Welcome to Maubisse
Waking up in the chilly village of Maubisse and watching clouds rising, uncovering the village below, is a real highlight. A waterfall you can swim in and two excellent dining options nearby add to Maubisse's appeal. Improved roads from Dili (though the climb out of Dili is intense) make this an ideal weekend destination for expats.
On the hill behind Hakmatek you'll find a number of still-lived-in traditional Timorese homes, where you'll catch a glimpse of locals, both young and old, living a more bucolic life.