Who DOESN´T want a Zapatista doll??!

Trip Start Sep 06, 2006
Trip End Apr 01, 2007

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

I woke up in a pretty bad mood. I still hadnt managed to shake the terrible feeling of being robbed, so I showered, had a light breakfast and headed to an internet cafe to hopefully be cheered up by Ross. Well, it worked extremely well, and I wandered around the city in a much better mood. I came back to the hostel in time for a massive rain storm, read my book, and waited out the rain. Around 2 the rain broke, more or less, so another girl from the hostel and I decided to head to the market.

I had one thing on my mind: I knew I wanted a zapatista doll. Now, some of you may be wondering why I would want a doll of a violent, political organization. Clearly you dont know me at all!! So I got myself a Zapatista doll, for the shocking price of 1.50$. After much bargaining, of course. I kinda wanted the one on a horse, but it was pretty big, and would have been hard to hide in my luggage. hehe. I also bought a beautiful scarf for 4$. Gotta love cheap textiles. Im probably going to go back to the market tonight to get a few things that I missed out...a hat, and some presents for the folks back home. (Sorry, theyre surprises!)

Tonight Im meeting up with some Aussie folks (big surprise) and well arrange our travel plans for the next little bit. Yay travel companions!

What Im reading: Jack Kerouac. (I dont see what the big deal is yet...)

Costs for the day: Shopping extravaganza, 15$, food 18$ (including a coffee to help improve my mood!), hostel 5$.
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gillianbean on

How could you NOT want a Zapatista doll?
Jessie... sorry to hear you've been robbed but I'm glad they spared your most critical things and that you have insurance for the rest. I truly hope it's a right of passage that won't be repeated.

I'm writing in response to your Jack Kerouac comment... I assume you're reading 'On The Road' which happens to be among my very favourite books. It isn't so much the kind of book that will change your life or compel you to read passages out loud, but it sucks you in by encapsulating an era and a generation - the beat generation which were the original hippies. Also, rumour has it he wrote the book by stream of consciousness in just two weeks, fuelled by Benzedrine. It is the perfect book for you while you are 'On the Road' so enjoy!


p.s. Congrats on the doll. I won't judge you if you cuddle it at night.

danawesley on

hello again!
Awwww, its too bad that youy got robbed... but it seems like you aren't letting it ruin your whole trip. On a lighter note- I have a little Zapatista too! Robin got it for me when he was in San Cristobal! We are with you in spirit.... love Dana

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