Tijuana, Part 5
Police paddy wagons tour the streets of Tijuana
looking for fares. They find them.
Some have said that the loud bangs to be heard
in the city are only celebratory fire crackers and yet inflammatory
and quite specious reports say that they are pitched gun battles
and armed robberies. Sometimes,
it's just people escaping from prison.
Efforts are being made to placate America tourists
who seem to be intent on causing emotional distress among the
Tijuana police community. Nearly a hundred TV
cameras have been installed at major tourist centers within
the city to record the scene 24 hours a day.
citizenry are upset but they don't have a 2nd Amendment right
to let them protect themselves.
The most dangerous place to drive your car in
Tijuana is near Avenida Revolucion and Avenida Constitucion and
Second and Third Streets. Over 60 percent of all accidents there
are rear-enders and that means you don’t have a chance.
If you are looking for drugs, this is the place
to be. Mr. Victor Clark, "a
Tijuana Human Rights Activist" assures us all that there
are over 20,000 tienditas in Tijuana -- that's 20,000
little stores each selling $10 packets of crystal methamphetamine.
In nearly all the bars in Tijuana there are
what are called “ficheras” who are girls employed
only to get you to spend money on them. If you enjoy spending
$10 every fifteen minutes on someone who does not speak English
and with whom you will get no farther than a quick whack in the
head out in a back alley then this is your kind of tourism.
In Tijuana's Zona Rosa, things are really different.
Along these romantic lanes are the many street walkers and “clubs”
waiting for the eager. The “clubs” include the Molino
Rojo, Chicago, and Adelitas. The interiors of these places include
a stage and most interior decoration is done in an off-red motif.
It may be of interest to know that many of the girls have learned
to welcome customers in Arabic.
If the girl is abrupt to you then you may not
get much for your money, later. The adventure will cost you $60
for the girl plus $15 for the hotel room. The girls can turn 20
customers a day and most of those customers will be carrying something
you really, really, really do not want but will certainly get.
Streetwalkers are also wandering around in this
area and they seem to stay near Constitucion and Callejon Coahuila
streets. They will be under the trees or leaning against the walls
just waiting for you. If you walk within arms reach of them they
will grab at you. The price for a street walker is $15 to $25
and that’s not for what you wanted and not for what you
will be getting. If you want them to remove clothing, then you
pay more. If you want to touch their breasts then you will pay
more. If you want to walk away without any (or all) of the five
most virulent STDs on earth then stay well north of the border.
And the tuberculosis you get here is often incurable.