During the work week, Mexico City is a humming machine. There are countless vendors on the streets selling everything from cell phone cases to candies to fresh-squeezed juices. The metro overflows with people coming and going in a hurry. Traffic is heavy, and the familiar noises of the gas and tamal trucks can be heard.
But, on the weekends, Mexico City comes to a halt. The streets become deserted, and the whole city feels almost like a ghost town. Stores close and everything is quiet. Sometimes, they even shut down Reforma, one of the main avenues, for people to ride their bikes, and life just seems to stand still. While there are very few vendors, it is on Sundays that the crowd-pleasing borrego stands make their appearance.