- Sep 22, 2014
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Respect is a huge thing in the Mexican culture. Once you’re kind it almost always reciprocates and attempting to speak even a little Spanish is always a plus. Still, they try to make money off any tourist so you have to be willing to say no.I plan to go twice in 2020. Once in January to "decompress" and later in the year to attend the Bullfights. I was at the Bullfights in 2018 for the second time, and in August of 2019 and enjoyed it immensely. (I almost always have a good time).
I befriended a man that runs a "Zonky" photograph stand, and plan on returning to a Zapataria of fine repute. I love the wholesome activities that can be found within the city. I tend to avoid the Zona Norte and the negativity that emanates from the honkytonks and brothels. Visiting Liza's "El Girasol" is a 'must stop' for me as she is a personal (and trusted) friend.
When you get into the "rhythm" of Tijuana, you learn that kindness and respect go a long way. A respectful attitude doesn't mean that you'll buy, but it lets the locals know that when you speak the language, you are communicating, rather than condescending. I speak enough Spanish to conduct business and have a pleasant time.