Howdy folks. Despite visiting PVR and DF for weeks at a time and Months visiting Argentina, Israel, Shanghai, Italy, this will be my first TJ visit. There is a part of me that says the police corruption / street level crime is exaggerated. I strive to blend in, and am pretty low key and street smart.
But there is a part of me that thinks I am nuts to spend New Years Eve in TJ. I am booked at a Hotel in the Zona del Rio. I am a gay man and would prefer a chill LOCALS gay bar, but I am realistic and can have fun in any straight or gay bar around the world. Suggestions?
Also, I've done wine regions in Cali, Italy, Israel and Argentina and would REALLY like to visit Valle de Guadalupe but truly do not want to rent a car or drive in the border region. Are there local tours or is public transportation an option. I am completely experienced sharing Mexican busses with livestock et. al and all the crazy possibilities.