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CROSSING SOUTH: Tijuana: Crooner, Tigers, Drinks & Food

Airs Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. & Saturday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Host Jorge Meraz gets a rare chance to hold a baby tiger at the Tijuana Zoo.

Host Jorge Meraz (right) rehearses with the Tijuana Opera.
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Above: Host Jorge Meraz (right) rehearses with the Tijuana Opera.

Host Jorge Meraz (right) samples food from Mujeres Divinas Restaurant.
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Above: Host Jorge Meraz (right) samples food from Mujeres Divinas Restaurant.

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."

"Tijuana: Crooner, Tigers, Drinks & Food" - In this episode, 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 Jorge 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 that makes great meals for a small price.

Past episodes of CROSSING SOUTH are available for online viewing. Maps of the locations featured on the show are also available online. CROSSING SOUTH is on Facebook.

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CROSSING SOUTH: Tijuana Opera, Racetrack & Zoo

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Series Preview: CROSSING SOUTH

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