International Change Your Stars Month on January, 2018: What month is the cheapest to fly to Tijuana, Mexico (summerwinter)?

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What month is the cheapest to fly to Tijuana, Mexico (summer/winter)?

Tijuana Airport only has international flights to Asia.

Fly to San Diego


Get off the stop on BROADWAY at KETTNER (14 minutes)


Get off the stop at SAN YSIDRO TROLLEY STATION (45 minutes).

Have some small American banknotes (smaller than $20). It may have changed recently, but you can't use credit cards on San Diego mass transit.

You can get pesos in TJ from the ATM, but American banknotes are widely used. Once again have small bills since change is difficult to get in Mexico.

Walk across the border (it's a long walk so be prepared with your suitcase). You have to go up a long ramp and cross Interstate 5 in the USA- down a long ramp and through a maze to get into Tijuana. After you emerge you will be greeted by dozens of blue and yellow cabs.

If you see a "Taxi Libre" in TJ it's a metered cab that the Mexicans use. These are very inexpensive and highly desirable but they are difficult to find near the border. They can be hard to flag down on the street since they are often full.

There is a 3rd type of taxi in TJ called a "taxi la ruta" which is a city owned cab (a station wagon) which functions like a bus. It's not a private cab and it can't deviate from it's route. They are color coded for their route. If you are walking down a major highway, you can bet that these cabs will stay on that highway for some distance.

Hotel Hacienda Del Rio is reasonable four star hotel that will provide you accomodations similar to a Holiday Inn Express. It's one of the Baja Inn hotels (see source). Five star hotels in Tijuana are surprisingly expensive.


You will probably find cheaper airfare to Los Angeles, but the airport to train station to San Diego is somewhat annoying and will use up most of the money you saved. If you do go that route the train station is very close to the Broadway and Kettner stop on the trolley line that I mentioned earlier.

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who discovered star signs?

who discovered star signs?

The first thing you need to know is that constellations are not real!

The constellations are totally imaginary things that poets, farmers and astronomers have made up over the past 6,000 years (and probably even more!). The real purpose for the constellations is to help us tell which stars are which, nothing more. On a really dark night, you can see about 1000 to 1500 stars. Trying to tell which is which is hard. The constellations help by breaking up the sky into more managable bits. They are used as mnemonics, or memory aids. For example, if you spot three bright stars in a row in the winter evening, you might realize, "Oh! That's part of Orion!" Suddenly, the rest of the constellation falls into place and you can declare: "There's Betelgeuse in Orion's left shoulder and Rigel is his foot." And once you recognize Orion, you can remember that Orion's Hunting Dogs are always nearby.

Around the world, farmers know that for most crops, you plant in the spring and harvest in the fall. But in some regions, there is not much differentiation between the seasons. Since different constellations are visible at different times of the year, you can use them to tell what month it is. For example, Scorpius is only visible in the northern hemisphere's evening sky in the summer. Some historians suspect that many of the myths associated with the constellations were invented to help the farmers remember them. When they saw certain constellations, they would know it was time to begin the planting or the reaping.

This dependence on the sky became a strong part of many cultures. Perhaps there is something about the mystery of the night sky that makes people want to tell stories about the constellations. The picture at the left is an ornate star chart printed in 1835. Like the others, it shows the great hunter Orion. In this one, he is holding a lion's head instead of his traditional bow or shield. He has an eager look in his eye as he stalks Taurus, the Bull. Behind him, his faithful dog, Canis Major, is chasing Lepus, the Hare.

The constellations have changed over time. In our modern world, many of the constellations have been redefined so now every star in the sky is in exactly one constellation. In 1929, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted official constellation boundaries that defined the 88 official constellations that exist today.

International flight question about baggage?

International flight question about baggage?

The first answer is correct and the airline will transfer your bags automatically. You give them to the airline at JFK and collect them in Italy.

Your checked luggage has to be 50 pounds or less per bag. You are allowed one carry-on bag plus one personal bag. The personal bag can be a laptop bag. Pack a complete change of clothing and basic toiletries in your carry-on. The rules are at:

Do tag all of your bags inside and out with your name (as it appears on the ticket), e-mail-address, and a phone number someone reliable will answer. The free tags from the check-in counter are fine.

You can join the frequent flier program for SWISS. However, an American is more likely to fly US airlines in the future. SWISS belongs to the Star Alliance and you can collect frequent flier miles for your trip on the programs for United or US Airways. Joining is free and you can do it online:

Zurich has a nice airport and you will be OK for the layover. There are lounges and showers, but not free unless you are traveling in Business or First:

There is a bus from the airport to the city center. However, 5 hours between flights isn't as long as it seems. It will take you about 30 minutes (minimum) to get to the bus stop, there will probably be a wait, 30 minutes to downtown, 30 minutes to get back to the airport, and you need to be back 2 full hours before your flight is scheduled to depart (really). It gives you literally an hour to walk around downtown. If anything goes wrong you miss the flight to Italy.

Better would be to stay at the airport, pay the 10 Francs for a shower + change clothes (so you feel human again). Then decide if you want to buy a day-pass to the Bellvue (36 Francs) or Dnata Skyview lounges (28 Francs) or just have lunch at a restaurant.

Other hints:

Go to www.seatguru.,com and for seat selection information. You will need the exact model of the aircraft.

Get an under-the-trousers security belt and keep your passport + most of your cash & cards in it except when actually needed. An example is below but they are sold at luggage shops.

Take photo ID in addition to your passport, such as a driving license or state ID card (or both). If you have time, get a passport card (in addition to your regular passport) because it's ID plus proof of citizenship but doesn't bear your home address:

If you already have a student ID card then take it with you. Students get discounts at museums, etc. Hopefully you will get a student ID from the program in Italy also.

If you have a laptop take it. All laptops now accept any voltage (look on the power supply) but you will need a plug adapter. Consider getting one that is also a surge protector. Below is an example but I got mine at BestBuy:

Hope you have a great time!

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