Category Archives: Travel

A Room With a Loo

We’ve just returned from an overnight in Maubisse, the sweet spot of TL’s coffee area, still savoring the chill and the pleasure of sleeping under a blanket. Our adventure began when Katerina invited us to tag along with the Flying … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

A funny side note on the topic of Australian slang. We spent an enjoyable morning at the used clothing stores – Vinnie’s, Good Sam’s, and Salvos. Americans might think of them as St. Vincent de Paul, Good Samaritan, and Salvation Army! … Continue reading

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Kangaroos, Koalas and Quokkas

As you may well imagine, after the refreshments of Perth, the first few hours back in Dili were rather sobering, to say the least. Setting aside the impact of the return to the heat and thick layers of dust, we … Continue reading

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Lamb Barbi on the 32nd Anni

  The translation of the title above, for those of you who might be interested is: a lamb barbeque on the Hoipkemier’s 32nd anniversary in Australia.  I made up the “anni” part, but the Aussies seem to have a predisposition … Continue reading

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Bali High, part two

We’ve returned from our junket to Bali. And we need to finish the story. Sister Edna and Nina picked us up Thursday morning. Admittedly, we were skeptical about this arrangement. Our flight back to Dili was 10:30 am  Friday, so why … Continue reading

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Gongs, grilled fish and getting away to Bali

We were required to leave the country for four days to get our long-term visa. With the collapse of a bridge on the coastal road to Indonesia, our plan was changed from driving to West Timor to flying to Bali.  … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

2010 ended on a hugely positive note for us with our first, desperately needed trip outside Dili. We were invited by Sr. Guilhermina to go with her on her retreat in Los Palos. We were quite the entourage. Besides us … Continue reading

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