Day of the Dead in Mexico City

For a while I've been really getting into the vibe of Halloween, or Samhain, being a celebration of New Year as was in the Celtic tradition. There's something about this time of year I love that ancient civilizations have respected and celebrated as a transitionary time. The shorter days and slow down in nature allows for time for reflection and connection to our mortality. 

I had the opportunity to visit Mexico City and during the Dia de los Muertos celebrations which start well before the day itself on November 2nd. This is a time where shrines are erected to remember friends and family who have passed away.

Here are some photos of the trip. No, it wasn't like in the movie Spectre...

Above is a traditional bread of the dead or Pan de Puerto. 
There are lots of hip places to get food in Mexico. I even found this place where there was no sign, address or phone number in Mexico City. I found out about it through On The Grid. The food was mind blowing. Go there! No photos though because it was too dark for my camera.

Oh by the way, did I mention how gorgeous Mexico City is?

I'm in Frida's kitchen!!

Epic thank you to Michelle! You were a gracious and generous hostess with the mostess. I really hope we can travel again soon together. Below are pictures from our trip to the temple of the sun and the moon.

Thanks too to Luca Fiore for some of the snaps featured in this post. 

For more on Mexican food, check out my Oaxacan Food blog post here!