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Friday, July 22, 2005

Blogging in Dili 

Boy, Thomas Freidman is right -- the technological innovations that have been rocketing into the Third World truly are breathtaking. Who would have thought two years ago that it would be possible to blog in Dili, East Timor? Yet, here I am, pounding away on a keyboard in the Xanana Gusmao Reading Room in the capital of Timor Loro Sa'e.

I know I said I wouldn't be able to blog from here, but hey -- I was doubting Thomas! (Get it?) Anyway, it's pretty expensive to be online, so I'll keep this short. We got in after 20 hours of flights. I'm feeling well, now that I've had some coffee and real sleep (I can never sleep on the plane). I've fallen in love with Crispy Crackers. The people here are awesome. Rock over London, Rock on Chicago.

Well, that's it for now. I don't think the Globalization Miracle™ has reached Ainaro yet, so I really, really won't be able to blog from there. But I'll try to hit this again before we head back home in early August. Be sure to leave lots of comments that I won't be able to read for two weeks, and check back for more updates if I get around to them.


Ha! That's funny.

Today I'm listening to: The music blasting from the market next door at 4:00 AM.