East Timor June 4th 2007 A work trip to East Timor for Sandra. Lots of chicken satay and coffee, not to mention eggs on toast - the only breakfast option in the Timor Lodge! But we did get up in a helicoptor for a view over the western districts, took a trip to Bachau (and stayed in the very pink Portuguese colonial hotel there), and took a swim in the crystal clear (and warm) sea.
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Asia » East Timor » Dili 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