The largest city in New Mexico, Albuquerquewas founded in 1706 and had an erre in the second syllable in honor of the Viceroy of New Spain, the Duke of Alburquerque, whose title came from the homonymous city of Badajoz. But in the 19th century, when it became independent, it also lost the first R, although it continued to preserve the same traditional Hispanic architecture. Today the city of Rio Grande It has a modern center nestled in the middle of the desert, and claims to be the world capital of hot air balloons. But what he can really brag about is that thanks to ‘breaking bad’ the city is one of the pilgrimage sites of the famous Route 66.

    There is no series fan who crosses from US coast to coast who does not want to be photographed in the settings where it was recorded one of the best series of all time. And not only that, because the modern western that Vince Gilligan premiered on AMC in 2008, and ran for 62 episodes, about Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a sad chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine cook when he is diagnosed with terminal cancer, was an earthquake that inaugurated the new era of streaming.

    As such, it had millions of fans eager for new installments. and so it came Better Call Saul‘, the prequel focused on one of the characters, the lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), the finale of which concludes on Netflix this August. And then ‘The way’the film-sequel about the adventures of Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), the student of the narco ‘Heisenberg’.

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    The three productions share the same stages of low houses in the sun and cracked streets of Albuquerque; a real set that Gilligan turned into yet another leading man.

    A walk through the streets of this town of just over half a million residents makes the tourist relive legendary chapters. You can hire a ‘tour’ in a caravan like the one Walter White used to prepare his blue crystals. It costs 75 dollars. But the same tour can be done for free. Obligatory stop, whites house (3828 Piermont Drive). Many people went there to recreate the famous scene where Walter throws a pizza onto his roof.

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    It is no longer possible, the current owner has fenced the house.

    The other houses to see are those of Pinkman (colonial style, in Country Club) and the mansion of Hankthe chemist’s brother-in-law (4908 Cumbre Del Sur), and, of course, the car wash (9516 Snow Heights) and the famous restaurant The chickens brothersactually a Twisters franchise.