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everything else[edit]

The Zona Norte includes the red light district, which need not be highlighted considering the site's policy on sex tourism information. However, the red light district and the main tourist district largely overlap. Do we want to locate the red light district so as to warn tourists about how easy it will be to accidentally stumble onto it if they don't know where it is? - Tim

And also, extreme budget tourists will find the cheapest hotels in this zone. These are reasonably safe, based on what I've read, and so mentioning them might be legitmately helpful to many travellers. But we can hardly recommend these places without explaining what they will be in the middle of if they choose to stay there.

So, I think the Project:Sex tourism policy isn't really about blackholing zonas rosas. The point is that it's not really gonna get us towards our goals to list the best houses in the zona rosa, who the best girls are, how to solicit a prostitute, what services to ask for, prices, times, etc.
I think if there's non-sex tourism information that can be given, even if it's in the zona rosa, that's not only acceptable but desirable. We're not prudes -- we're just not pimps. B-) --(WT-en) Evan 16:29, 21 Dec 2003 (PST)
(For the person who changed rosa to roja in above paragraphs: the name for a legal prostitution area in Mexico is zona rosa.) --(WT-en) Evan 10:18, 19 Sep 2005 (EDT)


I'm not sure Tijuana needs districts, what say? 2 of the 4 say in their intro that they're primarily residential... and I'm guessing not much of interest for the traveler. I think Tijuana could, even when it's guide/star quality, be contained on one page (WT-en) - Cacahuate 03:08, 21 February 2007 (EST)

answer to Disticts?[edit]

There are thousands of districts here in Tijuana. About fifty pertain to gringo tourists. It looks like Wikivoyage is only concerned with gringo tourists. (WT-en) -Que_me_vale 16:26, 24 February 2010 (WDT) —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) (talkcontribs)

Police in Tijuana[edit]

There is no problem with the police in Tijuana. When I visited the city for a week in 2003, I walked all over the town -- including the tourist-trap area and the infamous Zona Norte (North Zone) -- the red light district.

The police didn't bother me at all. The only people I had to watch out for were the wasted Gringos who cross the border to look for trouble.

Tijuanenses as a group are very nice people and the town is interesting and colourful especially if you get away from Revolucion Ave. Hop on local way to get around.

As long as you treat everyone with respect, you will get ahead. Maybe my experience is biased because I'm a native Spanish speaker, don't act or look like a loudmouth Gringo. (WT-en) StephanieNYC 16:35, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

There is a huge problem with police shake downs as people walk to the border crossing. It's common to be frisked and wallet searched, and to discover later that bills have been removed. —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) (talkcontribs) 1 May 2007

unnecesary changes[edit]

Someone named Dguilllame (or something similar) has been reverting changes made by real Tijuanenses who wish to make this entry accurate. We do not understand Dguillame's issues. The U.S. State Department has not issued a warning about Mexico, only an alert, for which we have identified the appropriate URL. Follow the URL and you will see that Mexico is not under a warning. The alerts are issued with a six-month limit, consequently the new one was confirmed two days ago.

Other edits that we have made, which Dguillame has reverted, have to to with the current state of Tijuana. Dguillame insists on showing businesses that have been closed for five years! WHY?

You ask for locals to help you in this effort and then you insult us. Do not look for more help. —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) (talkcontribs)

The state department warning says that the situation in Tijuana can resemble small unit combat, with automatic weapons, grenades, etc being used. I think the argument over whether this is an alert or a warning is a distraction, and very much on the sidelines of this issue. --(WT-en) inas 19:31, 24 February 2010 (EST)
Considering that the only previous edit I've made to this article in months was removing a section [1] that clearly did not comply with our external links policy, I really have no idea what you're going on about. Who's insulting who?
U.S. State Department terminology is that warnings are for long-term conditions, alerts are short-term. It is incorrect to say that alerts are "less serious" than a warning -- indeed, considering that alerts are generally related to specific dangers rather than broad trends, the reverse is more often true. -- (WT-en) D. Guillaime 19:48, 24 February 2010 (EST)

Heavily biased article[edit]

This article is heavily biased and includes a lot of dubious information. Makes the reader imagine the city as a true battlefield, which it isn't. The "tips" given are also general knowledge which can be used when visiting unsafe places in ANY city, so why include them here? Makes it seem like locals are just looking for ways to steal, cheat and take advantage of tourists.

It's enough to compare this article to the one of any US city (like San Diego, or even a more insecure place) to know that there is bias, unneded information and a lot of subjective details. This does not have the likeness of a true Wikipedia article.

Will try to "fix" this mess.Please be responsible when including personal opinions, biased, uninformed or subjective information about any city.-- 16:31, 21 April 2010 (EDT)

If you still feel the same way, I hope you come back and improve the article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:03, 21 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Personal anecdote moved from article[edit]

Please feel free to extract useful info from this personal account and edit it for proper travel guide style:

From Reader, February 2013:
I spent 5 hours trying to get back from Tijuana to San Diego. February 17, 2013. Another trip in early January was 3-4 hours. The border guards at this checkpoint seem absolutely incompetent. I recommend going to Tecate instead and trying to return there.

Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:03, 21 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]