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Jun 5, 2008 - Copper Canyon Excursion

Another unusual day. First of all many happy returns to Victoria and sorry that our satellite phone ran out of battery after just a few minutes. After bvreakfast at 7a.m. we took theshort coach ride to the local station for our 6 hour trai journey uo into the mountains towards Chiuaua. Apparently this is Mexicos ONLY passenger train! The train was 30 minutes late as expectedand cosisted of four carriages - one first class, one economy, one bar carriage and one restaurant car. We climbed a total of 7500 feet up to Copper Canyon. This canyon...

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Feb 14, 2008 - Near Torreon

Thursday February 14…9:15pm Lots of trucks driving by, and still a bad stomach meant that sleep wasn’t very consistant last night. Still, we didn’t get up until 8am. (Which really was still 7am, because we went through another time change yesterday). Felt better though, so got ready to start driving. We’re in the mountains now, so it’s much colder. Durango is 6,000 ft above sea level. It was only 6.5 degrees on the bedside thermometer this morning, so we’re guessing it went down to about 3 degrees outside last night. Pretty dull scenery...

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Jan 10, 2008 - Durango, Mexican Hollywood

It is peak breakfast time in El Shrimp Bucket and I do not have the time to wait for a table to free up, so I take a Pulmonia, a sort of souped-up golf cart serving as a taxi, to the bus station, an ugly affair a few kilometres down the boulevard. "Caliente?", the guy asks, pointing at the sandwich I want to buy. "Si", I say, "Caliente" and he puts it in a microwave for a minute or so. I am now very suspicious of anything I eat before I leave on a long distance bus trip and warming it up may help, but it is only lukewarm when I open the...

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