55th Annual ELNA Convention, 27-30th of July, 2007, Tijuana, Mexico
55th ANNUAL ELNA CONVENTION 27-30 July, 2007 - Tijuana Mexico, Hotel Pueblo Amigo
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION is our theme, and for this reason we have chosen to have most of our convention just over the border from San Diego and hope to have representatives from Mexico and other Latin American countries participating with us along with the usual visiting samideanoj from other countries. Tijuana is renowned as "the world's most visited border city." It is interesting in its own right and well worth visiting even if our convention were not being held here. For more details about the city visit: www.tijuanaonline.org and www.seetijuana.com. (See also this brochure.)
Flyer about the excursions.
Welcome All Levels!
There will be activities for beginners as well as movadanoj,- including:
- Friday night "interkonatiĝa" ice breaker
- FULL BOOK SERVICE with opportunity to browse a room full of Esperanto books, videos, DVDs and CDs for sale
- Saturday night "local" talent night
- Sunday night banquet
- Esperanto classes
- Lectures and demonstrations in Esperanto
- Walking and public transportation tours of Tijuana area
- Lectures and demonstrations in Esperanto
- Films with Esperanto subtitles
- Post-convention excursion to the beautiful beach towns of Playas de Tijuana, Rosarito, and Ensenada.
- Poetry readings
To register via regular mail, please use the paper (PDF) registration form.
A trilingual registration form is available here
The Pueblo Amigo Hotel is located at the Plaza Pueblo Amigo, part of the exclusive "Zona Rio", the most important commercial and financial area in the city, close to strategic points such as the International Border Crossing Line of San Ysidro, and cultural and commercial areas. All rooms are equipped with telephone, TV, and air conditioning. It also offers shuttle service from the Tijuana Greyhound Bus Station - with reservation and under previously arranged schedules, and free parking for those who drive.
Our special group rates compare very favorably to much lesser hotels, and if you share your room the price is a bargain. Single rooms and 2 queen-bedded rooms - US$85. Extra adults cost only US$10 - children are free. Junior suites have 2 queen beds and a sofa - US$95 - and can easily hold a family of 5.
Breakfast is not included, but a 10% discount in food service from the restaurant is. There is 24 hour security and a high level of privacy. All of our convention meetings and programs will be held in the hotel.
From Mexico: 01-800-026-6386 and (664) 624-2704
From the USA: 1-800-386-6985, 1-800-785-4647 or 011-52-624-2721
You can also reserve at the hotel's website choose your language, click on "Reservations" and fill out the form.
Informo pri aliaj lokaj hoteloj
LA ESTRARA KUNVENO DE ELNA WILL BE HELD 26-27 JULY IN SANTEE - a suburb of San Diego
The annual meeting of the estraro is open to all members; and for others who wish to "turistumi" in the area, reservations are available for the nights of 25 and 26 July at the Santee Inn, 10135 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee CA 92071-3813. See: The Santee Inn Special group prices: Queen bed - $65; King bed - $70; 2 double beds $75.(plus 8% tax) No extra charge for more than two in the room. Reservations for the Santee Inn must be made through the Commissioner for Travel, Lusi Harmon (Lusiharmon@aol.com or 510-531-8393). You may reserve for only one night (the 26th) - or for both nights if you want to sight-see in the area.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN JUNE 25
Santee Tourist Information
Roberto Burgess will help us arrange for local sight-seeing by public transportation - and arrange for those of us who want to see the big animals - at the San Diego Zoo Wild Life Park. the best place in the world to see large animals in nature outside of African Wildlife parks. (see: www.SanDiegoZoo.org). And there are lots of less tiring sights in this great tourist city. See:
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
HOW TO GET TO TIJUANA FROM SAN DIEGO
Passports for U.S. citizens are NOT REQUIRED for non-air border crossings UNTIL 2008. However, you do need proof of citizenship: voter's registration or official birth certificate with picture ID - such as a driver's license for your return. If you are planning to drive across the border, you need to buy special insurance - US insurance will not cover you in case of accident (see:
The easiest way to travel to Tijuana is to go to the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown San Diego and catch one of the buses that go almost every hour across the border ($12). From the station in downtown Tijuana, you can catch a cab for the short ride to the hotel - or make arrangements ahead of time for the shuttle from the hotel.
If you are flying into San Diego, it's a short cab ride to the Greyhound Bus station, or arrange to meet others in the elegant waiting room at the downtown old Santa Fe (Amtrak) Train Station. From the Amtrak station you can also catch the San Diego Trolley (MTS) to the end of the green line at the Santee Town Center which is one block from where the estraro will be staying at the Santee Inn. If you are registered there, we can arrange to have you go with members of the estraro on Friday afternoon to our hotel in Tijuana.
Yahoo Group: ELNA-Kongreso-2007
¡Los esperamos! We'll be waiting for you!
Martha Cárdenas, M.Ed.
President of the LKK