Is there anything nicer than enjoying a fresh coconut?

One of the absolute delights of my time in the fascinating city of Dili in East Timor was discovering these beachside coconut stands.

Approach a seller with his or her cart. Pick out your coconut or let the seller choose. The seller wields a formidable machete and whack whack, off comes the coconut’s top; in goes a straw and one refreshing drink is ready!

I was kicking myself that I had left my metal straw at the hotel. I hate adding to disposal culture.

The amount of litter on the Dili beach was depressing

When the fresh coconut milk is finished, one goes back to the seller who machetes it open for a coconut snack!

PS East Timor/ Timor L’Este was the look at my view.

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