Japanese Tourists and the Mariachis
There I was eating breakfast at the Hotel Nelson (Desayuno Nelson – 3 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon, toast, hash browns $6!) and in walks a Japanesse tour group. They promptly ordered “authentic” Mexican beer, Corona while their translator a younger guy was herding them around and talking the staff which he knew. Their cameras were blazing as they had just crossed the border and everything was so new and different even from San Diego to this typical Mexican hotel/restaurant (San Ysidro might as well be Mexico but whatever). I was amused by them and they wanted Marachis so the waiter who gave me my “ocean front view” went off and got a group and the singing, dancing, photography started in earnest. I was happily taking pictures of them while they were taking them of the marachis. I would run into them again the next day wandering around and they still had their cameras on and taking pictures of everything. The Mexicans just seemed amused by it and would smile at them while giving them a wide berth.
On an editing note I am using DxO Film Pack for these pictures. I am trying it out to get a bit of feel and open up my creativity.