Mexico
Sinaloa

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day81

    El Chepe

    May 14, 2017 in Mexico

    Nach drei Monaten auf der Baja California haben wir nun mit der Fähre aufs Festland übergesetzt. In dem hübschen kleinen Kolonialstädtchen El Fuerte parken wir unser Auto für einige Tage und steigen um in den Zug. El Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacífico, kurz El Chepe, gilt als eine der eindrucksvollsten Eisenbahnstrecken der Welt und ist eine technische Meisterleistung: Auf 656 km Länge führen die Schienen über 37 Brücken und durch 86 Tunnel, und vollziehen teils über- teils unterirdisch mehrere komplette Kehren. Wir befahren den spektakulärsten Abschnitt, eine 275 km lange Teilstrecke, und überwinden dabei fast 2500 Höhenmeter. Die entlegene Gegend, durch die die Gleise führen, ist in der Hand verschiedener Drogenkartelle; deshalb fahren bewaffnete Polizisten im Zug mit.Read more

  • Day0

    MAZATLAN

    March 13 in Mexico

    First day of our Copper Canyon adventure began with a 7 hour journey through the states of Nayarit and Sinaloa, passing through areas of fertile farms of sugarcane, mangoes, tobacco, tomatoes, pineapples, aguave and sorghum.

    Mazatlan with its population of 600,000 is twice the size of Puerto Vallarta. It’s the second busiest port in Mexico and is well know for its shrimp and tuna.

    A mode of transportation unique to Mazatlan is the “pulmonia” an open taxi.

    The Malecon here is around 20+ km long, compared to the 1.6 km one in PV, one of the longest seafront walkways in the world.

    We had dinner with friends of Linda’s. Doug & Eileen stay 4 months in Mazatlan.
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  • Day2

    TARAHUMARA - Girls' School

    March 15 in Mexico

    In Cerocahui, we visited the Tarahumara Girls’ School that boards girls from ages 4 - 12. There is presently 90 young girls living here.

    Five nuns oversee the care of their young charges. Every girl is responsible for washing their clothes each day, even the 4 year olds! All other chores are assigned. The older girls get breakfast ready for all. Mothers from the community gather to prepare the other two meals.

    It is a very tough decision for Tarahumara parents to send their daughters here as they are much needed for chores back home. 20% do go on to college and surprisingly many return to their very simplistic life style. Boys have limited schooling as they are needed as labour back in their settlements.

    Donations as well as supplies were given by our group.
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  • Day5

    LOS MOCHIS

    March 18 in Mexico

    Everyone in our tour group is saddened to depart from this magnificent part of the world.

    After our Sunday morning walk and another delicious lunch of Black Bass fish, we climbed onto a large bus to be taken to the Barrancas del Cobre train station for a 5 hour train ride to El Fuerte. Such a pleasurable way to travel! Linda and I are adamant about doing more of this....We thoroughly enjoyed our dining car experience for supper while watching the scenery quickly pass by.

    At El Fuerte we boarded a full size bus for the hour and a half trip to Los Mochis and our stay at the San Anita Hotel. We were treated to a beautiful sunset over the mountains as they faded into the distance.

    Our final day: a flight from Los Mochis to Mexico City, a lengthy layover there and then back to Puerto Vallarta.

    And the end of another great adventure exploring this wonderful country of Mexico.
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  • Day1

    EL FUERTE

    March 14 in Mexico

    A long 6 hour day of driving through lush agricultural land. Often reminded me of Fraser Valley near Vancouver. Sinaloa is the major tomato producer for Mexico. So interesting to see trucks overflowing with red tomatoes lined up near a processing plant.

    El Fuerte (The Fort) was founded in 1564 and named for the military garrison constructed by the Spaniards as protection against the indigenous people. We toured this museum and then boarded a river raft and cruised leisurely down the El Fuerte River to bird watch and examine the petroglyphs “The Wall of the Mask”.

    Our lodging was at the Posada del Hidalgo, a charming historical colonial style mansion converted into a hotel. The antique furnishings in it were beautiful. Happy hour was hosted by the legendary “Zorro”. He dragged me up to dance with him! And I don’t dance!! It is said that in this place, Don Alejandro de la Vega was born in 1795. Brought back memories of my childhood watching the TV show!
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  • Day3

    COPPER CANYON - The Hotel

    March 16 in Mexico

    Perched on the rim of the gorge, the El Mirador Hotel was the perfect accommodation to experience the magnificence of this area.

    Up at dawn two mornings in a row to view the sunrise. A first ever for me!

    On our balcony at dusk the first night, we witnessed the most amazing silence. NOTHING!! No dog barking, no bird singing, no insect buzzing, no distant traffic noise, no electrical hum......NOTHING!! We dared to utter a whisper to break the mesmerizing experience.Read more

  • Day5

    Off to Divisadero on our final day in Barrancas del Cobre. Never have I been on a more spectacular walk!! A mile long trek along the Canyon edge.

    Impossible to find words to describe the magnificence and grandeur here!

  • Day0

    TIANGUIS

    January 20 in Mexico

    Pics from the local market where we buy our veggies, English videos, cajeta (homemade caramel concoction that I love!!), other super cheap “stuff”and our lunch “pollo” or “asada” quesadilla and “coka” (coke comes in large 500 ml glass bottles).

  • Day2

    "CHEPE" TRAIN

    March 15 in Mexico

    The “Chepe” - the Chihuahua-Pacifico train - is one of the man made wonders of Mexico. A marvel of engineering achievement, it opened in 1961 after taking over 100 years to construct.

    The trek through the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains has 87 tunnels and 39 bridges, many of which we did the first day from El Fuerte to Cerocahui, including the longest tunnel at almost 2 km.

    Linda and I absolutely loved this mode of transportation and hope to do more train travel in the future.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Estado de Sinaloa, Sinaloa, SIN, シナロア州, 錫那羅亞州

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