Thirsty Thursdays: Timorese Coffee Experiences in East Timor

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 somewhere and sadly tourism isn’t bringing enough money in just yet. East Timor however has Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Timorese Coffee Experiences in East Timor[…]

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Relaxing and Touring Atauro Island in East Timor

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 top 5 remote islands, but when my travels took me to East Timor recently, I Read more about Relaxing and Touring Atauro Island in East Timor[…]

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Backpacking in East Timor: Top 15 Sights in Dili

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 East” Asia than any of them. In fact it’s so south east, it’s almost in Read more about Backpacking in East Timor: Top 15 Sights in Dili[…]

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

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 one of those sights not to miss when backpacking in East Timor. What is the Read more about Backpacking in East Timor: Visiting the Jesus Statue at Cape Fatucama[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 6 Bars in Dili, East Timor

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 you arrive in East Timor. There’s no stress here. Relaxing becomes a way of life. Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 6 Bars in Dili, East Timor[…]

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

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 in the ONLY backpackers hostel in East Timor, known as East Timor Backpackers in Dili. Read more about Staying at the ONLY Backpackers Hostel in East Timor: East Timor Backpackers, Dili[…]

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

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 “South East Asia on a Shoestring Lonely Planet book” finally in terms of actual countries, Read more about How to Get an East Timor Visa On Arrival at Dili Airport[…]