Cobre belongs to Chihuahua. The next states I visited were Coahuila, Nueva Leon and Tamaulipas, where I finally reached the Gulf of Mexico. On my way further South I visited the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche and Yucatan until I finally arrived in Quintana Roo. Anyway I am eager to see more of Mexico, but I have to leave the country to return for 180 new days to stay.
You can find my itinerary and about my experiences by respective link.