Algodones Things to Do

  • Spray painters
    Spray painters
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  • Border crossing
    Border crossing
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  • drug stores
    drug stores
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  • Welcome to Mexico

    by Craven05 Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    There was no security when I crossed into Algondones, the US had border agents leaving, but Mexico had no one... As soon as I took two steps into Algodones a man leaning against a wall asked me "Do you want drugs?" then I said no, then he explains "legal drugs?" and I shake my head, but expect to be asked its a huge industry in the town.

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  • Handicrafts

    by Craven05 Written Aug 12, 2005

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    When leaving I was approached by a couple of little girls selling these, I paid $6 total, which was probably too much. I felt bad for them so I bought them, but Americans spend alot of money in Algodones everyday so don't feel too bad for the people.

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    drugs, glasses... what do you come here for?

    by mht_in_la Written Apr 16, 2004
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    The minute you cross the border, you are greeted by dozens of street vendors trying to sell you their pills.

    "What drugs do you need?"
    I shook my head.
    "Viagra?"
    I shook my head.
    "Need glasses?"
    I shook my head.
    "Dentists?"
    I shook my head.
    "Then what do you come here for?"
    I smiled.
    The guy looked at me in disbelief.

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    Spray painters

    by mht_in_la Updated Apr 16, 2004
    Spray painters

    At a major intersection about 3 blocks from border crossing, you'll see these local spray painters. Their work requires them to wear a gas mask at all times, but they appear to be making a decent money for what they do. You can buy their paintings, or have them spray paint your own vase, bucket, or handbags on the spot.

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    Border crossing

    by mht_in_la Written Apr 16, 2004
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    Most American visitors to Algodones leave their car by the border and walk across to the Mexican side. Therefore there's no bumper-to-bumper car queues to wait. And the border crossing is quite a scene -- thousands of senior citizens carrying one another wobbling through each day...

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  • Time

    by Craven05 Written Aug 12, 2005

    Its summer, so no snowbirds are visiting, and it was around 4pm when I took this picture, when everything starts to close. Go earlier and go on saturday.

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  • Time

    by Craven05 Written Aug 12, 2005

    Its summer, so no snowbirds are visiting, and it was around 4pm when I took this picture, when everything starts to close. Go earlier and go on saturday.

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