I just arrived in Mexico City tonight! I am here for work with Compassion and I am looking forward to the next couple of days playing with Kids, Trying to speak Spanish and meeting new people. Mexico City is HUGE! I had no idea! I mean I knew it was a big city, but it is HUGE! It is twice the size of Manahtten with a population of 24 MILLION. . .24 MILLION! And large percentage of the population are kids under the age of 15! Its hard to imagine!
Our hotel is right in the middle of town. We look at the Grand Palace where the Presidents office is and a beautiful cathedral in the midst of historic buildings. Mexico’s big holiday “Day of the Dead” and “All Saints Day” is coming up Nov. 1st. It’s a big ol deal ( thanks for the preperation Kate). They celebrate the death of loved ones. . .creepy to us! Anyways colorful skulls are used and are placed around town. Lots of people in masks etc. . . Tonight they must have been doing a rehersal of sorts for the big celebration. There was music and then on one of the buildings they were doing a “light show” I tried to get the picture. Its of skeletons but it roated different images. Well its been a long day of travel and closing with an autentic mexican meal consisting of black bean soup (YUM!), pumpkin flour quesadilla (Tasted like a spring roll for real), and an undidentified black mushroom quesadilla ( that is an aquired taste if you know what i mean) So now it is time to sleep. Goodnight!
Also, I hope this is in English and this works. Blogger es en espanol here. . .how does it know =)