East Timor Off The Beaten Path

  • Seen near Maliana
    Seen near Maliana
    by theo1006
  • Torched Maliana court house
    Torched Maliana court house
    by theo1006
  • Pigsty built of rock
    Pigsty built of rock
    by theo1006

East Timor Off The Beaten Path

  • Drying coffee beans on the road

    Maubisse is a centre of coffee cultivation. Here on the access road to the Maubisse pousada beans are being dried by leaving them on the road. As long as the beans are in their husks it does not seem to matter if cars ride over them.

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  • Pigsty built of rock

    In most countries one would expect pigs to be fenced in by constructions of wood or iron. But on Timor rock is the most abundant material, so one just walls the pig in with rock.This pig we photographed near Maubisse.

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  • Torched court house

    Literally all buildings erected by the Indonesians were torched by militias in the interval between the plebiscite and the arrival UN peace-keepers in 1999. Most of the ruins are still there as witnesses of a violent period.The picture is of a court house near Maliana.

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  • Children fetching water

    Water is a precious commodity for most East-Timorese. These children fetching water we saw near Maliana.

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  • Take a walk!

    If you are stuck in Dili, a great thing to do is to walk up to Dare (the small town high up in the hills behind Dili). As you walk, you will see village life going on and have spectacular views over the top of Dili, out to Atauro Island and on to other islands in the region. On the way, you can stop in to the swimming pool built by Australian...

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  • Don't miss Tutuala,...

    If you visit Timor Lorosae, try to visit TUTUALA, the last village at the eastern tip of the island, it is situated at the foothills of Mount Matebian and it has a marvelous beach just underneath.To get there, try to find a bus from Dili to the eastern town of Los Palos and ask for transport to Tutuala, there might be a bus for the remaining 50...

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