Dili, Timor-Leste: Gambling for a couple of $, in the destroyed Ministry of Finance Building of the former Indonesian Provincial Government.

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Ian Stehbens on March 20, 2008

Two groups of young men were enjoying a game of cards, in what was once the entrance hall of the Ministry of Finance Building. The building was a Provincial Government building during the time of Indonesian rule, but was arsoned, allegedly by Indonesia as part of its militarised and reluctant withdrawal. So many ironies.

The boys welcomed me, though my local companions were rather wary.

Ian Stehbens on March 30, 2008

I love the way you appreciate humanity and its many expressions, Gondor. Thanks too for sharing your memories of Tibet and Morrocco.


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