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Crossing South (Kcet)

Crossing South (Kcet)

Crossing South is a travel show which takes us on a journey South of the border. Bilingual travel companion and host, Jorge Meraz, helps us get to know the people, vernacular, foods, customs and places frequented by the locals. This series helps us see there is so much more to Mexico than what we hear on national news. There's a lot to learn and fun to have right next door by Crossing South.

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The internationally famous Baja 500 & Baja 1000 race is quite the event. Jorge takes us to see it and talk to the participants and organizers. These racecars can cost nearly 1 million $ in the trophy truck class. Next we head out to the Las Canadas Campground where Jorge flies high across zip-lines and crosses treacherous hanging bridges on the canopy tour. Then experience the ATV ride on mountain trails. Finally, return back to downtown Ensenada where we learn how to fillet a fish at the famous Ensenada fish market.

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Fri May 8th, 10:00am
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Follow Jorge as we experience the famous Rosarito-Ensenada Bike Race and its colorful riders, including some dressed as knights, brides, and more. Then see the little known and secluded Rincon Tropical getaway with a mini-zoo, go carts, and beautiful scenery. Then follow Jorge as he has a ball at the remote control airplane field. Here we see local aviation enthusiasts maneuver their remote control airplanes like airshow pilots. And finally take a visit to Suzanne's restaurant, an American experience with a foreign flavor.

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Fri Mar 20th, 10:00am
Fri Mar 20th, 5:00pm

Follow host Jorge Meraz as he takes an incredible ultralight airplane ride high and above Rosarito Beach. Then check out the Famous Baja Studios where they filmed the movie Titanic. It is in fact the largest aquatic studio in the world. Next Jorge has a feast of lobster at Puerto Nuevo, as well as a sample of a few other little edibles.

Let's visit San Felipe on the inside coast of Baja. See the giant Cactus, drink a margarita, and hang out with the guys at the golf course. Next head northwest to Rancho La Puerta Spa. Voted by Travel and Leisure magazine as the #1 destination spa in the world, we had to check it out. Meet the 86 year old founder Deborah who takes us around. Deborah takes us to the gym and shows off how she can still do the bench press. Jorge receives royal spa treatment and a facial.

Listen in as the Tijuana Opera company rehearses for their next show. Then we cook and sample food from Mujeres Divinas Restaurant. Next our host visits the Caliente Racetrack and zoo and gets a rare chance to hold a baby tiger. After the tigers, host Jorge explores the hands-on science museum called El Trompo. Lastly, Jorge enjoys a meal at a hole in the wall burrito joint.

In this episode, we take a look at a famous new skyscraper in Tijuana. The architect explains how it was put together. Host Jorge Meraz then has a ball at the Tijuana Fair riding the rides and eating the foods. Later, a music festival captures our ears as we hear the young TJ locals. And lastly, Jorge cooks with the chef at La Querencia making "Baja Med" cuisine, drinking rattlesnake tequila, and eating freshly hunted wildlife.

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