Archive for November, 2008


Continue reading Pantyhose

I finally found a market so I don’t have to visit the Soryana. Soryana is the only large grocery store in Zacatecas and it is owned by, damn it, Wal-Mart. I visit it because they are the only ones with pasta and sauce and soup and other stuff like that. But in my wanderings on […]

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La Club Mina

Continue reading La Club Mina

Saturday November 01, 2008 [This post is a continuation of the post called ‘Las Quince Letres‘ ] Saturday night at 10 I was sitting in the lobby of the hostel.  At dinner last night the German and the Englishman (for simplicity sake I will call them Hans and Simon) made plans to visit the disco […]

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Filling the Bathtub

Continue reading Filling the Bathtub

Ok, this post has nothing to do with traveling in Mexico. Are you one of those people who like watching the bathtub fill with water, more than actually taking a bath? Do you enjoy watching the sand sift through an hour glass? Then whatever you do, DO NOT, visit this website and play this game. […]

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Continue reading Drugs

Before I left, I heard horrible stories about drugs, but I have not come even close to experiencing any problems.  A local told me it was probably not a good idea to go wandering in the countryside around Zacatecas.  Because of the crack down on drug dealers, they were just moving out into the country. […]

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Continue reading Vomitar!

At The Quince Letres I sat next to Claudia, a young female lawyer in town. We watched her friend, sitting on the other side of the table, do shot after shot of Tequila. I asked for a vocabulary lesson from Claudia, and because she had spent some time in France her English was better than […]

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Cerrado Guadalupe

Continue reading Cerrado Guadalupe

I went to Guadalupe today. It is strange how the picture in your head is sometimes very different from reality. I was expecting a small town out in the middle of nowhere. With a small rural community and a huge church dominating the landscape. I expected it to feel reverent, somehow monastic. It was nothing […]

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God rejects Virgin Visit

Continue reading God rejects Virgin Visit

    Upon waking this morning, my feet itched.     No I don’t have some sort of Mexican foot disease.     I needed to get out of town for a little while.     Go for a meander on the motorcycle.     I contemplated where to go, and decided on a visit to the virgin. She is a very famous virgin who […]

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Las Quince Letres

Continue reading Las Quince Letres

October 31, 2008. Los Quince Letres     On Friday night, October 31, I walked down to my local greasy spoon restaurant for dinner. It is a large, white tiled space, with whole chickens roasting in the window, and man chopping up beef for the tacos, and coolers holding Pepsi and beer. On each table is a […]

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Don’t Mix…

Continue reading Don’t Mix…

Don’t mix gin, beer and tequila. Damn am I hung over. I just went to my morning breakfast dive restaurant, as I have no idea what anything is, I am slowly working my way down the list under eggs.  This morning was scrambled eggs with ham and a side of refried beans, chips and tortillas.  […]

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Livin’ in Zacatacas and stuff

Continue reading Livin’ in Zacatacas and stuff

I just thought I would drop a line and say hello. I have decided to stay in Zacatacas for a couple months.  On Friday I moved into a small apartment run by the Hostel Villa Colonial, I now have my own kitchen and balcony with a little desk overlooking the Cathedral in the center of […]

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