Go Sonora, Mexico!

And why not sticking in the Americas with a trip to a challenging area of Mexico. I was to go on business trip to Ciudad Obregon, State of Sonora, the north of Mexico.

And as again touch briefly on the trip would like to give it more visibility on a single post, therefore, here it is folks.

I had the opportunity to visit a new area in Mexico, a few years back. As usual did the overall trip in my blog but feel did not tell you enough about this area. This was my visit to Ciudad Obregon in the State of Sonora, north of Mexico. The place was very much under security due to the unfortunate drug cartels there, but the local life continues without even noticing it. You only need to go to the below places and you should be ok. Anyway was an exciting visit to a place never before been, another dot in my world traveler’s globe!

Ciudad Obregón, is the capital city of the municipality of Cajeme,and is the second largest city in the state of Sonora. It is located in the center of a large agricultural and industrial basin in the south of the state. It is the most important urban center of the Yaqui river valley. It is located 525 km (326 mi) south of the state’s northern border with the U.S. state of Arizona.

This city was founded in 1927 by Alvaro Obregón and was established as a station where trains could make refill of water. The name of the station was Cajeme, name of a chief of the Yaqui people. The first whites to arrive settled in the barrio called Plano Oriente when irrigation works by the Richardson company began in the early 20C.

In 1928, the name of Ciudad Obregón was adopted in recognition of General Álvaro Obregón, former president of the Mexican Republic (1920-1924) and originally from Huatabampo, Sonora. General Obregón initiated an agricultural revolution in the Yaqui river valley, introduced modern agricultural techniques and made this valley one of the most prosperous agricultural regions in the country. The story goes I cannot validated. The American agronomist Norman Borlaug, architect of the “Green Revolution”, worked here after improving the resistance of wheat. From then on, he won the Nobel Prize.

The way to move here well is to come by air landing at the Ciudad Obregon International Airport (IATA: CEN and ICAO: MMCN) located 15 km (about 9.3 miles) to the southeast of the center of Ciudad Obregon. It has one terminal with three gates and two jetways. The airport is small but clean and nice. The webpage is here: Tourist office of Ciudad Obregon on the Airport

Ciudad Obregon

I flew in from Mexico city on InterJet airline with webpage at https://www.interjet.com/en-us

with good service and came back on AeroMexico,  again good flight services with webpage at https://www.aeromexico.com/en-us/

I stayed at the nice Holiday Inn, with a nice room,and pool facilities, center of city at Avenida Miguel Aleman webpage here: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/ciudad-obregon/cenar/hoteldetail

Ciudad Obregon

In the area we moved by car with great company taking the Federal highway No.15 that is quite heavily use linking Ciudad Obregón in the north to Guaymas ; the main Sonoran port, Hermosillo ;the State capital, and Nogales (Sonora’s main crossing point with the United States). The highway no 15 links Ciudad Obregón to the south towards Navojoa , the State of Sinaloa and Central America, making it the axis of “Canamex”, industrial corridor which unites Canada, the United States and Mexico. This is as good a route planner you can have in Mexico, a federal govt site: http://app.sct.gob.mx/sibuac_internet/ControllerUI?action=cmdEscogeRuta

I visit a wine shop next door to the Holiday inn that was just a new concept in the area to let you stored your own bottles. Unfortunately I forgot the name and no photos !! I ate at Los Arbolitos de Cajeme resto, at the casa Matriz(main resto as it is a chain ) at corner of Tabasco and Guerrero streets. I had my mero fish with butter here. The webpage : http://www.mariscoslosarbolitos.com/sucursales.html

Ciudad Obregon

Some things to see here if time allowed as mine was book on business this will be my favorite: Museum of the Yaqui: The museum offers a perspective of Yaqui culture having among its objectives rescuing, preserving, investigating and spreading the culture and way of life of the Yaquis. As well as stimulating in the state’s population the rediscovery of historical, linguistic and ethnic values of the Yaquis

The Yaqui people are settled in eight towns, Potam, Huirivis, Torim, Cocorit, Bacum, Vicam, Rahum and Belem. In about 7 km (4.3 miles) from the city is the first of the eight Yaqui towns that make the autonomous territory of these people known for their independent character, because it is one of the few American ethnic groups not dominated militarily by Spanish colonialists.

These I tried plenty. The culinary specialties of Ciudad Obregón are tacos with roasted meats; chimichangas which are fried tortillas with potatoes and meat; hot dogs with sausages inside a sliced bread to which you can add different seasonings and the Pozole which is a tamale soup with meat and different vegetables. Ciudad Obregon is famous for its tortillas. Since WWII, a large number of people have come from Japan and China to Mexico bringing new culinary traditions that mixed well here.

The tourist office of Ciudad Obregon in English here: Tourist office of Ciudad Obregon on things to see

And there you another trip by yours truly around the world, this time in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Hope you like the post and thank you for reading it.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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