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Jesus Christ .... The statue

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... with endlessly fat wallets. So we caught a taxi to Jesus and climbed the well trodden route to the top. Along the route there are a number of reliefs set into the rock depicting Jesus's persecution, execution and resurrection.

The Dili Jesus statue is big and the views of Dili from the hilltop occupied by Jesus were awesome - check the pics.

The bay just behind the hill that Jesus stands on has a beautiful beach and is accessed via ...

(41) Not A Bad Spot for Lunch

A travel blog entry by alcatrav

... we reached the base of the hill. The entrance to the path is not very obvious and we initially cycled past it. It is situated next to the toilet block at the western end of the car park. The path is dotted with 14 grottoes, each with bronze carvings depicting the stations of the crucifixion. Intricately detailed, they also provided some much needed respite from the sun. After the last grotto we had great views over Jesus ...


A travel blog entry by wanderlust_asia


... occupies the top of a large hill and were treated the next morning to views of the entire valley shrouded in mist. We visited several towns, markets and a traditional village but the rain became relentless and turned our thoughts once more to Indonesia and its sunny beaches.

It's worth noting that Timor Leste is incredibly poor, they have oil and gas reserves but the wealth from this hasn't reached the average person. In a cruel twist ...

East Timor

A travel blog entry by georgg


... to the East of Dili to a very nice restaurant right on the beach, which serves a fusion of Cape Verdean, Portuguese and Timorese food.

Sun, March 24th:
The next morning we get up early and after breakfast on the very nice roof top of our hotel, S picks us up and we drive out along the Coast to the East again for our hike up to the large Jesus statue, which can be seen from Dili on the top of the small mountain peninsula. ...

Everything for Sale - Markets

A travel blog entry by npacadia


... I didn't recognize many of the food items, especially the many greens for sale. At restaurants, we did eat squash and casava leaves (the latter being very bitter).

Many of the items for sale in the town markets were laid out on the ground, sometimes not even under any shelter. Most of the markets were not paved. One of the other issues at the markets was that none of the food items are iced or ...

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This hotel, located on Bairro Gomes, Dili, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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