Tijuana to Ensenada
I quickly crossed the Mexican border south into Tijuana — no stopping, no talking to border officials — I just cruised on through. in Tijuana, the fancy four-lane highway to Ensenada goes west for 5 miles right up against the U.S. border, so I was able to get a good look at the elaborate fence built by the Americans, and the many U.S. Border Patrol trucks zooming around in the no man's land next to it.
The toll road (three $2.35 payments) south to Ensenada is speedy and scenic as it winds through the hills of the west coast of Baja.
I spent my first night in a hotel in Ensenada next to a dance club.