I had read a warning in a 2021 blog about the lack of Wifi in East Timor but had naively thought things would be upgraded in 2023. Not really, and my iPhone wasn’t really happy with the 3G connection. Like txt sort of went, but email was impossible. Same for accessing anything remotely resembling a website.
Add in hot & humid. There was nothing on offer for tours, so we went out exploring. The key thing to see was the Resistance Museum.
(BTW- if you are looking for reliable information with useful links – there is www.wikivoyage.org Managed by the Wikipedia folks. Add /wiki/Dili in specific for this, the capital city of East Timor.
In any case, the Resistance Museum is housed in a new building (not surprisingly since most of the city was destroyed during the fight for independence. The museum lays out clearly the time line and key events for that 25 year period. The story is brutal, with the negatives from both sides documented.
From there we sweated through a stop at the SuperMercado (coffee&chocolate) and back to the ship.
Photos to follow when I have wifi
(added in Darwin)
Boats in the harbor
we weren’t sure if the damage was left over from the war, but we think last year’s cyclone.