Travel to Chihuahua, Mexico – Episode 301

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The Amateur Traveler talks again to Photographer Ralph Velasco about the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.

Ralph was recently on assignment throughout Mexico but this region made the biggest impact on him.

The city of Chihuahua itself is rather industrial. There are some nice historical sites such as a beautiful church, Poncho Villa’s museum. But the valley just north of Chihuahua through Casas Grande and heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paquimé is absolutely gorgeous. Paquimé is a pre-Columbian pueblo complex.

Chihuahua is also known for the beautiful Copper Canyon train ride which is the best way to see this beautiful site. Copper Canyon is a popular tourist destination with Mexicans. Copper Canyon is larger and portions are deeper than the Grande Canyon.

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Show Notes
18 Tips for Shooting from a Train
App Store – My Shot Lists for Travel
Photo Tips: Same Scene, Different Time of Day
Chihuahua (state)
Chihuahua, Chihuahua
The state of Chihuahua, Mexico
Casas Grandes
Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes
Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua
Creel, Chihuahua
Copper Canyon
Divisadero, Mexico – Mexico Guru
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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

2 Responses to “Travel to Chihuahua, Mexico – Episode 301”



I don’t know about you, but I’ve been alternating between giggles and revulsion at the idea of a “Chihuahua burrito.” 🙂



that one got a chortle from me

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