Mexico Part Uno

We made it across the border last Saturday night (actually, anyone with a couple of $US could have made it over the border – the guy just got on the bus and asked us all to “push the green button”! Probably a bit harder to go back… ;o)

We took a bus to Nogales, where we crossed the border, then another to Los Mochis and a third to El Fuerte. We stayed in the most gorgeous authentic hacienda in El Fuerte, which was just so full of character. Here’s a picture, but there are more here too.

On Monday we got the Copper Canyon Railway from El Fuerte to Chihuahua, which took 13 hours, but was fantastic. While we were waiting for the train, I made friends with a cat who started scratching my bag. I managed to persuade him to stop and eventually he went to sleep at my feet. The first of (hopefully) several lolcatz!

We had nice comfy seats with no-one sitting opposite us, there was a bar and a restaurant and the views were great – waterfalls, rapids, rivers, bridges, mountains, cactuses (cacti?!) – marvellous! The train stopped for about 15 minutes at a little village with stalls and another great view of the canyon.

In Chihuahua we took a stroll around the old town and the cathedral and had an ice lolly in the park (total cost for 2 = 5p!), then we took another (20 hour!) bus to Mexico city. We met a very helpful bus official who we both thought looked a lot like Bunk from The Wire (Duncan – give us your verdict)..?

More soon, love Gude x

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7 Comments so far

  1. mum on July 9th, 2009

    The hacienda looks wonderful and I love a train journey. Better than the old overnighters to Venice? Great to hear all’s well. Big hugs. Love mum xxxxx

  2. Verity on July 9th, 2009

    You’re rivalling Michael Palin for documenting the travellers tales. It’s so lovely to hear what you’re up to and see your pictures.
    Sending you big hugs

  3. Gude on July 9th, 2009

    Yes, you would have loved the train mum – 13 hours in 1st class for £85 each – much better value than Virgin!

  4. Gude on July 9th, 2009

    Glad you guys are reading the blog – it’s good fun for me and another way of keeping in touch as well as email and FB :o)
    Hope all is good at Ogilvy – has there been another 30th birthday yet? Know there are a couple coming up soonish… x

  5. Duncan on July 10th, 2009

    HE DOES LOOK LIKE BUNK!!!!!!!!  HA HA HA!!!!

    I’m so jealous!!!

    Does he smoke cigars???  I want to meet him!!

  6. Gude on July 11th, 2009

    Doesn’t he?!  Not sure about the cigar smoking – it’s not allowed in the bus terminal anyway…  ;o)

  7. Kit on July 14th, 2009

    Oooooooooo – very pretty scenery – quite a change after Vegas!