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Tijuana: Cecut & Cesars Salad
Rosarito: Horse Ride
Bahia de Los Angeles
San Quintin – Seafood Farming
San Pedro Martir Observatory
Guerrero Negro Whales
Sandboarding & Hunting
Mexicali & Tecate
Sandboarding & Hunting
Ensenada: Race cars, French Food Architecture
Sailboats and Jams
Mountain Bikes and Cheese
Kayaks & Kumiai
Estero Beach & Tomatoes

Tijuana: Cecut & Cesars Salad
Cecut is the main museum and cultural center of not only Tijuana, but of Baja California. Jorge shows us around and gets in touch with the artistic and historical side of things. Afterward, Jorge samples the famous Caesar salad at the restaurant it was first invented at, right in Tijuana.

Rosarito: Horse Ride
Get ready to saddle up and head into some beautiful countryside just south of Rosarito. We join our friends from “All the Pretty Horses of Baja Rescue” to go on a horse-ride like in the old days. And after exerting ourselves, we stop by Tapanco, a famous little place that serves some unique plates of food.

Bahia de Los Angeles
We go to the “Natural Sea-World” at Bahia de Los Angeles, where we go fishing, snorkeling, and searching for the famed whale shark. Among colorful fish and playful sea lions, swimming with the whale shark is an unforgettable experience. Next we eat seafood from the region at a local restaurant.

San Quintin – Seafood Farming
San Quintin, a town 5 hours south of the border on the Pacific, is well know for its seafood farming. We start off by checking out an Oyster farm. Learn about farming process, Jorge try’s eating a raw oyster and has lots of fun. Next we visit a relatively new Abalone Farm. We learn all about Abalones, and check out all the different tanks with different sized creatures from baby to adult. We see a separate algae food farm for feeding the Abalone, and even see a lobster and some clams that are a future farming project. Next we head North to La Bufadora in Ensenada. See the natural ocean geyser phenomenon, and chat with a visitor.

Ensenada Fishing
Captain Sammy takes us out to go Deep Sea Fishing, Dolphin watching, and finally a harbor tour of Ensenada Bay. Next we try some world class seafood at a humble food cart called “La Guerrerense”, and more, on this episode of Crossing South.

San Pedro Martir Observatory
Get ready to explore the national observatory of Mexico on the mountains of Baja. Jorge talks with a Mexican scientist doing research on galaxies. We also observe the deer and coyote wildlife as well as take a hike through the redwood forests surrounding the telescopes. Coming back, we visit the Meling Ranch where Jorge learns about the history of the area and attempts to hunt soda cans.

Guerrero Negro Whales
There is something very special that happens in Baja every year. Thousands of whales migrate here each spring where it makes for some of the best whale watching on earth. Follow Jorge as we check out Guerrero Negro, where we not only see the whales, but pet them! We also get a chance to visit the largest salt mine on earth that happens to be in the same town.

Sandboarding & Hunting
Today on Crossing South we go to the Northeast corner of Baja California where we sandboard down sandunes in the small town of Algodones, discover a dessert oasis called Cañon de Guadalupe, and finally go hunting in the farm country to the South of Mexicali.

Mexicali & Tecate
Today, we try a zip-line at the city park, meet an off-road race organizer, try some beer at El Zume pub, discover the natural wonder of La Rumerosa, play in the snow, and eat sweet bread in Tecate.

Ensenada: Race cars, French Food Architecture
Have you ever wanted to ride along in a ridiculously expensive race-car? Here is your chance! After getting beat up by the bumps, we try some exquisite French Cuisine. Next we must learn about an architectural wonder in the Baja wine country called “Encuentro Guadalupe”

Sailboats and Jams
Sailing is something loved by many in Baja. Follow along as Jorge meets a sailboat racing team in Ensenada and later gets some hands-on fun with Gary the friendly captain. Later we meet Doña lupe who shows us her vineyard and selection of delicious jams.

Mountain Bikes and Cheese
There are a number of mountain biking enthusiasts in Baja, let’s get to meet them and see what they can do. Watch as they charge down hills, with an occasional fall here and there. Next we travel to Ojos Negros where we can sample the famous cheese and learn about how it is made. Lastly Jorge samples food at the “La Cava de Marcelo” Restaurant.

