"Capital of a reborn nation, left with many scars" Dili by extrajoce

Dili Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 57 photos

Just before the referendum

I happened to see Dili on my way from Kupang to Ambon on board a big PELNI boat. The atmosphere as we neared the city was amazing, as many Timorese started singing national songs in preparation of the referendum on independence. I saw a UN car patrol, but most people strongly advised not to come off the boat, and I didn't want to leave my fellow traveller alone, so all I got was a feel for this country to be and views of the empty harbour and city center.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Amazing to see a country be born
  • Cons:Not much left to see
  • In a nutshell:Incredible place to be
  • Last visit to Dili: Jul 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yiannis2000's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2003 at 10:55 PM

    Happy Birthday! thanks for your comments, Dili is more exciting again, 3 years later!...

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