Chichen Itza – The Mayan voyage part II

Photography, Travel

These are the pictures from our trip to Yucatan in Feb’17. Surprisingly, I still have lots of pictures to edit and share from our trip last year. Thanks to my husband and his meticulous planning, Our honeymoon was a 21-day trip and we visited two countries and multiple locations in each of these countries. Mexico – Mexico city, Tulum, Chichen, Cancun, Costa Rica – Corcovado, San Jose, Arenal…  phew!

Chichen Itza was on our itinerary from the beginning. I love going to places with historic significance; their beauty and intrigue are unmatched and Chichen Itza is a gold mine (figuratively).

Here are a few pictures from our pixel diary.

Edited on Lightroom CC

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For those of you who don’t know, death rituals were an integral part of the Mayan civilization. They respected death, they also feared it and grieved it. Human sacrifices were also an integral part of the Mayan culture, human blood was presented as offerings to the Mayan deities and from what we heard from our guide, Chichen Itza has witnessed many such human sacrifices. Spooky isn’t it?

How many of you have visited the New Wonders of the world? I would love to hear more about your experience.

Let me know if you want to know more about the history of Chichen as told by the locals.

 

 

Key West

Art, Before-After, Photography, Travel

Did you know that Key West is only 4 miles long and 1 mile wide? This small island is home for 26,000 people and some astounding houses including one of Harry S Truman.

One of the most popular wedding destinations in the United States also has many other pursuits to offer like scuba diving, snorkeling, exploring coral reefs, paragliding, sailing and other water sports.

If you are a culinary enthusiast like me, then don’t miss the cuban food, Cuban coffee, and key lime pies!

Presenting below, Key West through my lens. Shot on iPhone and edited on Lightroom CC.

 

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Here are the pre and post edit shots. Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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