This is where planes go to die. Once they land on this airstrip, they are condemned to never move again and be salvaged for parts.
The city comes to life as shops open and late-night revellers straggle home. But at the San Ysidro border crossing, the primary link to California and the US, traffic is already backed up to the city centre a mile away. The stream of potential customers will continue all day and well into the night, fuelling a unique mobile marketplace that operates here year round, offering everything from religious sculptures and shoes to dogs and prescription drugs.
Vendors sell Photo essay on shoes drugs at the border; bracelets, necklaces and rosaries on sale; vendors gamble while they take a break from selling The San Ysidro port of entry between Tijuana and San Diego is the busiest land border crossing in the world, with an average ofpeople passing through each day.
The port is a vital connection between two growing cities that are separated by politics but inextricably linked by history, culture and economics. People cross for a variety of reasons — work, family, travel or even medical treatment.
For daily commuters the international border is just another traffic jam, albeit one that has grown in recent decades as the US has tightened security.
A side effect of increased inspection on the US side means wait times have extended dramatically over the years, and can be as long as five hours during peak periods. This means more potential customers, which has in turn seen more people working the line.
This is apparent in the mix of vendors, who come from across Mexico, South America and beyond. A man who identified himself only as Shrek alternates between taking pictures for tips and washing windshields as cars queue at the border The diversity of vendors, beggars and hustlers walking among the cars is striking: Tijuana natives who have worked the line for decades, indigenous children juggling for tips and Haitian refugees stuck in immigration limbo selling fruit juice.
Alongside them are American addicts who have relocated for a cheaper fix and recently deported people from the US — the deportados — who range from displaced Salvadoran families to those recently uprooted from several decades of life there.
Some people work the line out of desperation while others do it part-time for extra cash. However it is widely accepted that the line is a place where anyone can make money if they work hard.
Wendy Hernandez, a year-old student, explains that she likes the flexibility of working here. Every day, Monday to Sunday, usually after school from one-thirty to eight. A lot of guys in line can be disrespectful but I like working here, mainly because of the money.
It is clear this is a closeknit community. Everyone seems to have family and friends working nearby, and vendors socialise as much as they sell. A pair of eight-year-old girls run over yelling that a man has been trying to force them into his van.
Two men immediately jump up and head over. After a brief exchange they start taking turns punching him in the face.We took to the roads from Los Angeles to Las Vegas last weekend to witness 40+ teams take on the harsh task of running a miles relay race through some of the most intense terrain in the country.
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