I heart Mexico.
Raya, Josh and I took a trip to Tecate for the day. Tecate is unlike any border town that I have ever seen or heard of. It is small and sleepy, and has so much character and history.
Unlike many places deep in Latin America I do not have to fight to speak Spanish. It is the best place to go for a taste of Mexico without a flight or long car ride.
Now that I have explored on my own and with company over the past 8 months I have my set walking route of Tecate faves.
La Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, built in 1955.
El Mejor Pan, a family owned bakery established in 1969.
My museum, el Museo Comunitario de Tecate, a more recent addition.
The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired railroad station built in 1915, a major contributor to the town thriving.
Another major contributor to the success of Tecate since 1944, la cerveceria.
My absolute favorite taquería, Los Panchos.
And finally, el parque Hidalgo. I do not know when the park was constructed but I think the roots of this tree speak for the themselves.