We arrived in the Mexican equivalent of Havana, Cuba.  Our visit there included Parroquia de la Purisima Concepcion, El Mirador, and a guided tour of the homes around town. On recommendation of the tour guide we went to look around the Hacienda hotel near the church. We paid 30 pesos (£1.50) to walk around a hotel. It was actually stunning and you could see the appeal for weddings and special events which are held here. We had afternoon tea, but with Magaritas.  When in Rome...

In the afternoon, we attempted to make the trip to Creel by going along the eastern road. It was a pointless 1.5 hour trip, which left us blocked at farmers gate, so we could not continue. Well done Satnav. We had to go back on ourselves, through Alamos and up Mex15D.  We ended up in a town called Ciudad Obregon.  Police told us to move on or we would be killed.  The game of charades (they spoke no english whatsoever) included them doing 'slitting the neck' and 'bullet to the head' actions.  Eurgh - s**ting it.  We drove around for a bit before finding a busy petrol station to crash by.  Bright lights and lots of people has got to be better than somewhere quiet surely?!

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