Hotel Mansion Tarahumara
Travel Blogs from Copper Canyon
... of the conductors speaking with a microphone. As we passed the first bridge..also the longest on the route...I joined the rest of the melee squeezed into the section connecting the two carriages for a better look. Here you had open windows which you could hang out of to get the perfect shot....just keep an eye out for approaching tunnels which through which the train barely has space enough to pass! I much preferred hanging out in this connecting area, with the fresh air ...
... 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 ...
... as was told the bus would be leaving around 6.30. However that was only on certain days, and not the day I had chosen where it should have left at 9am, but for some reason didn’t actually depart until 2! Well that was that day written off then…
Naturally due to the longer waiting time, the bus was ridiculously over capacity but that didn’t stop people trying to cram all kinds of strange and random items on, as I was sandwiched in between some rugs and ...
... Divisidero area and be able to take the cable car across the canyon
- spend 3 days travelling/staying in Batopilas which is at the bottom of the canyon - we would like a private driver/guide to take us down and up
- learn about the Tarahumara native people (barefoot runners) and their interesting way of life
- be in Chihuahua by March 22 in order to catch a flight back to Mexico City
- stay in clean and comfortable hotels but not luxury
... and pretty much
climbed into bed early. Even the young
guys who had manhandled the power scree all day. If there was anyone out there working harder
than those four young men, I didn’t see them. But everyone worked hard from the
guys raking concrete to the guys finishing the floor with trowels and power
trowels, to the women delivering burritos to the site so we didn’t have to
break for lunch. It was a great day and