Looking back on this year's events, it is only fitting that my last post of 2015 falls under the travel category. In a few words I can say that this was a year to be remembered. I spent half a year in China, graduated college, and landed my first full-time job, all the while losing and re-discovering myself along the way.
To conclude 2015 here on Looks by Lau, I'm sharing highlights from all three destinations on my recent Western Caribbean cruise. Let it be encouragement to continue exploring and discovering, as well as a hint about the posts to come at the start of 2016 (-wink-).
Royal Caribbean's Labadee, Haiti
The view from Dragon's Breath Zip Line, the world's longest zip line over water.
As you can probably guess, it wasn't easy taking photos atop a horse in Jamaica. We spent our time here on a fantastic horseback ride-and-swim (yes, I said swim). The most amazing moment was our trot into the Caribbean Sea, as you can see pictured above.
Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
There is so much to be said about the brilliance of the Mayans, but to keep things brief I encourage you to read on their endless customs and achievements. By far one of my favorite visits to date, Chichen Itza officially stands as a wonder of the world and rightfully so. This towering structure, the Temple of Kukulkan, was the center for religious power amongst the city's ancient people. It exhibits the Mayans' understanding of the calendar and astronomy, with each detail representing everything from days and months to the biannual equinoxes. For any history buffs, there are absolutely fascinating details to be learned about this site.
With all the major changes that have come out of 2015, I am ready for the adventures that await in the coming year. Thank you for stopping by this blog and supporting my content. Looks by Lau has truly grown this year not particularly in numbers, but more so in community. I love this abililty to connect with people around the world and build friendships with local influencers I would not have met otherwise. That is a reward in itself. Here's to a fantastic year, and many more to come.