Hotel Real Del Rio

Avda Jose Maria Velazco 1409 A, Tijuana, Baja California, 22320, Mexico
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place to buy alibaster

by oslocairo


Does anyone have a suggestion for a place to buy alibaster? Specifically, I am looking for a small box.


Re: place to buy alibaster

by lmkluque

I'm not sure about alabaster, but they do sell malachite boxes in the curio shops in Tijuana. Quite a difference, I know, but I've seen small boxes, more commonly Chess game boards made from Malachite, so there maybe some in alabaster as well. I just haven't seen them.

There is an Aritsan Village just off the pedestrian walkway ("corredor turistico") to downtown from the bordergate, right after you cross the river, where I would say to begin your search. If they don't sell alabaster, they may very well know who would.

I'd suggest two places to inquire about alabaster, at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) on the Rio Road and also at the curio shops on Avenida Revolucion. I'm sure that the people in either of these places would help you if they are able. Often times the "artisans" of Tijuana are known by the people who own or work in the curio shops and they are usually eager to help.

You also might find a small box made of alabaster at a jewelry shop, but I'm not sure. On the streets parallel to and west of Avenida Revolucion there are quite a few jewelry shops.

Re: place to buy alibaster

by oslocairo

Thanks IM.

I went to TJ today and looked at a few places on Revolucion and did not find alibaster. I will be returning in a few weeks so will check the places you just suggested.

Although malachite is certainly pretty, this alibaster is for a friend who loves alibaster so I'd better stick to that.

Thanks again.

Re: place to buy alibaster

by lmkluque

Well, good luck with the Alabaster in the coming weeks.

BTW, It's lmkluque as in (LMKLUQUE) but you can call me Linda. :-)

Let me know how you get along the next time you go down there.

Travel Tips for Tijuana

Bargain Hard

by jason_oneill

When shopping along Revolution, you need to keep in mind that the shopkeepers NEED to sell their items and you DO NOT NEED to buy them. If you remember this key fact, it gives you more bargaining power! Set a price in your head as to what you plan to pay, chop off some money and start to bargain from there. Don't show too much interest and be willing to walk. Most of the time, if you are close, but the shopkeeper will not budge, walking out will prompt them to come get you.

Entering and leaving

by AcornMan

The U.S./Mexico Border is open 24 hours a day. U.S. citizens may enter Mexico for up to 72 hours without a passport or visa. U.S. customs permits visitors to Mexico to bring home up to $400.00 worth of purchases duty free, including one liter of alcohol per adult.

See beyond the seedy, touristy...

by Russophile

See beyond the seedy, touristy crap in the town. During the last couple of years I have made several trips down to the hills surrounding Tijuana to help locals build simple homes for themselves. It has been good hard work lined with some amazing epiphanies on how so many people around the world live their lives who were just not fortunate to have been born in the western world.

Border Sceneries

by machomikemd

assorted border sceneries around tijuana with views of san diego too except the main border crossing in San Ysidro (which is the world's busiest border crossing in the world). if you are going on a day tour of rosarito and ensenada, you will pass by many portions of the border wall here in tijuana and you can see the border at various locations like in the tijuana river, the smugglers canyon and if you have powerful zoom lens in your camera or videocam, the views of San diego from the border and also the border wooden wall in the imperial beach of san diego area. Truly an amazing view. the border walls reminds you of the separation of Mexico and the United States.

Visit the CULTRURAL CENTER at...

by Richmond

Visit the CULTRURAL CENTER at street address of Paseo de los Heroes at Independencia.
Designed and built by Pedro Ramirez Vasquez -architect of Mexico City's famous Museum of Anthropology, the Cultural Center there is a great art museum, performaing arts theater and bookstore. You will also find the Space Center where extra-large OMNIMAX screen science oriented films are exhibited.

(Address) Avenida Ocampo entre calles 2 y 3
It has scaled-down depictions of principal archeological, architectural and colonial structures throughout Mexico set on a map covering over 150,000 square feet on the roof of a parking lot. Sort of a quick walk-through tour of Mexico.

(Address) Plaza Rio
'Happy World' is an eclectic combination of activities including batting cages, miniature golf and roller coaster among others. Plenty of food concessions available.

(Address) Centro Cultural Tijuana
Historical, archaeological and anthropological displays depict life of certain Mexican ethnic groups.

(Address) Calle 1 at Avenida Madero Tel 688-2478
Comment Collection of wax figures includes Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and other mexican and american stars plus mexican historical personnae.


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