3. Then you’re going to need to set the sat nav for Albuquerque, New Mexico.
4. Approach the city from the west, taking a detour at the Tohajiilee Indian Reservation.
This stunning portion of the Navajo Nation is sparsely populated, numbering less than 2,000 residents. It’s an arid land of red and ochre plateaus, mesas and imposing rock formations.
To’ Hajiilee is the name of the 13th episode of Season Five, and is interpreted as “bringing up water from a natural well”.
5. Have a look for Walt’s buried money.
These beautiful, barren sands have served as the location for early meth cooks, cash stash spots, and a monumental shoot out in recent weeks.
Adventures Outwest can provide ATVs if you want to get a feel for the place.
6. Now it’s time to head into ABQ proper.
Albuquerque is home to half a million people and is the state’s only major metropolis. Sandwiched between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains it’s a pretty cinematic spot and assumes a lead role in Breaking Bad.
12. Albuquerque’s pretty big though, so you may be better off grabbing a map and going it alone.
15. Be sure to say hi to the lady who lives there.
She gets a couple of hundred visits a month, apparently. Many of them hurl pizzas on to the roof by way of tribute.
20. OK. Let’s explore central ABQ. The Crossroads Motel is another key sight.
This cosy spot features in several of BB’s most insalubrious scenes, most notably when Hank takes Walt Jr junkie spotting. NB: if you’re thinking of staying here during your trip, have a quick gander at the place’s crucifixion on Tripadvisor first…
Address: 1001 Central Ave. NE, Central Ave and I-25.
23. OK, let’s head west to Java Joes.
Tuco’s lair might have been blown sideways in the show thanks to a small serving of mercury fulminate, but in real life Java Joe’s serves up 20 different coffees and features an exhibition of local artworks.
Address: 906 Park Avenue SW.
28. The Civic Plaza is a crucial stop.
It’s where Jesse, wired for sound, very nearly stung Walt but pulled out at the last minute during Season 5 episode Rabid Dog. The plaza is part of Downtown Albuquerque’s 10-year, multi-million dollar revitalization.
Address: 321 4th Street NW.
37. Oh, and maybe see some non-BB stuff too…
The neon-lit Central Avenue, Nob Hill district, Indian Pueblo Cultural Centre and October’s massive hot-air balloon rally are all worth checking out.