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... dinner. The following day, Liliana headed to work early and I nursed my cold with medicine and silence. We were then treated by Liliana's dad to a late lunch in a local restaurant, where we feasted on a huge seafood platter. After lunch I set off with Liliana and her mum, for a trip into the middle of nowhere! We headed first to Dunas de Bilbao where the dunes were vast and stretched far and wide. There wasn't too much wind and the sun was low in the sky, so it was a perfect time ...
... around town and found a suitable hotel (after seeing one in particular rather unsuitable one!) As it was Halloween I was quite excited to be in Mexico - the home of halloween (or so I thought) Turns out the scariest thing we encountered was being accosted by a bunch of spanish speaking kids in **** costumes that whinged cos we only gave them small monies! Back in my day you'd take your mandarin orange AND you'd like it!
The train ride ...
... main purpose of visiting Northern Mexico was to go into the Copper Canyon region. I'd done a bit of research, but the area was that huge I was mainly going to plan everything as and when I arrived.
My first base was a small town called El Fuerte, which was a small colonial town with the usual check list of Plaza – yep, Cathedral – yep, Some kind of boring museum – yep. Took about 10 minutes to walk round and see ...
We decided to take a bus to Creel today instead of starting the famous El Chepe train ride from Chihuahua where we spent last night. The bus to Creel is much cheaper and follows most of the same route as the train. The most dramatic part of the train ride starts in Creel and continues to El Fuerte. There's a final few hours that leave the dramatic canyon scenery to get to the coast and the last stop, but the arrival time is late at night and El Fuerte is supposed to be ...
... and they have been returned to the original owners, the Tarahumara Indians. A little museum was built beside the church to house the paintings. Unfortunately, Pedro was not able to find anyone to open up the museum so we didn't get a chance to look at the paintings...
The church was interesting though - a real mix of Catholic and indigenous designs. The floor is rough and made from massive wood slabs. There are no seats except for a stone bench ...
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