HI guys—I’m here in East Timor working on a contract in support of the Aussie Army who are trying to restore law and order. Been here for nine months and looks like another six to go.
Hope you like the photo of the girls; the blue one is mine and the cute one is my son’s (Carla wanted to pose with the bike so who am I to argue).
I thought about bringing the bike up here but the locals are always throwing rocks at us so it’s probably not a great idea. Apart from that, the roads are shit and the drivers, including the UN, are even shittier.
Anyway, keep up the good work and I’ll catch up with everyone on the road when I get back.
PHIL PARKES, Dili, East Timor.