Postcard of the Week: Celebrating Life in Belize

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In honor of “Throwback Thursday,” and in a moment of reflection–with another birthday around the corner–I’m sharing this image from last year, when I photographed a couple of my dearest friends here in Belize.

So many images don’t make the light of day, and this year I plan to change that.

This photo, in my humble opinion, embodies the essence of the friendly Belizean spirit. Two hardworking sisters, enjoying a Belikin and >>shooting the breeze while waiting on the sun to go down.

I snapped this photo on a break from writing up my first edition of Moon Belize — which I’m excited to share, is currently the No. 1 Bestseller in the Moon Guides Travel Series (for ebooks, out of all 100 Moon Guides titles). This image above also serves as a reminder to take creative breaks along the way and have some fun. It makes me a much better writer.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on the horizon and thanks to all who purchased a copy of Moon Belize, as a gift or to plan your travels. I’d love your feedback on Amazon! And I’m always happy to hear from readers.



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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 currrent author of MOON BELIZE for Moon Travel Guides and is completing a second title, MOON BELIZE CAYES. 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 23 January, 2014 at 10:35 PM #

    Congrats Lily on hitting the number 1 slot. Great work. Such a beautiful book. Can’t wait to see more from you.

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 24 January, 2014 at 9:14 AM #

    Thanks so much, Katherine! I hope it brings you to Belize soon?! And I’d love your review on Amazon when you have the time. Looking forward to sharing more in the coming months.

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