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Chichen Itza – One of the seven wonders

Another adventure of ours during our trip to Mexico with StudentCity was visiting Chichen Itza. One of the new seven wonders of the world and one of the largest cities with origins of the Maya people. I think history is extremely interesting. And being able to see something so great like Chichen Itza was incredible.  The fact that these ruins are so, so old and still are standing and being preserved is just mind blowing. Im pretty sure that the house that I am living in right now won’t be here in even 100 years.

The bus trip up to Yucatan was long, and on the way we made several stops. The first stop was to an actual Mayan village. How cool is that? Apparently a lot of people think that the Mayan people has been extinct but they are still living out in the jungles of Yucatan. Old fashioned living of the land that they have with their believes. It was really interesting to se and incredible that there still are people that live like this completely cut off from the rest of the civilization. Well obviously not completely but they live so differently from how we do.

We later moved on to another Cenote but this one had not yet collapsed and was in a cave still. So amazing to see and the water was super blue. A cent contains of underground water in a sink hole and the Mayan people saw it as a sacred place. The water had cleaning purposes for a persons soul. As the water is underground you have to walk down a few stairs to get down to the water, where you also could swim if you wanted to.

Lastly we finally reached our destination. Chichen Itza. And apparently we had chosen the day where they had most visitors. Not that it really bothered us. The grounds were huge and there were several different ruins to explore. Sadly you can no longer go in to the ruins or the temple as they are trying to preserve everything the best way possible. But if I could I would not have doubted to walk in to see more of it. I was told of writings in the stones and I would have loved to explore the temple and see how everything was built more up close. We weren’t even allowed to walk in where the columns to one of the temples were which kind of sucked but they are really trying to preserve the whole city to stay around. But have being able to see one of the seven wonders has probably so far been one of the greatest experiences in my life.

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with StudentCity and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

Our first day in Canćun

If you don’t follow me on Instagram yet you would probably not know that I flew out to Canćun Friday morning and arrived Friday night. I have had the awesome opportunity to fly out here by the courtesies of Student City and I also got to bring a friend! On Thursday they had the first day planned for us which I will tell you all about right now! Its so awesome that Student City not only can help you book everything for your trip, but they an also help you plan activities during the days you are here. If you are the kind of person like me and like to go on adventures and explore a country rather then spending all your days by the pool or the beach, thats what you should do. Not that we won’t hang out by the beach as well.

We didn’t know exactly what we were up for sine they didn’t want to tell us before we arrived at the hotel in Canćun. We knew vaguely and had googled some of the things that was on the schedule that we got, but we didn’t know where we were going. We got up around 8, hit the breakfast buffet and met our little guide from student City, Sarah, at 9.30 where we then would have a trip on approximately 45 minutes to where we were going to Zip Line. At least that’s what we thought. Instead, we were first surprised by being taken to the El Rey Polo Country Club where we all got to ride horses on a trail in the middle of the jungle.

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After the horseback riding they took us to the place where all the other activities were. Starting out we did the zip lining which was so much fun! I had never done it before which made it even more fun. The trail was actually pretty long and sometimes we had to walk on boards to get to other platforms as well. We got to do it without hands, upside down and also we got a glove to use as a break for some of the lines so we got to try different things.

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Then after the zip lines we got to visit one of the xenotes that they have like everywhere in the jungles here. It was a really hot day so it was really nice to jump into the water and relax for a little bit.

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Lastly, we finished off the adventures by driving some ATVs through the jungle. It was so much fun since I haven’t been driving one for a while and this time it was in the middle of the jungle! It is really an experience that I would recommend to everyone. The whole day was an amazing experience and we all had so much fun. Student City booked the whole day for us so we didn’t have to do anything but to be ready at the time they told us. It’s really convenient and since Student City staff is available 24/7 for any questions you might have, they are great.

We got home around 4, took a nap and got ready to go out and party. If you follow me on snapchat (@byfia) you know how much fun we had! We got a table at The City which is the biggest nightclub in Central America and we had so much fun. This is definitely a day for the books.

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with StudentCity and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

Plan your Spring break trip with StudentCity  

I am beyond excited to finally share this with you and I cannot express how grateful and excited I am for this opportunity. StudentCity is sending me and two of my friends to Cancun for Spring Break! How amazing is that. I cannot wait until we get to plan every detail of the trip. There are so many things we want to do and experience like snorkeling, go and see the eco parks, and swimming with dolphins just to mention a few. I cannot wait until I get to relax on the amazing and beautiful beaches as well as take part in the amazing spring break parties.

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If you don’t know what StudentCity is or what they do I’m about to explain everything. StudentCity is much alike a travel agency but they organize Spring Break trips and cruises to several destinations. You do not have to live in the US to book a trip, you can be in any place in the world. StudentCity always has staff available and present 24 hours a day unlike other travel agencies. If you want to find a StudentCity staff member you can find them wearing a bright red shirt. StudentCity will help you from the start with planning your whole trip. When you arrive to your destination there will be someone there to greet and pick you up at the airport as well as give you an orientation and information about your trip as well as hotel rules and package informations.

StudentCity decided to send me to Cancun because it is their number one Spring Break destination and because it also has a lot of diversity. You can choose to just relax on the beach, go and explore the city, or party. Me and my friends are more into exploring Cancun and doing fun things to experience what there is. Cancun has these amazing Eco-theme parks where you can swim with dolphins, snorkel in cool underground caves and see Mayan villages which I am so excited about. But we will definitely go out and party as well.

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Most of the resorts that StudentCity has are all-inclusive and will have food and drinks included in the package. The Oasis is where StudentCity has its co-headquarters and where they host day parties on the beach every day. One of the bigger parties is the Inception Music Festival that StudentCity hosts every year. The festival is a 30-day, 30-night music festival which includes some of the world’s best DJs and artists in the world performing. Some of the past headliners have been Snoop Dogg, Diplo and Tiesto. Whaaaaaat. And you can go to the festival for free if you purchase the party package that StudentCity offers.

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If you are interested in checking out StudentCity or want to plan your spring break trip with your friends check out StudentCity’s website. You can earn commission and even a free trip if you book a big group!

 

This is a sponsored post in partnership with StudentCity and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.