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 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.

Garifuna Settlement Day in Hopkins, Belize

Wishing all Garinagu people a Happy Garifuna Settlement Day! Below are a few snapshots from this rainy and stormy morning’s reenactment off the shores of Hopkins Village.

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Postcards from The Dominican Republic

I’m continuously processing photos and catching up while in Belize–quite the challenge but I wanted to share a few images from

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