In the news coverage of the US, Mexico is full of drug trafficking, violent cartels and desperate migrants – and of course the wall. Sue Perkins has heard everything about the region but she wants to know what life is really like for ordinary people on both sides of the border. She travels 2,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, criss-crossing between these two great countries, to meet those who call the borderland home.
Season 1, Episode 01 –
Sue starts her journey in the Mexican city of Tijuana, on the Pacific Coast, at the western end of the border. On a night out with local student Matthew she tries just about every sample in a Tequila showroom and is left in no doubt the city deserves its reputation as a party town.