Los Mochis - Creel

Trip Start May 31, 2007
Trip End Ongoing

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Toshi and I take the train through the beautiful copper canyon to a town called Creel in northern mexico.

The ride takes 11 hours but only are the first 2 a little boring.

The journey starts off fairly ordinary, but the scenery gradually becomes more impressive as the train starts to climb up to the main mountain plateau of central Mexico. In just a couple of hundred kilometres, the train climbs almost 2,500 metres, hugging the edges of mountains, passing through dozens of tunnels, and crossing many deep canyons and rivers.

As we reach the edge of the mountain plateau, we have arrived in an area inhabited by the Tarahumara Indians. A tribe who still live a very basic life style in cave dwellings.

Just before the train arrives in our destination, Creel, the train stops in Divisadero, from where there are great views over Copper Canyon.

We arrive in the small dusty town of Creel, and stay in Las Magaritas backpackers with food included, and where everybody sits down to eat dinner together.

The following day i take a tour with 2 dutch girls and a few Mexicans to the local area and visit Cusarare Waterfall, the lake and a tour to see where and how the Tarahumara people live.

That night i have a typical Mexican drink called a Michelada. This is a beer served with lime juice, assorted spices, chili pepper, ice and a salted rim.
Its pretty nice but one will do you.

tomorrow Marika, Alona (Dutch) and I are off to Chihuahua
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