TRAV E LL E R ‘ S TAL E : A W E S T TIMOR W E DDING – TAASA Review March 2010


This article was originally found in the March 2010 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 26).

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Ross Langlands A s with most journeys to fairly remote destinations, much time is spent sitting in tin sheds or `terminals’ waiting for the plane, bus or train to arrive.

I have done my fair share of that, but impatience is always tempered by the novice’s sense of anticipation! So it was on the journey to Soe in West Timor for the occasion of an important wedding, not in the royal sense but to celebrate the marriage of the eldest son of close friends Tiberius and Imelda Leo.

The ceremony was a feat of organisation that would daunt even the most skilful and experienced...