Hotel Mansion Tarahumara
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... Ortiz. This pottery is sought by collectors and museums, depending on the artisan. We had seen a film on the coach about this pottery and had an opportunity tonight to see some pottery fired.
The restaurant tonight was a restored mansion. The owner and chef was a Belgian gentleman who had moved here after meeting and marrying a woman from this city. It was an elegant and unique atmosphere and was our Farewell Dinner for the tour. After dinner, ...
... We boarded the hotel bus and waved goodbye.
Our next stop was to meet a Tarahumara Shaman at her home. In simplistic terms, Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition. There's much that can be stated about it and I'm not qualified to do so. I was particularly interested in this as I attend guided meditation classes on Saturday mornings led by a Native American Shaman. The Tarahumara Shaman I met also serves as a mid-wife for the local Tarahumara. ...
... views and stayed here for a good few hours.
The scenery was gorgeous with the view changing as we left behind the arid plains of Sinaloa and approached the lush greenness of the canyons. Through a gap between rocky outcrops we'd spy a shimmering lake and then just as soon it would be gone. Capturing a photos was near impossible so I gave up and just enjoyed the ride.
In El Fuerte I'd still not made my mind up whether to stop in Posada Barrancas or Divisadero ...
... into the canyon but nothing we could do about that. So we did the cable car and then walked our little feet off around the rim for a couple of days with our guide dog in tow! I have mentioned the tarahumara a few times. They are an indigenous group who live in caves and small houses around the countryside in this area. They are most famous for running long distances, sometimes up to 24 hrs without stopping. The women make ...
... chainsaw (no joke). This chainsaw belonged to a proper alcoholic old dude who was stumbling around all over the place, whilst the rest of the Mexican’s were just throwing stuff at him and laughing. Not quite sure the guy knew what planet he was in, but kudos for not puking on that ride when drunk! Also a special shout out to some guy who managed to fall asleep in the world’s most uncomfortable position whilst on that bus. Everyone else just had to sit and bare ...