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Lebawit Lily Girma  *Office to island life *Award-winning Travel journalist + Photog. + Culture-holic *Caribbean stories since 2008 *Guidebooks: Belize, Dom. Rep, Jamaica

“Behind the scenes” series continues, on the making of my #MoonDominicanRepublic guidebook’s 2019 edition. Here’s a sneak peek of the next episode from my stay at @hodelpanicolasdeovando — full video is now up on DRVisitor.com! And the YouTube URL is also temporary in the BIO over at @drvisitor —-
Remember to follow @drvisitor for future mini-episodes and IG LIVE (when I’m too busy) as I slowly make my way around the DR again!🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴
#DominicanRepublic #drvisitor #MoonDR2019 #moondominicanrepublic #caribbean #colonialzonerd #zonacolonial #santodomingo #nicolasdeovando @ojedaalvar

So much writing I’m wondering when I’ll sleep in again this year! But I’m reminded how privileged I am when I process my photographs and remember all the experiences that I get to call work. #dominicanrepublic #caribbean #drvisitor #MoonDominicanRepublic #moonDR2019

Greetings from my breakfast table in the new Club Imperial wing of the historic Nicolas de Ovando hotel in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo. Now run by Hodelpa, the fastest-expanding hotel chain in the #DominicanRepublic, which is locally-owned. If you’re wondering about my plate, I’m exercising serious restraint 😆 after a five-course meal from Chef Martín Omar last night, and I also have many more travels ahead. But the breakfast buffet in this Club Imperial section is full of hot foods. If you look at the top center of the image you can see the Ozama River. Happy Thursday! #caribbean #moonDR2019 #MoonDominicanRepublic #drvisitor #colonialzonedr #zonacolonialsd #santodomingo

Channeling that zen feeling from last weekend, floating in Saona Island’s “natural pool” - all to ourselves. #sunandstilettos #dominicanrepublic #caribbean #surroundmewithwater #bayahibe #islasaona #saonaisland #drvisitor

Cheers to my mama, on this blissful Sunday on Saona Island! Through her and my dad, I learned the importance of knowing and preserving your culture. And wherever I may travel or live, these are the Ethiopian colors I always wear—inside, and out. #moonDR2019 #Bayahibe #sunandstilettos #dominicanrepublic #caribbean #saonaisland #islasaona

When lunch looks as delicious as it tastes. #Bayahibe #dominicanrepublic #caribbean #moonDR2019 #sunandstilettos

A good jungle river swing does a body good. Happy Saturday! 🇩🇴 🇩🇴 🇩🇴 🇩🇴 🇩🇴 🇩🇴 🇩🇴 🇩🇴
#riochavon #laromana #MoonDR2019 #dominicanrepublic #Caribbean

What a week! Happy Fri-yay, all. #dominicanrepublic #sunandstilettos #bayahibe

Well it happened again. So I’m going to post this advice again for those who might need it, whether you’re Caucasian, Black, whatever: when you see a person of color in a place of business — like say a tour company — leave your prejudice at the door and don’t assume that he or she works there. This woman came up to me today with her white boyfriend while I was pouring coffee for myself at the tour office - and asked if I worked there or if was a customer. She didn’t ask all the dozens of white people around me though. And yet there were a few there working! There you have it. When will the ignorance stop. I don’t know but sometimes I’m really fed up with it.

This is my four-letter word for you today! Go forth and LOVE. #moonDR2019 #MoonDominicanRepublic #bayahibe #dominicanrepublic #caribbean

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