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TIX TACOS NOV 14

TIJUANA TACO TOUR | 1 PM SUNDAY NOV. 30 | $45

Be it birria, lengua, asada, cachete, carnitas, costilla, ojo, pescado or pastor, nothing compares to the almighty taco. Join Turista Libre for a trek to the edges of Tijuana in search of the city's most authentic, incomparable incarnations of Mexico's culinary superstar.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, courses at three taquerias and dessert at an artisan ice cream parlor with more than 80 flavors.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 1 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 7 p.m.

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TIX SWAP DEC 14 copy

TIJUANA MARKET HOP | 10 AM SUNDAY DEC. 7 | $25

On Sundays the hilltop streets of Tijuana are filled by swapmeets so massive -- blocks and blocks of vendors selling mountains of the most random secondhand loot -- they make Kobey’s look like a 7-Eleven. Even if you make your way out of the bargain maze without dropping a single peso, you’ll walk away having lived an essential Mexican experience: the mercado.

We'll do stops at the city's longest-running flea market and Mercado Miguel Hidalgo, the city's oldest open-air farmers market in Zona Rio.

Tickets include roundtrip border transport and complimentary pan dulce and coffee upon arrival.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 10 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 4 p.m.

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BEER JAN 2015

TIJUANA BREWERY HOP | 1 PM SATURDAY JAN. 24 | $55

Turista Libre raises its glass to Tijuana's artisan beer scene, with a visit to three local breweries that are on the rise: Insurgente, Mamut and Zesde. Also on the itinerary, a taco stop or two.

Tickets include roundtrip border transport and tastings at each brewery.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 1 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 7 p.m.

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TIX CHINATOWN

MEXICALI CHINATOWN TREK | 8 AM SUNDAY FEB. 22 | $95

Join us for Chinese New Year a la mexicana! We're off to Mexicali, Baja California's capital city and home to Mexico's highest per-capita population of Chinese immigrants. On the agenda are a guided museum tour and brief lecture on the history of city's Chinese community at the AsociaciĆ³n China de Mexicali, a walking tour of Mexicali's original barrio chino, coffee and bread at a Mexico City-style Chinese cafe, visits to a Chinese market and Chinese cemetery and a chance to sample Mexicali's famed take on Chinese food for dinner.

Given the distance, we'll be forgoing our usual mode of transport for a van with room for 15.

Tickets include roundtrip private transport from Tijuana, food and drink and a charitable donation to the AsociaciĆ³n China de Mexicali.

The group meets in San Ysidro at 8 a.m., with an estimated return to Tijuana at 9 p.m.

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