The island of the dolls

The creepiest place on earth according to some people

I had a chance to visit the island of the dolls, I was there for the Day of The Dead celebrations in mexico in 2019… Now this visit wasn’t planned, we ran into this place completely by chance.

The place that we wanted to visit was a place called xochimilco…

For you to understand what xochimilco is like I’d have to give you a little history.  The city of mexico used to be the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. This was a city built on a lake..there is a whole legend behind why the city was built on a lake.  When the spanish came, most of you know the story, they conquered the city, took it over. Drained the lake.  But there is still remnants of the lake and the last few canals that the aztecs used to take to the center of the city are in xochimilco.  We went there looking for a boat… it's kind of shady, there are people trying to get you to sign up with them and they are pushy… We felt a little nervous about going with someone we didn’t know by ourselves so we decided to join up with a group… we found a group of about 8 people who were nice enough to let us join there group… They had already rented a Trajinera, these big boats that you can rent to go down the canals.  They are about 8 ft wide and about 25 ft long and they fit 15 to 20 people.  We all loaded up...

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