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A Weekend in Cancún

December 7, 2014

Hola chicos!

I was able to be a beach bum this past weekend, and it was awesome.  Two fellow BBs (Deirdre and Lauren) and I were able to go to Cancun and Tulum for the weekend as an excuse to get out of the city and enjoy some beautiful weather along the beach.

On Friday and Saturday morning we were able to roam around Cancun to lay by the beach and have some good food.  Cancun didn’t feel like the “real Mexico” to me.  Vendors were negotiating their product in American dollars, there weren’t huge micheladas being drunk by people in the streets, and all of the landscape was too perfectly polished and manicured.  It was great to get out of Mexico City and into such a tourist destination, but I had gotten used to (and had been somewhat enjoying) the chaotic messiness that I associate with Mexico.

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On Saturday night we camped at a campsite along the beach in Tulum!  Tulum had more of a Mexican feel.  We pitched a tent at a campsite and were able to go to sleep listening to the waves of the beach and wake up with the sunrise.  We even had a mini bonfire from a fire in a can on the beach.  It was an incredible weekend to get out of the city and relax with great company before our first finals at ITAM.  Here are some pictures from our weekend.

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