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Maubisse, a small mountain village

A 70 kilometre gravel road leads south into the hills from Dili via Aileu to Maubisse, a small town at 1400 metres above sea level. It is beautifully situated in the mountains. On a hill, overlooking the town, sits the Pousada, an old Portuguese guesthouse, which is still very much in business with nice rooms, good food and great views on all sides.

Maubisse has a large Catholic church, some eating places and a big market, where people from neighbouring villages come to trade and buy, many of them on horseback; the horses are "parked" in a field nearby.


View to the church
View to the church

Maubisse view
Maubisse view

Carrying bamboo poles
Carrying bamboo poles

View from the hill
View from the hill

At the Pousada
At the Pousada

The Pousada
The Pousada

The Pousada
The Pousada

View from Pousada
View from Pousada

Having a bath
Having a bath

View to the hill
View to the hill

Maubisse church
Maubisse church

Portuguese fountain
Portuguese fountain

View from Pousada
View from Pousada

View to market
View to market

Going to church
Going to church

The Catholic church
The Catholic church

Selling mangoes
Selling mangoes

Clothes for sale
Clothes for sale

Boy with cock
Boy with cock

Selling clothes
Selling clothes

Fighting cocks
Fighting cocks

Cemetery and horses
Cemetery and horses

Horse parking
Horse parking

Selling tobacco
Selling tobacco

Public transport
Public transport

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