It took a few passes before I worked out what has happened with a few restaurants down at Metiaut, towards Christ Rei. It looks like Sabai Sabai has gone and after a few renovations, it looks like the Garden 88 restaurant has replaced it. A little further down, Tuk Tuk has now opened – it is the Thai Jasmin but in a new location. There is also another new one without a name right next to Long Beach Health Club.
This follows the closure of Enigma’s beach-side restaurant operation and the renovations to the beach-side operations of the Atlantic Grill and Sol e Mar. Sol e Mar is no longer the small, quiet cozy juice bar. The beach operation is now a fully fledged retaurant and bar and across the road, the main building is being completely re-built and about 5 times bigger. Who knows what it will look like.
The traffic yesterday was apalling around the Palacio. Someone told me it was Xanana’s birthday. If that is true, he must have been having it at his new office location which is on the western side of Lita supermarket.
Timor Diver is right on the money re. motorcyclists and helmets. Over the last month, I have seen at least 5 occasions when a helmet goes rolling down the street. These are the “ice-cream container” helmets made of thin and useless plastic and utterly pointless if not strapped on at all.
I have noticed the high tides of late crashing over seawalls in a couple of places, dumping water and tons of sand. I can’t wait for that king tide coupled with a nice northerly wind whipping up some big high waves. Could be interesting.