What I wrote on my Timor-Leste trip

A few of you know that I’ve just spent two gorgeous weeks back in Timor-Leste!

I visited for the 20th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s independence vote; to try and get the police clearance I successfully avoided attempting when I lived there; to visit old friends and collect a bit of cash—and to do a little bit of journalism work, which is how I justified the (pretty high) cost of flights from Perth.

My gorgeous, supportive, pestering mother has asked me a couple of times for links to what I’ve written, so I thought I’d pop them all here for easy viewing (and I’ll also upload them to my portfolio on my new, proper writing website).

It does feel a little silly to still be posting on this blog, four months after I moved away from Timor-Leste, but a couple of lovely friends have said that they’re interested in my writing, so I wanted to gather it together here with the rest of it.

You can also see a list of what I wrote in 2018 here, my favourite blog posts from last year here, and here’s where I’ve been linking some of my journalism and story-writing work. And here’s my latest stuff:

I’ve got two more pieces that haven’t been published yet; will link them here when they’re live! And, of course, I don’t think I’m physically able to return to Timor-Leste without being totally consumed by about forty-five different emotions; I’ll be back here later this week with a fat chunk of words about how I felt going back.

Thank you for being interested and for reading my work, whether it’s my articles or my blog—I can’t tell you how much it means to me.

One response to “What I wrote on my Timor-Leste trip”

  1. […] covered all my costs, which I was thrilled about — read the pieces I published from that trip here). And I worked a couple of days a week in steady part-time jobs, which — combined with the […]


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