Our new freshwater pump arrived in Darwin from Sydney yesterday but the first available flight to get it to Dili isn't until Tuesday morning. So we have an enforced stay here in Dili. We can think of worse places!
We spent most of yesterday morning arranging transport of the pump. Later in the morning Barry and Sue from Nefertiti 1 visited us on Zen Again and then gave us a ride ashore. We checked-in to the Dili Beach Hotel and spent the rest of the day relaxing. We had a very nice meal at the Beach Cafe nearby which has Burmese style cuisine at reasonable prices. Most main courses seem to be under US$10 here in Dili.
|Dili Beach Hotel|
There are a surprising number of traffic light controlled intersections in Dili. Interestingly some of them have downcounters displaying how long until your turn.
|View from the beach adjacent to the Dili Beach Hotel|
Also on Timor Telecom more generally, you can buy credit from street sellers. They sell at face value and you simply scratch the little card to reveal the number. You then dial "100" plus the card number appended. i.e. The trick is to prepend the "100". To check your credit dial "*#102#". Don't include the quotes in any of the above!
Hope all's well where you are.