Discovering Dili…..this was a day spent exploring the sights and sounds of the capital city.
(by clicking on the photo itself you should see a slideshow…hopefully!)
…and this park would be the equivalent to Southbank …very modern and well designed.
There was only one place, however, where we saw pedestrian lights….and it looked as though they hadn’t been used for, well, a mighty long time!
A local furniture maker….getting a hand from some young onlookers
….he was more than willing to relieve us of the drink!
I think this must be the local Sunday School judging by the mural on the wall.
Jeannet is involved with raising money to help fund scholarships specifically for orphans through the Groodles Australia Project. She has raised over $100,000 and donated this to the Timor Childrens Fund in which Rev Moises is involved.
To see how Jeannet and the Springfield District Vets are involved, visit
and more info about the Timor Childrens Fund, visit
Watching from a distance….
The evening saw us go out to the beach for dinner….the stalls were packed with meat/seafood and corn on the cob. Oh the choices!!
So now we were heading inland to the highest mountain Ramelau, which we were going to climb!
The trip was 87 km (and according to Google was going to take 1 hour and 16 minutes…don’t you just love their calculations!)
We were in a convoy of 3 vehicles, and the entire journey, including a couple of stops, took 7 hours.
The plaque on the side of the road overlooking Dili was actually inscribed with a Bible verse….Philippians 1:21 “To live is Christ, and to die is gain”. I would imagine that this refers to the period of Indonesian occupation where it is estimated that one third of East Timor’s population died from military action, starvation and disease.
Great pride is taken in displaying fruit and vegetables in neatly packaged bundles…
Three mountain bikes were included with the luggage…..another added bonus.
and while having lunch in Aileu, was able to capture a couple of shots of our meal being prepared. The food was very good!
yep…some more shark bites in the road.
We arrived towards the end of the day at Hato Builico and managed to stretch our legs for a bit of a walk before dinner.
Jack picking daisies for his mum!
and a slightly more noisy game in the corner (courtesy of Charlotte’s IPod!)… something to do with charades!