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Globe Trekker

Baja, California (#120)

Ian begins his journey down the peninsula in the border town of Tijuana, hitching south on Baja's only highway. After miles of uninterrupted cacti, Ian experiences a sea-spray shower at one of the world's best blowholes. In San Quintin, a typical one-horse town, he finds the only accommodation available is a faded hotel originally built for Hollywood stars. With two local fishermen in Mulege, Ian enjoys a whale-watching trip with friendly whales that come close enough to be touched. Ian is privy to an ancient ceremony in Mexico with the cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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