10-12 July 2012 1 of 1




On the 10th July we completed all preparations to leave Timor-Leste at the end of an action-packed and very successful Phase VII.

We took our bags down to the Nicolau Lobato International Airport and checked them all in for Denpasar Bali on a Merpati flight, then returned to the cool, comfort and refreshments of the TLH to while away an hour until we needed to return to the airport to board. Our new friend, Jet No.5 Paulo, dropped by to see us and we had a final photograph of the Phase VII team taken.

Nicolau Lobato International Airport,
Dili, Timor-Leste

The UN are still here
but not for long
A final photograph of the Phase VII team:
(l-r) Mark, Caitlin, Sven, Hinrich, Andrew, Paulo

We said good bye to Paulo at the airport and boarded our delayed flight to Denpasar, Bali. When we arrived Hinrich and Sven left us at the had onward flights to Germany and USA. Caitlin, Andrew and I went back to the Best Western Kuta to overnight. Andrew was remaining in Bali for a few days but on the 11th Caitlin flew out to Taipai and the US while I caught my Air Asia flight to Kuala Lumpur, also delayed. When I arrived I had a mad rush to the KLIA terminal to catch my Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt and then my connection to Birmingham, arriving back in the UK early on the 12th July.