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Nov 28 East Timor

Nov 28 East Timor

Independence Day – East Timor Nov 28 is celebrated by some groups as Independence Day. The ASDT political supporters were in traditional garb playing musical instruments along the beach. I am told that there are several different independence days depending on what political party you are affiliated with. These folks were from the Same sub-district. […]

Wood shop in Dili

Wood shop in Dili

Wood shop in Dili The wood shops in Dili make their furniture from scratch. Large pieces of timber are brought in from Indonesia and the area in East Timor around Los Palos. It is not kiln dried but worked down to size where it dries naturally. The wood has a beautiful grain and looks sharp […]

Shipping a Vehicle Dili to Darwin

Shipping a Vehicle Dili to Darwin

Shipping a vehicle from Dili to Darwin A British couple, Maz and Alex and showed up at the Backpackers Guest House in Dili a couple of days ago. They had a great trip across Europe, the Middle East, through Iran and Pakistan, across China into Laos and across Indonesia via Borneo and Sulawasi to East […]

Leader Supermarket

Leader Supermarket

Leaders Supermarket Leaders Supermarket is near the Comoro bridge on the other side of the street from Landmark Supermarket. Here is Rita, the manager of the Backpackers checking out the oranges at Leaders Supermarket near the Comoro Bridge in Dili. There is a big frozen food section with frozen fish, chickens, and other meats. It […]

Arte Moris

Arte Moris

Arte Moris – Dili, East Timor Arte Moris is a non-profit art school just past the Comoro bridge heading out towards the airport. It has a number of refugees living on the grounds now and there are 5 soldiers with rifles guarding the entrance but visitors are welcome to have a look. (July 2006) There […]

Lita’s Supermarket

Lita’s Supermarket

Lita’s Supermarket in Dili Lita’s is one of the places in town where you can get imported goods. It is on the far side of the beach road on the way to the cape. They were open most days even when things were shaky but would close a bit earlier than usual. There are always […]