The Foreign Service Journal, November 2022

Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Include a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata, and the type of camera used. Send to . 90 NOVEMBER 2022 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS BY JOAN CRISTINI n PLACENCIA, BELIZE M y family and I visited Belize’s Placencia Peninsula during Easter week this past April. We stayed in a cabana in the Seine Bight area and sailed in a catamaran out of nearby Moor- ings Base to enjoy the reef. After dinner one night, our family strolled down toward some din- ghy docks and were captivated by the lighting and colors of this fruit and vegetable stand. n Joan Cristini, a retired Foreign Service officer, served in Minsk, Canberra, and Beijing where Over- seas Building Operations hired her to manage the embassy build. She also worked as a child abduction officer for the Middle East region. After retiring in 2007, she and her partner, Michael, now live on a small barrier island close to Sanibel/ Captiva, Florida, and travel exten- sively. This photo was taken with an iPhone 13.