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Long flight home

Long flight home

Dili-Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles. 37 1/2 hours straight in planes and airports. But I got a shower and five hours of sleep in Singapore, and overall a very comfortable flight on Singapore Air. Saw Mount Fuji at sunset coming into Tokyo. The experience of the Japanese...
Last road trip in Timor-Leste

Last road trip in Timor-Leste

I expect this to be my last Sunday in East Timor. Brian Pinkowski, an anti-corruption expert on a project in Timor, goes out every Sunday snorkeling and diving, so this week I tagged along with him. I just splash around in the waves while he does serious stuff out by...
Just another day at the office

Just another day at the office

A few views of a typical (not that there’s anything typical about it at all, really) “work day” in Timor. Mostly working in the President’s office on a new web site and social media strategy. no images were found If you haven’t seen this one it’s more of an...

Photo gallery — Timor-Leste 2011

I have been pretty flat out since I arrived, working with his staff in the press office, and juggling work back in the US, a foot in both countries. I have an hour of downtime this afternoon. The US is sleeping. The President is arriving from China in an hour. I...
Breakfast with the President

Breakfast with the President

I am staying in a guest room at the “Presidential compound” in Dili. I have known José Ramos-Horta for more than ten years. When I first met him in 2000 I don’t think he even had a post. But he was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and an international...