Kayaks & Kumiai
The La Bufadora ocean geyser is nice to see from land, but today we get up-close and personal with it on a Kayak. Breathtaking coastline views and habitat entertain us as we continue exploring the Punta Banda pennisula South of Ensenada. Next we meet the true locals, the Kumiai community at San Antonio Necua.

Estero Beach & Tomatoes
Today we get to have fun by Jet Ski and ATV in Estero Beach south of Ensenada. Next we learn Mexican history at the local museum. After getting some food, we head down to San Quintin to learn about tomato farming. Arturo Rodriguez from Los Pinos explains the farming methods and shows us around the greenhouse.

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Tijuana- Tacos, Soccer
Rosarito- Bike Race & Zoo
Ensenada- Baja 500 & Ziplines
Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country
Tijuana- Fair
Tijuana- Opera
San Felipe & Tecate
Rosarito- Ultralights & Lobster
Tijuana: Turista Libre
Tijuana- Zonkeys & Polka
Mexicali- Zoo & Brew
Mexicali- Rappel & Baseball
Mexicali & San Felipe

FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF EPISODES INCLUDED ON THIS 4-DVD Season I set

Tijuana: Tacos and soccer
Welcome to Crossing South, a new show that explores Norhtern Baja. In this pilot episode, Jorge starts off enjoying a selection of tacos. Next he takes a ride on some Spanish show horses. After-wards he learns about the beer fermenting process and samples fine beverages at TJ Beer. Lastly the Professional Tijuana soccer team, the Xoloitzcuintles, give interviews at practice time and a fantastic show at game time to win the championship.

Rosarito: Bike Race, go-carts, r/c airplanes, & food
Follow Jorge as we experience the famous Rosarito-Ensenada Bike Race and its colorful riders. Then see the little known and secluded Rincon Tropical resort with a mini-zoo, go carts, and beautiful scenery. Then follow Jorge as he has a ball at the R/C airplane field where we see local aviation enthusiasts maneuver their remote control airplanes. And finally take a visit to Suzanne’s restaurant, an American experience with a foreign flavor. Watch as Jorge goes into the kitchen and tries to make and successfully eat a delicious meal.

Ensenada: Baja 500 & ziplines
This Episode is all about Ensenada. The internationally famous Baja 500 is quite the event. Jorge takes us to see it and talk to the participants and organizers. Then head out to the Las Cañadas 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.

Wine Country: Valle De Guadalupe
In this episode, we’ll visit the famous wine country of Baja. Valle de Guadalupe is just North of Ensenada and is the Napa Valley of Mexico. Visit the harvest festival, wine taste, get to know the wine owners, and learn about the Russian history behind it all.

Tijuana: Skyline, Sweets, Fair & Fancy
In this episode, we take a look at a famous new skyscraper in Tijuana and interview the architect. Host Jorge Meraz then has a ball at the Tijuana Fair riding the rides and eating the foods. Later, we go to a music festival for 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.

Tijuana: Crooner, Tigers, Drinks & Food
Jorge hangs out with the Tijuana Opera and listens in as the company rehearses for their next show. Then he cooks and samples food from Mujeres Divinas Restaurant. Next he visits the Caliente Racetrack and zoo and gets a rare chance to hold a baby tiger. After the tigers, Jorge explores the hands-on science museum called El Trompo. Lastly, Jorge enjoys a meal at a hole in the wall burrito joint.

San Felipe & Tecate
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. Jorge receives royal spa treatment and a facial.

Rosarito: Ultralight, Baja Studios, Lobster
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.

Tijuana: Turista Libre
Jorge rides along with a fun tour company called Turista Libre. We go on a Calafia Bus with some other american tourists 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.

Tijuana: Zonkeys & Polka
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. 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”.

Mexicali: Zoo & Brew
Holding birds, and feeding hippos are just some of the interesting things 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 good food at Las Campanas restaurant. Lastly, we cool off from the Mexicali heat with a refreshing “Raspado” Ice treat.

Mexicali: Rappel & Baseball
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”.

Mexicali & San Felipe
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.