Dili

KuDeTimor

We sat at KuDeTa knocking back fanciful cocktails and watching the sun crawl down the sky, slowly slipping, grabbing at the clouds. A...

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Processing Timor

I have been posting some blogs recently (you may have noticed) on my experiences in Timor-Leste in the first half of 2012. I didn’t...

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Chasing the sparks.

We threw aerosol cans into the bonfire. Everyone would then run back and wait. The fire hissed and popped as our feet wiggled nervously in...

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Rock and roll.

The house party was down a narrow street out the back of Santa Cruz somewhere, in some alley running past the cemetery. In the front room...

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My top 10 places to eat in Dili, Timor-Leste

For a post-conflict, least developed country, Dili has some pretty solid dining options available… unfortunately, they aren’t...

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Controversial Christo Rei

Christo Rei, a statue of Jesus standing on top of a globe on a hill at the eastern edge of Dili, is definitely the main landmark of...

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Dili from Dare

View back towards Dili (and Atauro Island) from Dare....

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These things happen

So, I’m not in Timor-Leste anymore. I’m also not in Indonesia, which was what ‘the plan’ was. No, I didn’t...

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Messing around in (little yellow) boats

We were lucky enough to hang out with and host some pretty cool election observers over the parliamentary election period in Timor in July....

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Areia Branca, Dili

Just 10 minutes from the town centre in Dili, on the way to the Jesus statue at Christo Rei, Areia Branca Beach is definitely one of the...

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Stunning sunsets

Dili sunsets, more often than not, put on a good show. This is the sunset on one afternoon, taken at four different times in two different...

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The beach. Again.

The beach. Again. But it doesn’t get any uglier....

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