Do's and don't's
The first thing I was told about Juarez is don't take your car across the bridge. And don't argue with the Policia. Other than that Juarez is a nice place to visit about 3 or 4 block away from the bridge. Of course they cater to the tourists so be prepared.
Juarez, Great place to live
Paso del Norte Region
Ciudad Juarez is located in a valley that borders the Rio Bravo next to the city of El Paso, Texas, and at 233 miles to the north of the city of Chihuahua. The Sierra Juarez to the west of the city, is part of its natural landscape, as well as the river to the north and the desert to the south. It is a border and industrial city, with three international bridges that join the cities of Juarez and El Paso.
Ciudad Juárez is the production center of North America. Ever since Mexico entered the “Maquiladora Program” in 1964, Ciudad Juárez has been leading the growth of this vital industry. From the first manufacturing plant to its almost 400 plants that it presently has, Ciudad Juárez has allowed industry to remain competitive in the international markets. Today, most of the total manufacturing production in Mexico corresponds to Ciudad Juárez.
Today, Ciudad Juarez has modern hotels, excellent restaurants, several malls and recreation centers, for every taste and age. It has easy access to the rest of Mexico, through highway, train and airlines. And here, at the edge of the country, in the middle of the desert, in this city of great spaces you can find the fourth largest city of Mexico, which has social problems as the great cities throughout the world. The Mexican border cities are known for their entertainment, and Ciudad Juarez is no exception to satisfy any taste.
I was so paranoid about eating in Mexico because of all the stories about people getting sick. I don't know what those people ate but I didn't get sick at all. I ate carne asada tacos, fresh mango, and chips and salsa. I had a beer to drink. I didn't want to test the water. I only ate in Mexico one day. Maybe that is the difference from other people who stay there and eat all their meals there.
This is my best friend, me and some stiff in Juarez. My friend has lived in Mexico on and off for a few years. She's a pure Anglo from the Main Line, but shhhh, don't tell her. She likes to think she's all Mexican, through and through.
"We All Need Somebody to Lean On"
This tree had grown to lean on the railing of the home.