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katherine’s Travel Diary

Monday, 29 Aug 2005

Location: Creel, Mexico

MapWow, I´m having an amazing time in Mexico. Apart from a small incident where a boy threw up on my bag on the bus it has been great fun! The people are wonderful and I was delighted to find that most of the men actually wear cowboy hats and boots with jeans and chequered shirt! I did the train ride along the Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon) yesterday which was just fantastic. And the first train I´ve been on with armed guards! We passed through lots of little dusty towns and saw indigenous people with their amazing brightly coloured clothing. Stopped for the night in the little town of Creel where I´ve met lots of other travellers, and glad to find that their Spanish is as terrible as mine! We all went out to a bar last night and listened to the guitarists while drinking beer and tequila - true Mexican style. Today we went on a 4h horse ride to the edge of the canyon and around to a waterfall. I´m very sore now but the experience was amazing. Really pleased I did this little detour to Mexico!