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's writing and photography have been published in CNN Travel, New York Magazine, AFAR, Delta Sky, MorningCalm Magazine (Korea Air), The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Travel Channel, BBC Travel, and more. Lily is the author of MOON BELIZE and MOON BELIZE CAYES for Moon Travel Guides; she is currently writing a brand new edition of MOON DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (October 2016 release). She is also AFAR’s Jamaica expert, and author of the AFAR Jamaica Country Guide. A serial expat, Lily has lived and studied on three continents, including Africa–from her native Ethiopia to Côte d’Ivoire–Europe and the Americas, and is fluent in four languages. A former attorney who ditched the office for the road in 2009, she favors all things culture, adventure and storytelling, and escapes Washington DC’s winters every year. Lily has 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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