Dili, the capital of East Timor with about 200,000 inhabitants lies on the northern coast of Timor island, the easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands.

This video clip, recorded during a stay of about one week, gives an impression of daily life in Dili: housing, traffic, shopping, public buildings, public transport as well as port, boulevard and beach.

After a dark history the town is full of young people looking to the future with hope and expectation.

00:00 Get a first feeling for life in Dili
00:52 How people buy and sell
03:10 How people get around
05:48 Working and chilling at the seaside
08:46 Where the government is
09:42 Where people live
11:42 How people relax

We visited Timor-Leste on the overland trip from Australia to the Netherlands; see our channel https://www.youtube.com/user/JanvanBekkum for hundreds of clips.

A video clip of Taibesi Market, Dili’s main market, has been published separately: https://youtu.be/HZk2esgR6aw. Enjoy more daily life by playing the clips in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMYlw_C7EP8K3u2QhRwN8hTZ9e4uj7nZb

Music and/or sound effects:
“”Professor and the Plant”” and “”Hard Boiled”” performed by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com), “”Prohibition Blues””, “”Bad Luck Blues”” and “”Curse Of The Dolls”” performed by Purple Planet (http://www.purple-planet.com/).