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Peace Brother Henry of Dili

Peace Brother Henry of Dili

Henry Koby of Dili, East Timor Henry made the world a better place for a lot of people. He helped many Timorese through some difficult times …and he was able to make money at the same time! Think about it – a budget Backpackers Guesthouse for penny pinching travelers in Dili? It just didn’t make […]

dec17 2006 unrest in Dili

dec17 2006 unrest in Dili

Growing tension Tension in Dili There is a growing anti-Australian sentiment in Dili and the rest of the country right now. Yesterday there was a funeral procession that was escorted by a large group of GRN police and Kiwis. Sensing trouble I grabbed my camera and headed out to see if anything developed. I could […]

Aussie Embassy in Dili

Aussie Embassy in Dili

Australian Embassy in Dili gets a facelift The Australian embassy got a good polishing this week. Work crews were painting away and doing a fine job so I had to pull over and snap a picture. Australians are on the s*** list for now in East Timor possibly as a result of actions taken on […]

New Look in Dili

New Look in Dili

New look in Dili Construction crews are pouring concrete on the palace grounds giving the place a sharp new look. The area along the beach has already been completed with picnic tables in the shade and off street parking giving the beachfront a park like feel. Dr. Ramos- Horta wants the grounds to be a […]

Fan Lee Bar

Fan Lee Bar

Fan Lee Bar in Colmera If you are up to visiting one of the karoke bars in Dili the Fan Lee Bar in Colmera might be worth a look. Celina is the bartender and is really a neat gal. She is from Atauro island going to school at the university in Dili. It is not […]

Smokehouse Restaurant

Smokehouse Restaurant

Smokehouse Restaurant and Bar Dili – East Timor The Smokehouse Restaurant on the patio behind the Backpacker’s guest house is like an oasis in the desert with it’s peaceful vibe and mellow atmosphere. It is hard to believe that you are in Dili when you are back there. (It is near the Tiger Fuel – […]

Dili Waterfront

Dili Waterfront

Fish market Dili shores The beach in Dili is always bustling with activity in the morning. Fishermen from Atauro Island camp on the beach in front of the parliament building in Dili and sell their fish by hanging it it trees alongside the road. It is pretty normal for buyers to hang their fish from […]

13 November 2006

13 November 2006

A day in Novembe Construction and demonstrations Today was kind of a weird one. Solomon Brothers Construction was busy working on the Beach Road parking in front of the palace while demonstrators were gathering behind the palace having a rally, some throwing stones. It was like 2 different worlds. The demonstrators came in trucks this […]

Fish for Sale

Fish for Sale

Mixed bag Seafood All kinds of fish are for sale along the beach in Dili first thing in the morning. Today there were tuna, wahoo, fusilears and a mixed bag of others. I saw a parrot fish hanging from a tree yesterday (asking price 15.00 US). It gave me a chance to examine the teeth […]

Arte Moris Revisited

Arte Moris Revisited

Arte Moris art school in Dili The Atre Moris painters were busy working today on a big mural for a stage production. This school located near the Comoro bridge on the way to the airport is well worth a visit. The students there work on banners and other positive vibe paintings that are put around […]