Timor’s best weekend away?
It might just be in Dili. This is a post for friends coming to visit Timor-Leste, and for newly-arrived foreigners being urged to see the country. Our starting point may well be closer than we think. Last weekend, I accidentally had something of a holiday in and around Dili, and it ended up being one…
Balibo, here we go
A moment, in the last few minutes of our weekend trip to Balibo. Laura and I are in her car on Comoro Road in Dili. I’ve just jumped back in after awkwardly kiss-kissing her colleague goodbye in the baking footpath sun and am fending off rapid-fire Tetun requests from a sweating streetside man I can’t…
Manatuto beach trip
Forty-one kilometres east of Dili is a creatively-named beach called K41. It’s a well-known dive spot with shady trees, smooth pebbles to the sea, and, below the surface, a beautiful coral wall. And it’s an ideal place to visit when your long weekend work trip gets postponed by a day and you’re able to join…