Tijuana urban hikes

“Hanging in TJ” by Kinsee Morlan

I finally have a partner in crime. Derrik Chinn, nightlife editor over at Signon San Diego‘s Street site, has been blogging regularly about the entertainment/nightlife and generally positive side of Tijuana for the last year. Due to running in the same social circle, he is now just days away from being my upstairs neighbor in Tijuana’s Colonia Cacho.

Last Saturday, we went on the second of what I’m calling Tijuana urban hikes. If you’re a gringo, like Derrik and me, nearly every moment of the inner-city walks are picture perfect. The whole experience is so foreign and unique. I wish I’d brought a tape recorder and captured the sounds of the hundreds of barking dogs not used to seeing ambling pedestrians.

My camera lens is drawn to all kinds of things in Tijuana, but it’s the ingeniuty and resourcefulness in Tijuana’s architecture that I love most. Coming in close second are the colors and, as I’ve explained on this blog before, the texture that seem to be unique to northern Mexico.

The gates, too, are something we gringos aren’t used to. I saw butterfly wings, flower petals and even a vagina in some of the gates we came across that day.

Anyway, here are the rest of the pictures. Enjoy, and if you want to come on an urban hike with Derrik and me, just send an email to kinsee.morlan@gmail.com and we’ll work it out.

Click below to see the rest of the pics:


About Kinsee Morlan

Arts and web editor at San Diego CityBeat. Interested in art and the Tijuana/San Diego border.
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5 Responses to Tijuana urban hikes

  1. ChrisN says:

    Lovely photos. TJ looks good after the rain.

  2. Julio Sueco says:

    Just gorgeous, thank you for sharing.

  3. Derrik says:

    Where’s the one of me on the farm equipment?

  4. Ashley says:

    great photos… I love the fact that you are not afraid of mexico and see the beauty that is there. thanks.

  5. Nabi says:

    Modern mediocre, by Mexican standards. You really ought to get down to La Paz and the more beautiful south or at least into some of Mexico’s old colonial towns.

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