Dili is the capital city of Timor Leste (East Timor) and will one day be a beautiful capital as it is nestled in a deep harbour surrounded by a backdrop of dramatic mountains,
Bing in the tropics there are two seasons; Wet (September-March) and Dry. During the wet season the ranges are capped by black rainclouds which dump huge amounts of water to flood down the Comoro River and wash out to the Straits of Wettar.
Dili is suffering growing pains as the UN peace keeping mission helps the city by supplying staff earning good money and looking to spend it in restaurants and shops. Poverty is still very obvious all over the city but with 400 vehicles being registered in the country every month the infrastructure is bursting at the seams.
In 15 years I'm sure things will be very different and if Timor Leste can sort out it's political problems and develop it's natural treasures (this is a beautiful country) they will be a serious challenge to Bali as an adventure destination.