Happy Independence Day to Belize!

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It’s hard to believe that this time last year, there I was, celebrating and prancing around the streets with Belizeans, camera in one hand and flag in another.

I spent the day in Belmopan first, the capital, and then moved on to Orange Walk for the annual Independence Day Carnival. Good times!

And here I am packing and planning for Belize all over again. This beautiful land just won’t let go of me, ha.  In fact, today I picked up my brand new passport–and the issue date is September 21. Coincidence? Methinks not!

Happy Independence Day to all Belizeans, have some One Barrel and Belikins for me!

 

 

 

 

Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma has contributed writing and photography to CNN Travel, New York Magazine, AFAR, American Way, Travel Channel, BBC Travel, and others. She’s the new author of MOON BELIZE for Moon Travel Guides, and is completing a second title, MOON BELIZE CAYES. A serial expat, Lily’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. Lily also runs her award-winning travel and photography blog, Sunshine and Stilettos.

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