In the spring of 2012, me and my family visited Timor-Leste (East Timor), the country where my father worked for the United Nations. These pictures from the trip are for all you who helped us making the journey memorable.
Dili Airport: Welcome to Timor Leste.
On our way to Cristo Rei, the Jesus statue in Dili.
Sandra & Lina by Cristo Rei.
Spider by Cristo Rei.
Sunset by Avenida de Portugal, Dili Beach.
Walking in the Bebunuk area, Dili.
Local shop in Bebunuk area, Dili.
School in Bebunuk, Dili.
Calm afternoon at the tai market in Dili.
Simen showing us our father’s old office at Palacio do Governo.
Visiting a market in the southern part of Dili.
Sandra meeting some workers at the market.
Timorese children and fishermen on the beach in Dili.
The Pope Statue, on our way to Ermera.
The car we borrowed. Thank you!
Mountains outside Railaco, on our way to Ermera.
Food break in Gleno. Our driver Made got to taste Norwegian food.
Me in Ermera.
Meeting children in Ermera.
Rice-fields just outside Gleno.
Lina tasting coffee outside Gleno.
Flooded road outside Railaco.
Meeting Kirsty Sword Gusmao at Alona Foundation.
The church that was used for our father’s memorial.
Flag ceremony at the president palace.
Lina meeting (now former) president Jose Ramos Horta.
Mother in the entrance to the president palace.
Sunset by the president palace.
Children playing football in a park in Dili.
Visiting an assembly at Dili International School.
Young miss Soares awarded for her achievements.
Joanne Soares and her daughter.
Me enjoying a drink on Caz Bar.
Another trip to Cristo Rei. Sunshine this time.
Putting down a candle by the black cross on Santa Cruz cemetery.
Our family gathered around the black cross.
Sunset in the streets of Dili.
Simen gathered a lot of Norwegian and Timorese friends for dinner.
Me and Henrique by the dinner table.
On our way to Jaco Island. Another flooded road.
Traditional Totem houses, near Tutuala.
View from the pousada in Tutuala.
Pigs eating in the middle of the road, on our way to Tutuala Beach.
Midnight photo on Tutuala Beach.
Sunrise on Tutuala Beach.
Beautiful Jaco Island.
Me relaxing on Jaco Island.
Small creature on Jaco Island.
Made enjoying life on Jaco Island.
Made’s hometown Lospalos. Statue of the town’s old hero.
Broken road, and a short detour.
Rice fields and mountains outside Baucau.
The pousada in Baucau, which messed up our booking.
Mother and Made having breakfast at a guest house in Baucau.
Dry fields east of Baucau.
Visiting secretary of state, Alfredo Pires.
The cathedral in Dili.
Meeting Cristino Gusmao, our father’s closest colleague.
Our father’s old apartment.
Made and his son Steven saying goodbye to us at the airport.
Leaving Timor Leste. Hope to be back soon!