Map of Timor-Leste (Source: Wikipedia)
“Presidente Nicolau Lobato Airport” in Timor-Leste’s capital Dili. The national freedom fighter hero (against Indonesia) welcomes visitors martially …
… with AK-47 in hand.
The Esplanada Hotel right on the beachfront has seen part of the hostilities after inauguration in 2002, but always provided a tranquil safe haven, situated between the embassies of the USA and the EU.
There is only one alternative to the Esplanada Hotel, the Novo Turismo Resort …
More luxurious, but a little less charisma.
Christo Rei beach and statue at the Western end of town
Interesting murals from the book “Peace of Wall – Street Art in East Timor” in the lobby of Esplanada Hotel
Timorese taxi drivers focus on inner values
Airnorth connects Dili with Darwin daily, and less frequent with Manila. There are also daily flights by Garuda to/from Bali.
View over Dili …
… and the harbour.
Bye bye to a beautiful country worth visiting.