When planning this trip out I already knew that in visiting Mexico City meant we needed to see the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. I am obsessed with ancient indigenous cultures and these ruins are a especially rad because of the mysticism that surrounds it. No one even knows who the original inhabitants were. When the Aztecs discovered the city it had already been abandoned for hundreds of years. It is believed that the gods created the universe in this ancient city that once flourished as the epicenter of culture and commerce during Mesoamerica’s Classic period. I don’t know how much of that is true but we were in the land of mysticism considering it contains the city with the largest Dia de Muertos celebration (our main reason for being there). We set apart a day to go see the place because that is what multiple internet write ups had advised and they were right. Upon arrival we began at the site museum for a quick overview and then made our way to the Citadel. The Temple of Quetzalcoatl and Tlaloc were mesmerizing in both their size and design while further along the Avenue of the Dead (the name of the main road running through the ruins) was the real reason I wanted to go. The pyramid of the Moon. It looked exactly as I had imagined it. As I stood in the middle of the city and stared up the multiple sets of stairs I had the scene from Apocalypto running through my head and it was awesome. I’m not going to spoil the rest of it for you because it is just one of those place you need to physically be at in order to understand how awesome it is. So go.