Do you like tequila, tacos, and fun? Congratulations! You must be a human. Are you also a human residing in America who's curious about crossing the border into Tijuana to experience said tequila, tacos, and fun? Well, you'll want to read this before you go.
1. Ease up on the gringo stereotypes
Nobody’s interested in hearing red light district, donkey, or cartel jokes. They were in poor taste then, and they’re even worse now, considering the city has changed a lot (and gringos were responsible for the goings-on of much of Tijuana’s seedier side, anyway).
2. While you’re dialing back, consider cooling it on the Trump jokes, too
Nobody’s a fan in Tijuana, but they’re also sick of Americans asking them questions like “How they feel about Donald Trump” or “Do you guys hate Americans now?” No. Stop it. Many people in Tijuana are rightly nervous about immigration and NAFTA, yes, but they’re mostly just happy Trump’s not their president. And besides, Mexico has a lot of other problems to deal with.
3. This is good safety advice for hanging out in any foreign country:
Don’t do things you’re not supposed to be doing (drugs/alcohol), where you’re not supposed to be doing them (on the street), when you’re not supposed to be doing them (ever), and you should be just fine.