Baucau is an interesting town. The majority of the one-storied structures reside on either side of a winding road. There are two main areas, New Town and Old Town, separated by two kilometers. The old part is at the top of the hill and the new, at the bottom. Despite their names, they both seem to be rather run-down rural villages and there is really no place that is truly a “town”.

The true beauty of the area lies in the landscape. The lush green, terraced rolling hills and the picturesque trickling streams take my breath away each time I pass. The area is much more remote than that of Goma in the DR Congo and instills a sense of tranquility in all of the visitors.


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