Oct 30, 2008

Mexico Bound

I’m on an early flight tomorrow morning headed to Mexico for the next 10 days and just in time for the Day of the Dead festival.

After landing in Mexico City and connecting with friends we will hop on a bus to Patzcuaro, about a five and a half hour journey. Located in the state of Michoacan I’m told on good authority that Patzcuaro is a remarkable place to witness Day of the Dead celebrations. Next we’ll be heading to Uruapan which features a national park and volcano. The last few days will be spent relaxing on a beach on the Pacific Coast before heading back to Mexico City.

I’ll be interested to see coverage of the elections next Tuesday and a different perspective from our neighbor Mexico. Naturally, I have posts lined up while I’m away.

Photograph: Sugar Candy Skulls, Day of the Dead, Mexico

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Lola said...

Safe travels. Looking forward to pics from Mexico

Nomadic Matt said...

have fun! take photos. I'm jealous. One day I would like to see this festival in action.

Wendy said...

Lola and Matt,

Lakshmi said...

have a good trip ..a great picture

Jacky said...

In 3 days from Honk Kong to Mexico !
What a job!!
Fun to follow you !

Monna said...

Wendy, I'm very envious of your trip. We celebrate "Todo Los Santos" (All Saints Day) here as well (it's actually a national holiday) but without the exquisite altars for Day of the Dead. I look forward to hearing about your visit to Mexico.

Anonymous said...

May be it is like "Shraadh"
Tell us more about it.

GMG said...

Hi Wendy! Back to the Blogosphere to visit this wonderful blog! And this time to be greeted with skull candies... ;)
Amazing Hong-Kong pictures!
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is now strolling somewhere around the Holy See of Echmiadzin. Hope you enjoy and have a great trip!

Prêt à Voyager said...

I experienced my first day of the dead festival in Austin. It was awesome! Have a wonderful trip!!!


jen laceda said...

I can't wait for your post and images of Mexico! Day of the Dead...I grew up in the Philippines and Todos Los Santos (All Saints' Day) is a national holiday. My grandmother and I would make rounds in the cemetary visiting friends and families long gone from this earth. And because of my Chinese heritage, we have a "mixed" celebration where we burn paper money (with gold leaf) and offer food to the gods.

marina said...

Day of the dead is really big there. what i find interesting is: I live in Costa Rica, my hubby is guatemalan, so i spend a signifcant amount of time there, the closer you are to mexico the more of the holiday is a tradition, by the time you make it to costa rica, it's completely forgotten and they can't make up their mind if they want to do halloween or remember the dead! guatemala, still kind of slants towards the dead:)

Wendy said...

Hi Jacky, Thanks for stopping by. The Hong Kong post wasn't written in "real time." It is somewhere I have traveled many times and a city I love to write about.

Monna and Hobo-I'll be posting more shortly.

Gil, will stop by soon.

Anne, trip was great thanks.

Jen, These traditions are lovely.

Marina, I saw a bit more of Halloween mixed in this year. Kids trick or treating etc.