Author Archives: 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.

A Window into My Writing Life

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend and award-winning travel journalist and photographer Lola Akinmade Akerstrom invited me to participate in a writers’ “blog hop,” in which nominated writers talk about their work and what they hope to achieve. You can read Lola’s views on her writing life here. I’m delighted and honored to […]

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Postcards: Washington DC’s Cherry Blossoms

Yesterday, at the invitation of a visiting friend who is new to Washington DC area, I braved the crowds and witnessed the cherry blossoms at their peak bloom. The chance of this happening, by the way, is one in four–according to our excellent guide from Washington Walks. Whether you’re new to the area or not, […]

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