Have I mentioned that I'm going to Timor-Leste in August? Just me (my partner doesn't want to go) and a small tour group. I'm excited about seeing the country and learning more about its history and culture. I booked my flights last week. To get in the mood I am trying to learn a few words of Tetum (the local language) and also experimenting with the cuisine ...
Last night we took an East Timorese lamb and tamarind stew to
our friends' place for dinner. (Pictured here with rice and bok
choy.) It was delicious!
Watch this space. As the countdown continues I'm sure there'll be more culinary experimentation ... apparently Timorese cuisine mingles Southeast Asian and Portuguese influences. Sounds like a wonderful combination.