Yes, there is the expected 'look' of the run down crumbling facade of buildings weathered by sun, sea and storm...
But behind the facade is some beautiful architecture, murals, abodes and warm people willing to share their beloved city with you.
I arrived on the 28th of Oct just as the celebrations started to get more involved. I was in time to witness a fun and elaborate retelling of a story of lost loves who were able to be married during the reanimation of their souls on All Souls Day.
It was pageantry worthy of a studio production! All dancers are local and practice to be part of the chosen to dance in this elaborate presentation. I was really inspired by their faith and dedications, as well as dancing!