The border between California and Mexico is a unique place. After living in Korea, and next to the most heavily militarized border in the world (the DMZ), just being able to walk or drive into another country without showing any papers, is just strange. And that’s what we did to get into Mexico. On December 28th, my Mom, Dad and I hopped in the car and made the hour’s drive to Mexico, a place I hadn’t had the chance to visit since 2009, and the place my family and I spent so many vacations.
Nowadays with the presence (now declining presence) of the cartels, was it going to seem dangerous and sketchy? Or were things back to normal? Would there be many tourists around? Would it be just like it used to?