I have to say that my favorite vacation was my senior trip to Cancun. We went for five days and four nights. There was maybe 10 or 12 guys and girls, all recently graduated, being taken to Mexico by three parents who volunteered to be chaperones. Up until then, I had never been on a plane, never been out of the country, and never been away from my parents for that length of time. This was like my opportunity of a lifetime basically.
While in Cancun, we snorkled, rode jet skis, shopped, ventured out on a bar hopping tour and naturally laid by the pool and the beach. Our resort was gorgeous with I think four different pools, all with swim up bars, and tons of little restaurants and even a small night club. If we didn’t want to leave the resort, we didn’t have to, everything we could have wanted was at our fingertips. The picture above is actually of the place we stayed.
I remember being so amazed that their mall had a Burger King. Tourist Cancun is a lot different than regular Cancun. It’s definitely more modernized and naturally has a ton of things for tourists to do. Riding their public bus system was an experience within itself. These people cannot drive and their zipping this big bus between tiny cars and speeding everywhere. I just knew we were going to make national headlines saying, “American students dead in bus crash,” or something.
The whole experience was definitely one that I will always remember. It was my first real chance to be “on my own” and be responsible for my own actions and for myself.
I’d like to go back but I graduated high school in 2007, so Cancun and Mexico in general was a fairly decent place to visit for vacation. Now, the same doesn’t exactly reply. I would love to revisit Cancun and kind of redo a lot of the fun activities we did but with things being so rough, I think I’ll pass until things clear up and calm down some.
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