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.

From Santo Domingo to Boca Chica and Juan Dolio: The City Dweller’s Beaches

An easy twenty-minute drive or a US$1.50 guagua ride east of downtown Santo Domingo–the capital of the Dominican Republic, home to almost three million inhabitants–you’ll find a string of beautiful white sand beaches. The most popular among them is Boca Chica. Despite its gritty streets and reputation for sex tourism, Boca Chica has a beach […]

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Postcard of the Week: Juan Dolio Beach, Dominican Republic

 A fruit vendor walks the nearly six miles of white sand in Juan Dolio–less than one hour’s drive east from

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