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... into a giant party, with live music, food stalls, and even a horse dancing competition. It was amazing - and all gone the next morning.
On Thursday we flew to Mexico City for a night, then Guatemala City for a night and back to Rio Dulce by Bus on the 18th. Back to Yoga at 0700 before it gets too hot, and general chores.
So much for half a train trip. Perhaps after a few months of intensive Yoga, I'll get over it.
... sight to see. We took a number of photos and I got some good panoramic shots and we were back on the train again.
The opportunity was there to spend the day in Creel which is the most populated town on the route and close to the Mexican Grand Canyon, there are opportunities to hike within the canyon but these were all 2/ 3 day hike minimums and we did not have the time. If we were completely honest we had done enough hiking in Thailand ...
In the state of Chihuahua there is a canyon system formed by the Rio Fuerte (Strong River), which stretches for many miles. It is considered the Grand Canyon of Mexico. But instead of setting the stage for a Road Runner cartoon, its dense pine forest makes it a better backdrop for Paul Bunyan. Also, the deepest part of the Grand Canyon is about 6000 feet, while Copper Canyon maxes out ...
El Chepe, the Copper Canyon train, is the only passenger train in Mexico and has been in business for over 50 years. 405 miles of track connect Los Mochis, in Sinaloa, with the city of Chihuahua,....in Chihuahua. The second class carriages are only available on certain days so I took the first class for the the first leg of my trip, to Posada Barrancas.
Accompanied by almost purely foreign tourists we were treated to comfy seats and information about the route provided ...
So here is the first of my big adventures in the Copper Canyon area. They were both pretty horrendous experiences, but at least make good stories now I've come out the other side alive and unhurt.
After leaving the town of Creel, I got a minibus into the village of Batopilas. I had read the road and journey were supposed to be pretty disgusting, as the road was pretty much the windiest thing in the world from about 3000m right down to ground level. I woke up shortly ...