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.

Happy 10th of September, Belize!

  Today is St. George’s Caye Day, a public holiday in Belize. You might remember my prior blog posts and many photographs about the month-long September Celebrations, leading up to Independence on September 21. The events are in full swing, continuing with Carnival in Belize City this weekend. You can view the full calendar here, […]

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Behind The Scenes: The Making of “Jewel of the Jungle”

Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of my first photos of Belize, as well as my thought process when I wrote the narrative feature “Jewel of the Jungle” for the September issue of MorningCalm (Korean Air) Magazine. Note: Last month I tried a new platform to display my photo essays, and the response was so […]

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