By Aaron Cranford
University students already are crazy and lively, so it will be intriguing to witness students in Cancún, Mexico on spring break.
In my last university semester, I will be heading to college-party paradise, Cancún.
In my inaugural Friday edition, I said no plan was set for my third different travel destination this year, but approximately one week ago, I booked my plane tickets to go to Cancún in March. I will fly through Delta and Aeromexico in order to arrive there.
I have never visited Mexico, and while a visit to a city overrun with US college students will not be the most authentic Mexican experience, I hope to see some wonderful sights and hear pleasant sounds along the way. I will be traveling with a good friend of mine, Quaston Murray, and we will be staying in Hostel Quetzal, which is known to be the party hostel.
I expect my six-day stay to be quite enjoyable, and I am hoping for fun nights, an amazing beach and beautiful structures. I also plan to visit Mayan cities while abroad. In total I will be traveling to three different countries in a two-month period. The description of the hostel is hilarious, which is one of the reasons why Quaston and I decided to choose it.
If you like to drink, eat and make a lot a lot of friends, then look no further. Mandatory drinking games are a regular occurrence at the Quetzal, and a free tequila shot with your dinner may sound like something from a backpacking dream, but here it’s just a regular evening activity. If you’re looking for a nice hostel close to the main bus terminal, this is the perfect place.
We will leave on Sunday, which is the day after the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill vs. Duke University basketball game, and we will return on Saturday, two days before classes start.
This is the inaugural post of a series of journal entries, in which I will explain and document my preparation for travel and travel through Mexico in March 2015. You can read every journal entry on The Orange Traveler.
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