Left, right, left... left, right, left... August 7th 2005 Even though there is a lot of commotion in the street outside I refuse to get up before ten. Billy and Manuella are already out visiting relatives, so I can take it slow with the mandi chores and have some noodles for breakfast and look as tired and grumpy as I want to. I then go sit out on the front porch and relax in the nice shadow. As they arrive back at the house we say goodbye and I finally ... read more
Asia » East Timor » Maliana The Portuguese began to trade with the island of Timor in the early 16th century and colonized it in mid-century. Skirmishing with the Dutch in the region eventually resulted in an 1859 treaty in which Portugal ceded the western portion of the island... ... read more
Meh... readers beware. I originally started this log to keep my mother up to date during a longer trip, but I quickly realized I wasn't about to waste my precious time off by sitting in some shady Internet café updating a blog nobody will read anyway. Nowadays it is more of a personal nostalgia and ego thing, but by all means, feel free to enjoy the speculations and hybris which will no doubt get reality checked soon enough.
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