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Travel Blogs from Los Mochis
... the Country..! The ferry times were not in sync with the train so we decided to take an extra day in Los Mochis before taking the train, this would allow us to recover from the recent burst of travelling and prepare us for 15 hours on a train!
The ferry from La Paz to Los Mochis was around 95% locals and 5% tourists, most of whom paid for the 4 berth private cabins for the 6 hour journey across ...
... about 400 kilometres north of Mazatlan, obviously adding considerably to our mileage. Anyway, the tickets were purchased for about 4 days later, together with directions to the port. So far, so goodish.
On the appointed day we drove towards the port in order to arrive the requisite two hours before sailing, about midday. As per usual, there were absolutely no signs, so drove round and round a few times before eventually being directed through the right gate. We ...
... get to the right room, there is a lineup, mostly truckers with paperwork. After about a half hour we get to the window. To be informed we have to have a 'paper' for our vehicle before we can get our tickets. We go outside in search of where this is accomplished, "What building please", 2 or 3 agents rush off on ATV's looking for someone (maybe who can speak English to the stupid Gringo's?). In a 'little' while, a young man appears from ...
... and another one, to El Fuerte, an apparently smaller, prettier and safer spot to start the train journey from.
With the usual asking many people for directions, getting many conflicting answers, choosing the ones we thought were right, and asking some more people, we found the correct bus terminus (Los Mochis has 6 or 7 different termini for the different destinations and bus companies!) and, like everyone else waiting, sat and waited for the next bus to El ...
... slit at the back where the water drained out of
-two beds that were incredibly nice with great pillows
-shower that was about 8x8 feet and a rain style shower head directly above
-and a pool but unfortunately we got in a bit late/leave early
*note: each room does not have a pool but that would be pretty wild
After enjoying the accommodations for our short stay we hit the road again for Tepic