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Top 12 Travel Highlights of 2014

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I’m pretty busy at the moment trying to go through all my unwritten posts, but it’s still nice to reflect on a top 12 travel moments of the year – something I did a similar post on in 2012 and …

Thirsty Thursdays: Timorese Coffee Experiences in East Timor

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The gems and secrets of travelling continued a few weeks back for me, when I visited East Timor for the first time. I was keen to find out about the industries that they have there. Money has to come from …

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Relaxing and Touring Atauro Island in East Timor

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I’ve been to some truly magical islands on my travels. I love the disconnected tranquility of it all. In the past I’ve been to Sark, Bruny Island, Cuverville Island, Yi Li Dao Island and Lido Island. I also shared a …

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Backpacking in East Timor: Top 15 Sights in Dili

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East Timor is still a relatively “new country”, having gained its independence and official country state in 2002. When backpackers talk about South East Asia they normally head to Thailand, Laos or Malaysia. However, geographically East Timor is more “South …

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Backpacking in East Timor: Visiting the Jesus Statue at Cape Fatucama

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East Timor is 98% Catholic and you’ll be aware of that especially in Dili. One of the key sights to see in the entire country is the massive Jesus Statue at Cape Fatucama. Known locally as the Cristo Rei. Really …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 6 Bars in Dili, East Timor

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One of the things I wanted to check out in East Timor were the bars in Dili. I like to relax on my travels, with a beer staring out and watching the world go by. Life slows down immensely when …

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Staying at the ONLY Backpackers Hostel in East Timor: East Timor Backpackers, Dili

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When I googled for hostels in East Timor, only one came up and it’s no wonder – there only is one hostel in the entire country! But mind you – that’s one more than North Korea! So naturally I stayed …

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How to Get an East Timor Visa On Arrival at Dili Airport

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My most recent backpacking trip took me to East Timor, also known as Timor Leste. This place only became a country in 2002 which was one of the reasons that intrigued me to it. Another reason is that it completed my …