As crazy as it might sound, I usually have some stuffed puppet with me when I travel.
So let me introduce my dummies!
He was my first travel dummy ever and I took him with me to Poland in January 2015. We visited Warsaw, Cracow, Auschwitz and Katowice.
As you have probably figured out, Mr. Elephant is an Ewok and if you wonder why that name, well… it’s totally random.
He was my travel buddy to Argentina (Buenos Aires) and Uruguay (Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo) in May-June 2015.
My surname gets misspelled a lot and in one occasion I had a boarding pass that said Dogdan. I guess that was my source of inspiration. Plus, this dummy is a dog, so I thought it would work well.
My beloved minion friend! He accompanied me to China in 2015-2016 and the name was given by a Chilean friend and flatmate from Buenos Aires. I’ve only recently found out that Cachupín is what Spaniard immigrants in Latin America used to be called and that it can have a negative connotation.
He was supposed to be my travel companion in South-East Asia in January 2016. Unfortunately, I lost him on the first day! We only got to visit a little bit of Singapore together. His name was going to be Mr. Crocodile (for no reason at all), but then I though: “Oh, he’s a duck. I can call him Quak…odile.” (you can slap me now!)
After a break in traveling with stuffed friends, I decided to do it again at the end of 2018. Moco means snot in Spanish and we are currently in Bolivia. I’ve been here for almost 2 years now but Moco only came about a couple of months ago. So far we have visited Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz and Lake Titicaca together.
I know this whole thing sounds crazy, but believe me, there is a reason behind it. I will talk more about this in my next post.
I wonder if there are other nomad dummies around there…