Postcard of the Week: Celebrating Life in Belize

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In honor of “Throwback Thursday,” and in a moment of reflection–with another birthday around the corner–I’m sharing this image from last year, when I photographed a couple of my dearest friends here in Belize.

So many images don’t make the light of day, and this year I plan to change that.

This photo, in my humble opinion, embodies the essence of the friendly Belizean spirit. Two hardworking sisters, enjoying a Belikin and >>shooting the breeze while waiting on the sun to go down.

I snapped this photo on a break from writing up my first edition of Moon Belize — which I’m excited to share, is currently the No. 1 Bestseller in the Moon Guides Travel Series (for ebooks, out of all 100 Moon Guides titles). This image above also serves as a reminder to take creative breaks along the way and have some fun. It makes me a much better writer.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on the horizon and thanks to all who purchased a copy of Moon Belize, as a gift or to plan your travels. I’d love your feedback on Amazon! And I’m always happy to hear from readers.



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Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning, Ethiopian-American travel writer, photographer and author of several Caribbean guidebooks for Moon Travel Guides, including Moon Belize, Moon Belize Cayes, and Moon Dominican Republic (October 2016). Her work focuses on Caribbean culture and adventure, and has been published in AFAR, CNN Travel, BBC, Delta Sky, The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and Every Day With Rachael Ray, among many others. Lily is also the 2016 recipient of the Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism for her Caribbean coverage, from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Lily calls herself a “culture-holic”–she speaks four languages fluently and has lived in Cote d’Ivoire, England, Jamaica, Belize, the Dominican Republic and traveled to some 30+ countries around the world. Last but not least, she is a former corporate attorney who ditched her Washington DC office for the road in 2009 to pursue her dream of becoming a storyteller. Lily holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish (summa cum laude) from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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  1. Katherine 23 January, 2014 at 10:35 PM #

    Congrats Lily on hitting the number 1 slot. Great work. Such a beautiful book. Can’t wait to see more from you.

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 24 January, 2014 at 9:14 AM #

    Thanks so much, Katherine! I hope it brings you to Belize soon?! And I’d love your review on Amazon when you have the time. Looking forward to sharing more in the coming months.

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