Thursday, October 25, 2007

Driving To El Golfo Mexico | Mexican Road Sign Transtlations

El Golfo Tour Guide

Traveling to a new destination for the first time is always an adventure. But... it's always nice when some kind person warns you of a few things that you should be looking for on the road.

Like a dangerous curve. The road to El Golfo, Mexico is pretty straight forward. First you drive through farm land and then a few towns and pretty soon you hit desert. Straight, flat roads with very few variations.

But... you know you are close to the end of your journey when you see this sign:

Peligrosa means Dangerous in Spanish and Curva... means Curve.

And then you barrel down and curve to the right and then left, just as if you are on a roller coaster. It isn't really all that bad, if you know it's their. You can see the many crosses on both sides of the road that are a sign that many didn't pay attention to the sign.

The many times I have traveled this road, it has never been at night. This curve and drop is not lit, nor do any of the signs have reflector tape. Please be careful and drive this road with caution.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Rosarito Mexico | The Road Less Traveled

Opps, we did it again! Yes, we traveled to Rosarito, Mexico again in October. I guess we can't get enough of the beach life, and it is so cheap compaired to San Diego.

When I say travel, it's really just a hop, skip and a jump to Rosarito. We left Yuma, AZ at 8 a.m. and arrived in San Diego at 10:30 a.m. Then after a nice breakfast we hit the road through Tijuana and made it to our Condo rental by 11:35 a.m.

One of the things you must adjust to when traveling to small towns in Mexico, is that most of the town is not "touristy". It isn't filled with lush landscaping and clean cobblestone streets. On this last trip, I took some photos of things that make the area a very cool adventure.

I know that the food is good, everywhere. And... the resorts are gorgeous. But, I wanted to show you a bit of what makes the area so interesting. I think the native residents in Rosarito must all be artists.

Carved Sign Over Entrance To The Lobster House

Little Garden Paradise

Stamped Sidewalk...