El Paso is situated at the farest out corner of West Texas and stands on the Rio Grande river directly at the Mexican border. At the other side of the river is Ciudad Juarez, a populous Mexican city. Both combined form the international metropolitan area referred to El Paso-Juarez-Las Cruces with over 2.5 million people which constitutes the largest binational area.
In some parts of the city are beautiful and huge state homes overlooking the city, in other parts you feel the proximity to Mexico. Mexican food is the dominant eatery. And Border Control is everywhere. Still, it is a very interesting and diverse city to visit.
Driving into El Paso.
Scenic Drive Overlook in El Paso, with scenic views on El Paso Downtown and Mexico:
Wall at the Border between Mexico and the United States
Nice houses at the hillside of El Paso (USA side)
and houses on the Mexican side..
Downtown El Paso:
best Crepes ever.. with caramelized almonds, vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche.. mmh
Montecillo, area near Downtown El Paso:
Very cool area with bars, restaurants and other shops.
and a last beautiful look on El Paso again from the Scenic Overlook Drive at night.