my best of Dili
We love a declarative list, and here’s a round-up of my favourite Dili places, services and activities.
packing list — winners and losers
A review and reflection on what I packed for this trip, and what I’d do differently next time I come to Dili.
14 things to do before I go.
100 Dili tips
Freeze your bread, you don’t need enemies, respect pluralism, memorise your phone number — and 96 other tips from five years of visiting Timor-Leste.
posting mail to Dili
Is possible, and easy. Here’s how.
extending a tourist visa
Step-by-step instructions for extending a Timor-Leste tourist visa without leaving the country.
You don’t have to wear frumpy fisherman’s pants in Dili — here’s my advice on dressing like yourself in a hot, conservative city.
packing list — updated 2021
What to pack to move to Dili, Timor-Leste.
It’s very boring to talk about being in a bad mood, but sometimes you can’t help needing a pick-me-up.
vegetarian in Dili
Advice for shopping, cooking and eating out for vegans and vegetarians.