Tijuana Straits by Kem NunnFrom Kem Nunn, the National Book Award-nominated author of Tapping the Source and The Dogs of Winter, comes an exquisitely written tale of loss and redemption. Nunn renders the dangerous beaches and waters of Californias borderland as only the critically acclaimed poet laureate of surf noir can, and Tijuana Straits confirms his reputation as a master of suspense and a novelist of the first rank.
When Fahey, once a great surfer, now a reclusive ex-con, meets Magdalena, she is running from a pack of wild dogs along the ragged wasteland where California and Mexico meet the Pacific Ocean -- a spot once known to the men who rode its giant waves as the Tijuana Straits. Magdalena has barely survived an attack that forced her to flee Tijuana, and Fahey takes her in. That he is willing to do so runs contrary to his every instinct, for Fahey is done with the world, seeking little more than solitude from this all-but-forgotten corner of the Golden State. Nor is Fahey a stranger to the lawless ways of the border. He worries that in sheltering this woman he may not only be inviting further entanglements but may be placing them both at risk. In this, he is not wrong.
An environmental activist, Magdalena has become engaged in the struggle for the health and rights of the thousands of peasants streaming from Mexicos enervated heartland to work in the maquilladoras -- the foreign-owned factories that line her countrys border, polluting its air and fouling its rivers. It is a risky contest. Danger can come from many directions, from government officials paid to preserve the status quo to thugs hired to intimidate reformers.
As Magdalena and Fahey become closer, Magdalena tries to discover who is out to get her, attempting to reconstruct the events that delivered her, battered and confused, into Faheys strange yet oddly seductive world. She examines every lead, never guessing the truth. For into this no-mans-land between two countries comes a trio of killers led by Armando Santoya, a man beset by personal tragedy, an aberration born of the very conditions Magdalena has dedicated her life to fight against, yet who in the throes of his own drug-fueled confusions has marked her for death. And so will Fahey be put to the test, in a final duel on the beaches of his Tijuana Straits.
Pros and Cons of Living in Mexico
Coast guard and border patrol are lurking. Art of other "fences" around the world lines the border wall. Cheap food and drinks Great for a morning run. The "real Mexico" Cons: Dirty and Smelly in certain parts. Spending some time in San Diego we've decided to have a day trip to Tijuana. Maybe it is interesting to see something new, but the difference between San Diego and Tijuana is just unbelievable. Lot of poor people everywhere.
At this point, I have been living in Tijuana for about a year. Initially, I decided to move here to save on living expenses. By now, I feel like I have gotten to know the city well enough to write about living in Tijuana as an American. In this article, I talk the best neighborhoods to live, finding an apartment, costs, the visa, safety, money, and much more. This is a long article. Use the links below to help navigate the page.
After spending a year living in Mexico, I have put together this pros and cons list to help you decide whether or not moving here is the right decision for you. Mexico is an excellent choice for expats and digital nomads. It is affordable, beautiful, and offers a high quality of life. Having said that, there are also a few drawbacks that must be taken into consideration. I will address each pro and con that I have encountered while spending the past year living in Tijuana and Mexico City. The biggest benefit of living in Mexico is the fact that pretty much everything costs less.
Are some parts safer than others? Ask any of the nearly 1,, expats if they feel safer in Mexico than in the USA.
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Expat Safety in Mexico
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Anyone doing this? I can see the pros and cons of doing it. I would imagine that the border thing is the main issue. Some don't cross in that they make their living online I have talked to many that live in Mexico and have had no problems at all.
Another week later, a group of youngsters was assaulted and threatened to be shot two blocks from my home; it was in broad daylight and they were resting in front of the local church. These three events are just the tip of the iceberg; violent crimes are more and more common in Mexico. The fact that crimes are so prevalent in my daily life led me to rethink my living in Mexico. I have spent countless nights planning a return to Europe, a place where I feel much safer, and have had endless conversations with my partner and friends about the pros and cons of living here. In the end, the many things that make this country so amazing won. And if you want something lighter, you can grab a cup of freshly-cut fruit with granola and honey at any time of the day. Delicious, fast, and cheap.