Saturday, April 19, 2008
I'm just gonna start out with things from the beginning of this year. I was lucky enough to go to Cancun!! I wouldn't ever have been able to go, if it wasn't for my amazing friends!!! The best birthday present ever! Thanks guys, it was amazing!! While we were there, we were able to go on a couple excursions. One we went on was to Chichen Itza! One of the Seven wonders of the world, it was pretty awesome, we learned a lot about the Mayans and their culture. It was all really interesting. Another cool thing, is when you stand at the bottom of the Chichen Itza Pyramid and clap, you hear an eagle from the top of the pyramid because of the way the Mayans set up the acoustics in the top. I couldn't believe it, it was one of the coolest things ever!! Also, on a certain day of the year, the sun will hit the pyramid just right to make a shadow of a snake, ya, crazy. They definitely knew what they were doing back then when they built that building. The snake, eagle, and jaguar are all interlinked in their culture.
While we were in Cancun, we were also able to go to Xcaret where we saw a pretty sweet night show of the Mayans, and Mexicans culture. We also went snorkeling in Puerto Morelos, I ain't gonna lie, I was a little nervous at first because, I'm a little afraid of the Ocean haha, but it was beautiful, we saw the biggest Sting Ray I've ever seen in my life!! We also saw a huge sea turtle, I felt like I was in "Finding Nemo" haha. Oh ya, we also went to Ikkil, where I faced another one of my fears, jumping from what I think is a very high cliff into water. But it was awesome! I enjoyed it all! So much fun!!