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 has contributed writing and photography to CNN Travel, New York Magazine, AFAR, The Guardian, The Travel Channel, BBC Travel, and more. She is the author of MOON BELIZE, and MOON BELIZE CAYES for Moon Travel Guides. Lily is also currently writing a brand new edition of MOON DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (release Fall 2016). Lily is also AFAR's Jamaica Expert, and author of the AFAR Jamaica Country Guide. A serial expat, she's lived and studied on three continents, including Africa–from her native Ethiopia to Côte d'Ivoire–and Europe, 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.

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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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