Moon Belize 2017 Updates: Sharing New Highlights


Revisions, additions, deletions: the writing portion of Moon Belize 2017 is in full swing!

After my MacPro died in November during a massive rainstorm on a boat transfer, I was left computerless on the road in Belize for 4 weeks. Thankfully, I had backed up all my work up until that point on external drives, and my iPhone saved the >>day–allowing me to take notes, snap photos and record audio.

New “chapter highlights,” fresh photos are coming to each chapter.

In Punta Gorda, a favorite was spending the day with EcoTourism Belize in Indian Creek Village–cooking Mayan caldo and tortillas, hiking an organic farm, watching dance performances, and… witnessing plenty of giggles from the women’s group while they posed for my camera. To top it off, 100% of Ecotourism Belize’s profits will go towards sustainable development in the south.


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Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning writer, photographer, and blogger specializing in the Caribbean region. Her work is regularly published in major travel publications, including AFAR, CNN, Delta Sky, and Lonely Planet, among others. A self-professed "culture-holic," Lily left her native Ethiopia at age one, fast developing a passion for the expat 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 multiple travel brands and tourism boards, and also authors major print guidebooks on three Caribbean destinations, including Belize, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.

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  1. Jess 9 December, 2016 at 9:17 AM #

    I love these ladies smiles, so beautiful! And how much fun is it making tortillas!

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 9 December, 2016 at 11:34 AM #

    Thanks Jess – yes that was such a fun moment! I’m glad I captured it. They are all sisters, and their mother is on the far left. One of the sisters was teasing another, saying: “This one is always posing!” And they all laughed.
    It’s a blast making tortillas – not my first time but it never gets old!

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