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Crossing South

Crossing South

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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As we move South away from the city of Mexicali, we reach the Hardy River. It is actually the Mexican side of the Colorado River, and we follow Jorge as he takes a boat ride and later Kayaks all around. Then we continue on to San Felipe where we meet the fisherman and take an ocean boat ride. Later we visit the hot springs and sample the tasty seafood available in the region.

Holding birds, and feeding hippos are just some of the interesting things Jorge gets to do at the Mexicali Zoo. You gotta love how you can interact with these animals South of the border. We also sample beer at the Cucapa Brewery, and eat tasty food at Las Campanas restaurant. Lastly, we cool off from the Mexicali heat with a refreshing "Raspado" Ice treat.

Jorge is afraid of heights, so wait until you see the look on his face as he faces the task of tossing himself over the side of a 5 story building to rappel down like a swat team in a movie. And if there is one thing to do in Mexicali, it is to sample the amazing Chinese cuisine. Next we hang out with the baseball team "Las Aguilas" and lastly sample some goodies at the Restaurant/Taco stand "Las Brasas Asadero".

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Jorge rides along with tour company Turista Libre. But this is no standard tour, as we soon find out. We go on a Calafia Bus to see what the locals do. The first stop is Mercado Hidalgo which is a large local market in Tijuana. Then we go to Mundo Divertido to ride roller-coasters and other interesting rides.

Let's get to know the Tijuana Professional Basketball team called the "Zonkeys". Watch as Jorge attempts to take on the pro players 1 on 1. We can only imagine what happens. Later, we try a traditional Mexican sandwich called the "Torta". Lastly Jorge hangs out with a quirky gypsy polka band from Tijuana called "Ballenas de Jonas".

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