Postcard of The Week: A Year Ago in Barton Creek, Belize

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It was exactly this time last year that I was offered the opportunity to be the next MatadorU Belize Road Warrior – writing, blogging and photographing my way through Belize for three whole months. I remember the excitement and anticipation, not to mention the amount of packing effort that was involved (ha!) in getting ready to fly out on July 7.

Those of you who followed along on my adventures in the Jewel may remember.

It’s amazing how time flies. This postcard is from one of my numerous favorite moments in Belize last year, canoeing at Barton Creek.

As I head out today into a long week off to spend with family (though I will be sneaking in work), I wish all Americans a happy Fourth of July!

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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. Katherine - Kapcha 3 July, 2012 at 6:13 PM #

    Wow beautiful photo Lily.

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 5 July, 2012 at 12:00 PM #

    Thanks, Kat! Belize is a beautiful country.

  3. Nomadic Samuel 5 July, 2012 at 10:52 PM #

    This is an incredible shot! I love how it appears like you have the whole place to yourself 🙂

  4. Lebawit Lily Girma 6 July, 2012 at 10:36 AM #

    Thanks, Sam! It was a great day, I took some shots after we came back out of the cave and close to the end of the afternoon. 🙂

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