FriFotos: The Golden Northern Cayes

When I hear “gold” I think of all the wonderful sunsets I’ve enjoyed on the Northern Cayes this month, particularly on Caye Caulker. It’s been a blessing to be able to take a break from my writing and just walk outside at 5:00pm to witness all this natural beauty, right at my doorstep. Many thanks to my Ambergris and Caye Caulker hosts, for their support and assistance this month as I worked on my first guidebook chapter, particularly my Caye Caulker friends who gave me a safe, calm place to write and meet my first challenge. I did it! And I surely will miss everyone as I move on to other parts of the country soon.

Hope your Friday is golden!


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All images Copyright Lebawit Girma.  Images posted are all low res.



Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning travel journalist, photographer, and guidebook author specializing in the Caribbean region. Her work has been published in major travel publications, including CNN, AFAR, Delta Sky, Lonely Planet, Shermans Travel, and BBC, among others. A self-professed "culture-holic," Lily left her native Ethiopia at age one, fast developing a passion for the expat Caribbean life. In 2008, she ditched her US corporate law career for the road and created Sunshine and Stilettos—a travel photography blog showcasing authentic ways to experience the Caribbean, through culture and nature. Lily has since partnered with Caribbean tourism boards and travel brands on major content projects. She also authors print guidebooks on three destinations, including Belize, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. Read more on her site,

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  1. Lorraine 26 October, 2012 at 4:19 PM #

    Que de magnifiques mots et photos ma chère Lily et ..tuas du talent en abondance!

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 26 October, 2012 at 6:17 PM #

    Merci beaucoup Lorraine! C’est gentil. Un de ces jours tu devrais venir de ce cote!

  3. Lorenzo 27 October, 2012 at 1:52 PM #


  4. Lebawit Lily Girma 27 October, 2012 at 6:29 PM #

    Thanks, Lorenzo! I never tire of the North Cayes.

  5. Lovenia 4 November, 2012 at 6:38 PM #

    You photos just always really move me… I know this is probably a corny suggestion, but have you ever considered having calendars made featuring your photos? I know I would buy them!

  6. Lebawit Lily Girma 4 November, 2012 at 10:20 PM #

    Thanks so much Lovenia! I actually thought about it last year but never got around to it. You’re right, I should do one for the upcoming year! Thanks for your comments & support!

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