Visit San Andres Mixquic at Day of the Dead in Mexico City at Night
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Experience Day of the Dead Mixquic Mexico City at Night
Day of the Dead at Night
We toured the cemetery of the third town at night on the Day of the Dead. And, it's San Andres in Mixquic, Milpa Alta Mexico.
The Church and Cemetery of San Andres
At the church, Parroquia de San Andrés Apóstol, we walked around the cemetery.
The graves are decorated, with offerings like flowers. And, candles are lit.
Expect to find it very crowded.
The doors of the church are open. We could look into the church. And, I could see the gold within and on the roof entrance.
I walked further around to where there used to be a monastery.
There, I found relics from the past and human bones used in the Day of the Dead celebrations.
San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City
Town of Mixquic, Mexico City
Next, we walked into the town. And, you can eat at restaurants and shop at stalls along the road.
In the middle, I saw a tall female skeleton, La Catrina, and a tall male skeleton. They were lit up at night, so they were easy to find.
Then, we went to a small restaurant for a Mexican meal. In Mexico, you'll have to try the thick mango juice and the corn quesadillas.
And, I thought, the Cactus Juice was similar in taste to orange juice.
Where Is San Andres Mixquic?
San Andres Mixquic is found in Tláhuac, southeast of Mexico City.
The trip back to the city of Mexico City took a long time because of the traffic due to it being 2 November.
Tips for Visiting Mexico City
- Learn Spanish for travel. For instance, we needed to be able to speak Spanish to buy tickets at the train station. We are grateful to find a lady who bought our tickets and directed us to the correct platform.
- Catch official taxis at taxi ranks only. We are grateful to have found taxi drivers who spoke English at the official taxi ranks.
- Ask the taxi driver how much the fare will cost upfront. So that, you make sure you have the cash in Mexican Pesos to pay for the ride. I had to show the taxi driver that we had enough cash so that they would take us to our destination.
- Plan and Book tours with English-speaking guides especially if you are not fluent in Spanish. Check that you have an English-speaking guide because we booked an English-speaking tour and were on a tour with a Spanish-speaking guide. So, it caused some confusion.
- Don't say you are lost.
- If you are unsure what someone has said. Say you do not understand, and say it in English.
- You'll see W.C signs for toilets. Carry coins for these toilets. And, we used toilets at hotels and shopping centres.
- Carry toilet paper and disinfectant wipes.
- Hydrate with bottled water.
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