A day visit to Las cruces and El Paso

Continuing the journey from Shakespeare ghost town, we visited Las Cruces (“The Crosses”), New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. El Paso is a border town and for foreigners, I would recommend carrying a US visa or green card as there are temporary CBP checkpoints set up in its vicinity.

Majestic View of Las Cruces from a distance

Majestic View of Las Cruces from a distance

Somewhere on the highway near Las Cruces

Somewhere on the highway near Las Cruces

Road runner sculpture made of recycled material

Roadrunner sculpture made of recycled material

Big Chilli Inn

Big Chilli Inn

I wouldn’t recommend spending more than a few hours in Las Cruces. If you are planning to eat then do check out the town/pueblo of Mesilla next to Las Cruces before leaving. Our next stop was El Paso, Texas. Right across the Rio Grande is the Mexican city of Ju├írez.

View of El Paso

View of El Paso

San Jacinto Plaza

San Jacinto Plaza

We continued our journey to Carlsbad.

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