On the Sunday we went for a drive to K41, a beach 41 k’s east of Dili. Actually we ended up at K45, which we didn’t know existed, but nobody else was there, so it was better than K41. Growing up on the north coast really spoiled me for beaches, I don’t like to share my beach with anyone, and I mean anyone…
So the water was gorgeously warm – plus one point – but the beach had rocks instead of sand – minus one point. Oh well. It was lovely anyway.
What was really great about the trip was getting to see some of the little towns on the way. We passed through Manatuto and Manleo, with the highlights being seeing people streaming out of the decorated churches (it was Palm Sunday), and seeing the awesome baskets and things that people weave. I’m afraid I went a little crazy with buying things. But they are so cool! And they will be awesome gifts! I promise! Chatting with people in the little towns is lovely too, lots of people speak Tetum there is always someone who speaks English or Bahasa,
- Tetum has been set as one of Timor’s official languages (the other is Portuguese), but each of the 13 districts actually has its own distinct language.