My cap didn’t like the climbing the wall through trees yesterday :/ Quite dirty, and broken again. And the new shoes look the same. Drinking is dangerous! Don’t do it at home. Carmen was nice
My cap didn’t like the climbing the wall through trees yesterday :/ Quite dirty, and broken again. And the new shoes look the same. Drinking is dangerous! Don’t do it at home.
Carmen was nice enough to drive me to the USA border!
I tried to spend my last coins on something juicy … but couldn’t afford a tortilla or anything, so here I’m leaving Mexico with a cheesecake! So random.
Then we got to queue for quite some minutes. Long, long queue. You were not supposed to take photos though … but I had to take a picture of The Wall! On the left, Mexico, on the right, USA. You can for example spot the super-USAian shop of H&M right there. Apparently, many Mexicans go over the border just to shop cheaply. I don’t really understand the reasoning, as I personally find Mexico a lot cheaper … anyway, there’s the wall! And as we passed the wall, I had to answer some questions about my trip. Inside the building, I was interviewed by a guy who asked about my favourite Latin American country. I said “Brazil” and he said “OK, let me know your number two, and I really hope it’s the country where I come from, or you’re not entering the USA!” I said “Colombia” and he went like: “I’m from Ecuador! You’re not coming in.”.
But then he let me inside anyway. Mexicans with normal ID could enter without getting a stamp (as long as they’re close to the inner border), but I had to get to a special room to get stamped. In there, I was apparently the first one that day to enter through the Visa Waiver program, because they suddenly had a general education for all the staff about what to do, using my passport.
The 1 dollar bus from the border to the subway.
San Diego subway!
The old train station.
I bought a ticket to Ventura, northwest of LA, and then spent some time visiting the town.
I talked to the Jehova’s Witnesses. They were super-nice! Although I fled when talking about religion. I’m a third-generation atheist, and think that to reduce suffering, we need to take care about our planet, give money to people (such as givedirectly.org) and so on. But no, suffering will never “end”. There is always something that you want and cannot get! Personally, I’d love to have “several lives”. So I’d spend one of those life playing nothing but games 🙂
Oh my, 10 dollars for a six-pack of small “Bud Light”. Please, take me to Germany!
I love the house in the middle here. Such a nice upper part!
But why all these stairs on the outside? They have stronger fire regulations compared to Europe? Or just like a nice walk?
It’s like playing Hotel!
And then it was time for the train north! I’m the only one in my car :/ But, more and more people joined, so we were almost half-full when reaching Los Angeles.
The comfort! The most comfortable day ever.
Looking at sunset over the beach …
Then it got too dark to take pictures. But here I am in Ventura, being greeted by my friend Andrea!