Before we left on our trip we watched as many food shows and travel shows as we could about Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

One I like is The Travel Channels Booze Traveler with Jack Maxwell. He goes to places and experiences them through the local drinks. Tequila in Guadalajara, Vodka in Russia, etc.

I had wondered why they hadn’t done a show in Oaxaca – as it is famous for Mescal.

As we were walking on the Calle Macedonio Alcalá (which is closed to traffic) I spotted Jack Maxwell hanging out beside a coffee place, with his standard coffee cup – in hand.

I yelled out that I liked the show and asked if he would take a pic with Karen – which he did gladly. We watched them film some scenes for the show, and tried to get into the background without being obvious. They had quite a small nimble crew.

As we walked up a artirial street a bit later, he saw us and got out of his car to say hi and “nice to meet you!” – which was nice. Really does seem to be a nice guy.

Check out the show on The Travel Channel – Tuesdays at 9:00pm / 8:00 central

Travel Channel – Booze Traveller page

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