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"Welcome to Tijuana;
Tequila, sex and marijuana"

That's maybe what the city is infamous for. But Tijuana is much more than that cliché.
Tourists from the USA (and other countries) come here for shopping; many indulge in a good tequila, and some don't avoid marijuana (as elsewhere in the world) and sex, including the the most abominable of it.
However, the largest city of the Mexican state of Baja California is a thriving city, head of metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million inhabitants. Togheter with its neighbor San Diego, in the US state of California, they constitute the San Diego-Tijuana Metropolitan Area, an agglomeration of almost 5 million inhabitants. Tijuana's economy is growing thanks to many industries (like maquiladoras), commerce and tourism. The border crossing with San Diego is the the busiest in the world.
As in any city, Tijuana's housewives come daily to the market to buy produce. I don't like the tight cropping of this picture, but I appreciate it as a whole, especially the big box of non-husked sweetcorn. The man at right is preparing the nopales [see better in that other photo].
The almost white stuff inside the plastic bag at left is sugar cane (thanks, pelushe).
The area of Tijuana was inhabited by the Kumeyaay people, before the arrival of the Europeans.

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