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CROSSING SOUTH: San Quintin: Seafood Farming

Airs Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: A spectacular sunset in San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico.

CROSSING SOUTH is a travel show that explores Tijuana and Northern Baja. Bilingual travel companion and host, Jorge Meraz, takes you 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.

"San Quintin: Seafood Farming" - In this episode, host Jorge Meraz takes a trip down to San Quintin, which is about four hours south of San Diego. First we learn a little history about the British settlements that helped to start this town.

After getting a bite to eat at Molino Viejo Restaurant & Bar, we explore the fascinating world of seafood farming. Learn about the new oyster farming processes being used and observe a hesitant Jorge slurp one down with salsa and lime.

The abalone reseeding project is also an intriguing venture as we get to see the tiny month-old babies, all the way up to five-year-old adults. Our last adventure takes us to Ensenada where we watch the ocean water fly into the air at the largest ocean geyser in North America, La Bufadora.

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: San Quintin: Seafood Farming

Above: In this episode, host Jorge Meraz takes a trip down to San Quintin, which is about four hours south of San Diego. First we learn a little history about the British settlements that helped to start this town.

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Crossing South Series Preview

Above: CROSSING SOUTH is a travel show that explores Tijuana and Northern Baja. Bilingual travel companion and host, Jorge Meraz, takes you 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.