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How to Travel from Tijuana to Mexicali by Bus and Car

Traveling from Tijuana to Mexicali is pretty straightforward. The two cities sit 115 miles apart (185 km). Travel time is about 2.5-3.5 hours. This guide explains how to travel from Tijuana to Mexicali, step-by-step.  There are two ways to make this trip. You can take the bus or you can drive yourself. It is also …

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The Mexico FMM Tourist Permit Explained

Mexico offers visa-free entry to those who hold passports from countries on its no visa required list. Instead of a visa, tourists must obtain an FMM tourist permit (Forma Migratoria Múltiple). This guide answers frequently asked questions about the FMM tourist permit. I’ll explain what the FMM is, how to get it, how much it …

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How to Travel from Tijuana to Ensenada By Bus and Car

Traveling from Tijuana to Ensenada is pretty straightforward. The two cities sit just 65 miles apart. They are connected with two well-maintained highways. This guide explains how to travel from Tijuana to Ensenada, step-by-step. There are two ways to make this trip. You can take the bus or you can drive. In the first section …

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How to Travel from Tijuana to Rosarito by Bus, Taxi, or Car

Traveling from Tijuana to Rosarito is pretty quick and easy. The cities sit just 14 miles (22 km) apart. Travel time averages around 35 minutes. This guide outlines, step-by-step, how to travel from Tijuana to Rosarito. There are four ways to make this trip. You can drive, take a taxi, take public transportation, or take …

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The Best Places to Retire in Mexico

With over 1.5 million retirees, ex-pats, and digital nomads, Mexico is the most popular destination for Americans and Canadians who want to live abroad. The country offers a low cost of living, excellent climate, world-class cuisine, easy visas and accessibility, and a high quality of life. This guide outlines 34 of the best places to …

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Tijuana Police Corruption: How to Avoid Paying Bribes

Tijuana police corruption has been a serious problem for decades. It is not uncommon for a Tijuana police officer to stop tourists and demand that they pay a bribe or ‘mordida’ in Spanish. This can happen while you’re driving around town or simply walking down the street. In this guide, I outline Tijuana police corruption …

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