Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Oaxaca, Mexico

Hola. ¿Como estas? So, my summer has begun in Oaxaca and it is already turning into a crazy experience! I arrived on a Sunday night, May took all day to get from SAC to LAX to Mexico City to the airport in Oaxaca--which is the size of the airport in Arcata. Upon arrival, my bags were nowhere to be found. So I tried not to tear up too much (I was also very tired by that time) and took a cab to the Casona del Llano. The hotel was great--clean and right next to the place it is named after. El Llano is a large square with four fountains, a statue, and tons of beautiful trees.

About an hour after I got to the hotel, my bags arrived. Sadly, my hiking and running shoes, and my backpack were missing from them. I was told that stealing from bags as they go through customs is very rare, but it means that I will have to purchase some other shoes--a good way for me to practice my spanish in a real situation.

The following day, I met my host, Amparo, and went to her house. That first night in the new house was tough, but I made it. I did however meet another new, unexpected friend the next morning. I woke up around 5:30am to use the bathroom, and as I was washing my hands I noticed some wierd wires sticking out from under the faucet. I stepped back to look...and it was a cockroach!!! Apparantly, they love the water and if you forget to plug the shower drain (like I did that first night), they can get inside the house. I raced out of the bathroom as fast as I could, but no surprise--I could not fall back asleep. However, I met my little friend again the next morning when I was taking a shower, and he died a quick and painless death--an accident with my shoe.


Gigi said...

I'm glad you're making friends.

Anonymous said...

aaaa!!!! I would have freaked out with the cockroach situation!!!! Way to be brave!!! bummer about your shoes...hope you found some great new ones :0) jenn

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