El Chepe

Finally I have wi-fi again. I decided to make an exception from telling my story state after state. The train “El Chepe” is crossing the Copper Canyon, but starts in Los Mochis, Sinaloa and ends in Chihuahua, Chihuahua. It crosses as well the state of Sonora. I think it is better you can read about this part of my trip on the same page, even there will be pages for other places for every of these three states.

I have been in a little adventure, too, on this part of the trip, though stay tuned until the following link is working: El Chepe.

Copper Canyon

Copper canyon (Spanish: Barranca del Cobre) is one of my favourite destinations. Finally I will start to see it the upcoming morning. My first part will be: Los Mochis to Bahuichivo by train. From the train station Bahuichivo I will take the bus to Urique, very down in the canyon and stay there for three nights. I hope I can attend a jungle tour. Friday, 9th I will go by bus from Urique to Bahuichivo and continue by train to Cuauhtémoc, where I will stay for two nights. Afterwards I will go by train to Chihuahua. In the town of Chihuahua I have a couch surfing host, with which I will stay for five days and hopefully also explore the surroundings.

I hope I can update my blog even during travelling the Copper canyon, but as I wrote before: It is not sure, that wi-fi will work there – especially in Urique. Stay tuned!

Ferry to Topolobampo

Tomorrow, 26th February 2018 at 14:30 MST (GMT -7 hours, while CET is GMT +1 hour) my ferry will leave the harbour of Pichilingue, La Paz for the harbour of Topolobampo, close to Los Mochis. The crossing of the “Mar de Cortes” (Bay of California) will take six (6) hours and be very boring, I think, but It is here, where the adventure really begins.

To go by ferry for nine hours I have done before. It was the 21st March 2016, when I was crossing the Brass Strait from Devonport, Tasmania to Melbourne, Victoria – both in Australia. I had to pay 86 AUD, around 55 EUR (1,250 MZN), though the amount of 1,100 MZN (48 EUR) seems to be a high price, even a meal is included, because Mexico has a totally different economy as Australia.

Anyway, on the other side of the Bay of California I am expecting the “real Mexico”, which has less influences of the USA, more beautiful nature, more cultural differences and more historical buildings, including the old Maya temples. Why I anyway started with Baja California, depended on, that I was interested in to see as much as possible of the country. Without this part of Mexico the mosaic would not be complete.

At this place I also have to name, that you sometimes need to wait for the update of my blog, because I have heard, that Internet is not available in the mountains respectively at the bottom of the mountains. I will try my best to keep you updated and I am very happy, that wi-fi is provided even in this country.

To read about my crossing of the Bay of California go to Baja California Sur, and scroll down to the 26th February 2018.