Author Archives: 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.

Caribbean Tourism Month #CTM2015: Routine in Puerto Plata

There are many things I appreciate about Puerto Plata city, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. As a photographer I love the abundance of authentic life scenes unfolding daily, past colorful Victorian architecture and with verdant Pico Isabel standing tall in the distance like a permanent wallpaper. Be sure to follow the #CTM2015 […]

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Caribbean Tourism Month: Sand Dunes in the Caribbean #CTM2015

I can think of hundreds of photos that would fit the “nature” category for today’s Caribbean Tourism Month image–particularly when it comes to the DR, one of the most diverse countries in the Caribbean, with a surprising range of ecosystems and the tallest peaks in the region. Above is just one example of the surprising […]

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