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The Copper Canyon Trail is an immense 15 hour train journey from Los Mochis through to Chihuahua, the route is 418 miles long and takes in 37 bridges and 86 tunnels and reaches nearly 8000 feet above sea level. The route crosses the 'Mexican Grand Canyon' which is much larger than it's American counterpart but does not have the same vantage points which makes the Grand Canyon so popular and well known.
We left our hotel at 5am ...
... and dormant.
I slept well, and took full advantage of a non-car-based sleeping area. I checked out at 11:59am...just avoiding extra charges. Tonight, a friend from Saudi Arabia (not a Saudi, but a Welsh-woman who worked there) was flying in to join me for a bit in the area; check out Copper Canyon and all that north-central Mexico has to offer. Menna was one of the main reasons Saudi was bearable. ...
So my arrival in Chihuahua was heralded with an immediate trip to a local bar to watch some live music and down a bucket or 2 of beer. With my precarious financial situation...I needed a cashpoint stat! But had enough for beer! I hadn't actually eaten all day save for a couple of marshmallow topped cookies, so the beers (and accompanying popcorn) went down very well. Caro and her cousin were great company and there was that instant ...
This time I have put in captions with most of the pics. Chihuahua had a very different feel to Mexico City. We got a bit lost in the dark and the alleyways were desolate narrow and grim. It didn't worry Brian too much but I was out of my comfort zone! I was pleased to move on. Very few tourists around Creel and the Copper Canyon at this time which was nice for us but a lot of places ...
... continued on, walking to the other end of the town, and back to the main highway.
I walked a couple of kilometres, before a truck pulled alongside me. I told them where I was going and jumped in the back (in the open top boot part). They drove a couple more kilometres, and as it was pretty cold, invited me to sit in the back seat of the vehicle. It was at this point, I noticed they may be the guys from the village, but there was only two of them and still everything ...