Crossing South: Tijuana: Skyline, Sweets, Fair & Fancy
Airs Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published January 25, 2012 at 1:59 p.m., updated June 14, 2013 at 10 a.m.
CROSSING SOUTH is a travel show which explores Tijuana and Northern Baja. Bilingual travel companion and host, Jorge Meraz, takes the audience on a journey and demystifies the area.
Get to know the people, vernacular, foods, customs and places frequented by the locals. To find these travel treasures, Jorge goes further than the tourist traps. There’s a lot to learn and fun to have right next door by "Crossing South."
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.
CROSSING SOUTH is on Facebook.