I don't know what is going on, but upon my return to Dili, I appear to have come down with all sorts of illnesses, all at the same time. First of all my tonsillitis came back, which was unpleasant. Then I caught a cold, which I'm just getting over now. And then I did something weird to my neck, which at first I thought was because I slept funny, but now I'm starting to think it might be something else because one side of my neck, not my throat, hurts a bit when I swallow.
It's been difficult to get back to work with this going on. I think I'm on the mend, but you can never tell with these things. There is definitely something about the water in Dili that my body doesn't agree with. I had some weird skin problems before that went away when I left Dili last year. I don't think it's the climate because I've lived in Southeast Asia for a while now. Maybe it's the dust.