Happy 50th Anniversary of Independence to Jamaica & Introducing “COLORS OF JAMAICA”



I can only imagine how festive it’s been this week in Kingston and all over the island, let alone tomorrow, August 6.  I had the option of heading there to take part in the festivities but instead, I chose to attend an important travel-related conference stateside.

I want to wish all Jamaicans a very Happy 50th Independence when it comes tomorrow! 

And I’m excited to introduce the title of and new website for my upcoming photography book celebrating the island:



Feel free to browse the book’s new site and the first blog entry.

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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. April D. Thompson 5 August, 2012 at 6:35 PM #

    The festivities have been INSANE!!!! I’m so sleep deprived and spent, but wouldn’t trade this feeling for nothing in the world right now. I wish you were here to celebrate too, but hey you gotta do what you gotta do! So excited for Colors of Jamaica!!!

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 5 August, 2012 at 7:33 PM #

    That is fantastic, and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Jamaicans!! 🙂 Enjoy, you can sleep later!! Thank you so much, I’m so excited as well!!

  3. Julie 7 August, 2012 at 1:18 PM #

    Congratulations, Lily! And happy 50th, Jamaica!

  4. Michaela 10 August, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

    Congrats on the new site and book! That picture is absolutely amazing! A person can just get lost in it.

  5. Lebawit Lily Girma 14 August, 2012 at 7:10 PM #

    Thank you Julie!

    Thanks much, Michaela!! Glad you love the mock cover. 🙂 Apologies for my delayed reply, I’ve been traveling and recuperating. Please do stop by the book site and check back often.:) I’ll be adding a lot more to the blog and galleries over there as well!

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