Tijuana Flickr Meetup

The first time I met someone in person after first meeting online, I approached David at a bar on our way into a Beth Orton concert. It was quite a date for two straight guys. He later introduced me to a few other bloggers, Xoloitzquintle, HP and Cindylu. All four bloggers have unique perspectives on Mexico and the U.S., leading to some fascinating conversations.

Having spent quite a bit of time in Tijuana, I’ve spread my photos across various Flickr groups. When one of those groups decided to have a face-to-face meetup, I was excited. It would be the first time to meet Flickr contacts in Tijuana. And if past experience was any guide, it had promise.

I couldn’t make the 4 p.m. Friday gathering time, but knew they’d be at Playas de Tijuana until sunset. I arrived around 6 p.m. and cautiously walked to the meeting place with my gear. I wandered about a bit looking for a group with cameras, taking a few photos along the way.

Approaching the group, I recognized a few of them from their photos. After brief introductions, it was a relatively quiet walk along the beach. Noesh, even smaller than her “chiquita pero picosita” tagline, tripped over her son and Vanezia’s son at the water’s edge. Unbeknownst to me, I was at the front of a meta chain. I did my best to impress them with my Spanish, even though everyone is likely bilingual. It was a beautiful sunset and nice to chat a bit with these Tijuanenses.

Tijuana Flickr Meetup

Tour La Baja Group

Following the walking tour, Isha.Net* created a new group for Flickr meetups across Baja California. I’m looking forward to future meetups and the chance to meet those who weren’t able to make this initial gathering.

To each of you, Sërch, Gioser_Chivas, Xeelee, Isha.Net*, JoVaNnItA, Vanezia, Noesh, Griselda, Liam, Ibrahim, it was great to meet you.

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4 Comments »

  Gravatar Noesh wrote @ April 15th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

Gracias por asistir ! :)

Fue un gusto conocerte, esperemos nos acompañes en los próximos recorridos !

Saludos!

y si.. soy mas pequeña de lo que muchos creen.

  Gravatar Isha.Net* wrote @ April 15th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Gracias por acompañarnos!!

Y si, Noesh es pequeña.. !! y ahora famosa con su caida

Ya estamos pensando en la siguiente salida…

Mucho gusto en conocerte!!

Saludines!

  Gravatar Kinsee wrote @ April 16th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Sounds fantastic! I’ll love to come to the next one.

  Gravatar oso wrote @ April 18th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

What two straight guys wouldn’t want to go see Beth Orton? I have such an eternal crush on her.

I really like the backlighting on the group picture. I hope you can introduce me to them one day.

Were there more Nikon or Canon users? ;)

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