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Steven asks…

What parts of Mexico seem to be safe for American tourists?

Tijuana answers:

I’d avoid border cities – Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Reynosa, etc. The rest is safe unless you’re really really unlucky (which can happen anywhere!, I just saw some really sad news about Alabama today).

Tourists are not targetsof the violence, it is between drug cartels fighting for drug trafficking routes (to the US) and between drug cartels and the police.

I’m in Ensenada, MX, right now (one hundred miles from Tijuana) and I’m cautious, but I don’t feel unsafe. People are really nice, the weather is pretty nice for winter, the food is excellent, and I feel lucky to be here.

Joseph asks…

Do think that the fishes that died on LA relates on the tsunami from Japan?

Do you think that this picture
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41972653/ns/us_news-environment/
Means that, a lot of people are going to die on the tsunami tragedy?

Tijuana answers:

No. Not if they have the good sense to stay away from the beach when it’s about to hit the U.S. West coast.

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General information:

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Midway Island has had a 8-foot surge as of 1:15 a.m. Hawaii time/3:15 a.m. Pacific/6:15 a.m. Eastern; more waves are expected, and powerful aftershocks continue in Japan, so being cautious is very important.

The magnitude 8.9 earthquake occurred just off the coast of Japan at:

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12:46:23 AM (EST) – Eastern Standard (New York, Toronto, Jamaica)
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11:46:23 PM (CST) – Central Standard (Chicago, Mexico City, Costa Rica)
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:46:23 PM (MST) – Mountain Standard (Calgary, Denver, Phoenix)
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 09:46:23 PM (PST) – Pacific Standard (Vancouver, Los Angeles, Tijuana)
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 08:46:23 PM – Anchorage
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 07:46:23 PM – Adak
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 07:46:23 PM – Honolulu

The first surges (6 – 7 feet) are expected to reach Hawaii at around 6 – 7 hours after the intial quake, and the west coast of the U.S. About 9-12 hours after the initial quake – about 3:00 a.m. Hawaii time (5:00 a.m. Pacific time/8:00 a.m. Eastern time), then around 7:00 a.m. Pacific time (about 10:00 a.m. Eastern time) for the northern Pacific Coast of the U.S. (Washington and Oregon), and about an hour or so later (about 8:00 a.m. Pacific time/ 11:00 a.m. Eastern time) in California. It’s getting to Washington and Oregon earlier because we’re due west of Japan, while California is somewhat southwest.

There is an excellent possibility that there will be more than one surge; just because one comes through and then is over with, it does NOT mean that there no others.

If you’re anywhere in the Pacific or on the Pacific rim, keep yourself informed:

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/01/webetalhvpd9-01.txt << Expected arrival times for cities on the U.S. West coast

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Useful web sites:

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/ << Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/ << USGS Latest Earthquakes map; Red = in the last hour; blue = last 24 hours; yellow = last two weeks; you can click on any of them.

Http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xgp.php << Link for this specific earthquake

If you live in Hawaii or the U.S. Pacific coast, there ARE warnings, and about 50 other countries are also affected to some degree.

Http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=hawaii.2011.03.11.083152 <<< Hawaii warning text

http://images.smh.com.au/2011/03/11/2228206/q5-600×400.jpg <<< Map of times for waves to reach various points

Charles asks…

Is American Spring Break Really That Good?

Im from the uk and me and a couple of friends are looking to go away for the so called spring break? Is this really as good as people make it out to be and also where is the best place to go, and the best time?
Well where are the best places to go and the best times?
I Mean we have easter break but its nothing special, to be Honest its crap

Tijuana answers:

Depends where and when you go.

Its hard to say when/where is the best time/place. Its mostly up to weather, and its been unseasonably cold here this year, so beaches in, say, florida wont be as popular. Dont get me wrong people may still go, but it wont be the drunken, painted on clothes, fuck fest it usually is. I actually called my buddy who lives in daytona a few days ago to ask how it was looking, he said “nothin doin, its too cold.” no one wants to swim naked in the ocean when its 12*C outside…

If you do choose florida, panama city beach, is the obvious choice there. PCB BABY! Daytona isnt a terrible choice either, but its no PCB.

You could try Tijuana, but then youre in mexico, so you may spend the whole trip in the toilet.

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