Hotel Villa Mexicana at Creel
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... It's on the top ten train rides in the world or something so we were expecting it to be nice, but WOW! It was 6 hrs of ravines and canyons and amazing engineering of rivers and tunnels over rivers and waterfalls. And because it's Meico I spent a while hanging out of a window betwen carriages feeling the sun on my face and the wind in my hair. I was quite reluctant to leave my post but the security guard was armed with a large, intimidating, ...
... finding somewhere which sold beer was a bit more of a challenge, and then the grandma of the house ordered me to bed at 9pm!
Spent the night there, and then a second because my plan was to get the El Chepe train (the only one which exists in Mexico, and one of the only ones in the whole of Latin America). On two or three days a week there was a second class train which was 50% of the price as the first class, even though they turned out to be ...
... more interesting town than the final stop in Los Mochis. Creel is a funny little logging town with only a few streets, but it's the jumping off point for bike rides, hikes and tours of the canyon. Actually, it's a number of canyons all strung together. We're staying two nights in Creel since we arrived at 5 PM and want to spend the day tomorrow exploring, hopefully by rented bicycle, if the bloody rain stops. We had dinner at a colorful restaurant on the main street ...
... walls. The crosses and light fixtures were made of tree branches. All along the walls there were traditional Tarahuma designs on the white walls and there was a notched log ladder that went up to the choir loft. At the front of the church were some traditional Catholic paintings and altar.
The priest, who resided in the mission in the 1960's, realized that education was very important for the Tarahumara children and built two boarding schools - one in ...
... of rocks and adobe and it is amazing that the buildings have still held their form after years of dry and rainy seasons. Remember adobe bricks are made from mud (clay and sand), straw and other organic things. When it rains, you'd think that it would dissolve somewhat. The roofs have caved in and the wooden floors are gone. Probably the townspeople used some of the materials when the mining operation stopped. Bougainvilla vines grow up and over the ruins and young children ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility