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Tijuana- Tacos, Soccer
Rosarito- Bike Race & Zoo
Ensenada- Baja 500 & Ziplines
Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country
San Felipe & Tecate
Rosarito- Ultralights & Lobster
Tijuana- Zonkeys & Polka
Mexicali- Zoo & Brew
Mexicali- Rappel & Baseball
Mexicali & San Felipe
Tijuana- Cecut & Caesar
Rosarito- Horse Ride
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.
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.