Saturday, February 7, 2009

Baucau and Back

Baucau is Timor Lestes' second largest city. I wish I lived there! It's much cooler than Dili and sits on a hill overlooking the sea. It's very green -- it's almost like the houses have been dropped into a lush tropical forest.

My colleagues and I stayed at the Pousada -- probably the nicest hotel in Timor Leste -- the building is painted hot pink!

The road from Dili to Baucau is pretty good, most of the way, hugging the sea -- and at one point climbing several hundred meters above the pounding surf. Sharp cliffs, covered with long, bright green grass, plunge toward the sea.

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