On Saturday night we bid farewell to pretty much the only nightclub in Dili that is ever worth going to. Motion Bar will close its doors on Wednesday and with that we leave behind a lot of history in Dili in terms of the people who have run the place and the people who have […]
I don't know what it is with me these past few months, but I seem to be getting sick a lot more than normal. This latest illness was the worst yet. I was in Suai district doing a short training course at the media centre there when I began feeling ill. My throat was hurting, […]
Before I arrived in Timor-Leste, I didn't know a whole lot about NGOs, aid work or any of that business. I'd heard people talk negatively about NGOs, but never really grasped why. Here in Timor-Leste, I've come to the conclusion that aid workers are a misunderstood group — misunderstood because it's difficult to really fathom […]
Radio journalist in Suai: So what should we do if we're out doing a story in a village and some of the local youths start attacking us? Should we stay and fight or run away? Me: Run away. Journalist: What about if they have weapons? What should we do then? Me: I think you should […]
I'm leaving for Ainaro and Suai today. I'll be gone for about a week. Lord knows, I really need a trip out of Dili.