Postcard Of The Day: Caye Caulker’s “Split”

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It was a near-perfect day in Caye Caulker this past Friday. I decided to shake off my flu by taking a dip – and the best place for that is the “Split” end of the island.

I forgot how beautiful it is there. When you live on Caye Caulker, you take what’s in front of you for granted. You keep saying “tomorrow I’ll swim” and it just never happens. I plan to remind myself not to take any of Belize for granted for the remainder of my stay. Besides, going offline and having a lazy day is sometimes just what the doctor ordered!

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Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning, Ethiopian-American travel writer, photographer and author of several Caribbean guidebooks for Moon Travel Guides, including Moon Belize, Moon Belize Cayes, and Moon Dominican Republic (October 2016). Her work focuses on Caribbean culture and adventure, and has been published in AFAR, CNN Travel, BBC, Delta Sky, The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and Every Day With Rachael Ray, among many others. Lily is also the 2016 recipient of the Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism for her Caribbean coverage, from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Lily calls herself a “culture-holic”–she speaks four languages fluently and has lived in Cote d’Ivoire, England, Jamaica, Belize, the Dominican Republic and traveled to some 30+ countries around the world. Last but not least, she is a former corporate attorney who ditched her Washington DC office for the road in 2009 to pursue her dream of becoming a storyteller. Lily holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish (summa cum laude) from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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  1. Marilyn Cutkelvin 22 January, 2012 at 2:23 PM #

    now that is something to which I can most certainly relate…. happy Sunday lady!…. 🙂

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 22 January, 2012 at 9:25 PM #

    Thanks, Marilyn! I hope you had a great one also. It was a hot one today.

  3. Joanna 23 January, 2012 at 1:42 PM #

    Inspired me to go to the split yesterday. Thank you.

  4. Lebawit Lily Girma 23 January, 2012 at 8:20 PM #

    Wonderful, Joanna! I’m glad… We will have to remind each other every now and then. 🙂

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