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Trip: Timor-Leste

There are [21] stories from my trip: Timor-Leste

Dragons and Rays

INDONESIA | Thursday, 2 Mar 2023 | Views [97]

Two of the world's great creatures I saw for the first time today. The Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard and the manta ray is the world's largest ray with, respectively, a longer body and longer wingspan than that of humans. Last night I booked ... Read more >

Photos: Komodo National Park

INDONESIA | Thursday, 2 Mar 2023 | Photo Gallery

Komodo dragons, manta rays, and amazing panoramas
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INDONESIA | Sunday, 26 Feb 2023 | Views [92]

After having been to Indonesia four times, I feel I've found my favourite place in the country. Gunung Kelimutu has a set of three lakes that change colour and are often three different colours. After arriving by plane from Kupang to Ende yesterday, ... Read more >

Photos: Flores

INDONESIA | Saturday, 25 Feb 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Gates of Hell at Sea

INDONESIA | Thursday, 23 Feb 2023 | Views [93]

Kupang is an alright place; more of a transit point than a destination. I only planned on being here for one night or maybe two but thanks to all sorts of things, I've now been here a week. Late in 2014 I travelled from Kuala Lumpur to Bali without flying, ... Read more >

The Forgotten Half

INDONESIA | Saturday, 18 Feb 2023 | Views [141]

Timor-Leste and part of Indonesia are both on the island of Timor. Before Timor-Leste's independence, this island probably saw only a few intrepid visitors each year. Leaving Timor-Leste I entered Indonesia at the town of Wini. Indonesia has started ... Read more >

Photos: West Timor

INDONESIA | Friday, 17 Feb 2023 | Photo Gallery

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TIMOR-LESTE | Friday, 17 Feb 2023 | Views [103]

It’s safe to say that I’ve officially taken Timor-Leste by storm. After today I’ve been to practically every region in the country. Oecussi is a little-visited enclave of Timor-Leste located in West Timor, and is where the Portuguese ... Read more >

Photos: Oecussi

TIMOR-LESTE | Friday, 17 Feb 2023 | Photo Gallery

Enclave that's in West Timor but part of East Timor
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Missing Fin

TIMOR-LESTE | Tuesday, 14 Feb 2023 | Views [129]

It's Valentine's Day but I don't really care. Bec is my heavenly valentine, and I love and miss her every day of the year. I've been in Timor-Leste for nearly three weeks now, but I'm gonna have to make a move soon because my time isn't exactly unlimited ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, culture, snorkelling


TIMOR-LESTE | Sunday, 12 Feb 2023 | Views [67]

The weather hasn't been in my favour for much of this journey, but Timor-Leste doesn't fail to impress me. Returning to Dili, I make sure to rest up and get some good food before the next leg of my journey. Ataúro Island is regarded as being one ... Read more >

Photos: Ataúro

TIMOR-LESTE | Saturday, 11 Feb 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Jaco Island

TIMOR-LESTE | Tuesday, 7 Feb 2023 | Photo Gallery

Sacred island off the eastern tip of Timor-Leste. Also included is Tutuala, where I stayed
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Jaco Island

TIMOR-LESTE | Tuesday, 7 Feb 2023 | Views [117]

I'm in the far east of "East-East." How much further east can I go? Leaving Com behind this morning in the blistering Timorese sun (thankfully, my Barmah hat protects me) I got a lift easily in the back of a delivery truck. The driver stopped at every ... Read more >


TIMOR-LESTE | Monday, 6 Feb 2023 | Views [91]

It's not .com but Com that is a (small) dot on the map. A small, quaint fishing village of about 200 people in the far east of "East-East," Com is the type of place where you can easily sit for a few days and do nothing. I arrived yesterday after hitchhiking ... Read more >

Photos: Com

TIMOR-LESTE | Sunday, 5 Feb 2023 | Photo Gallery

Com with a dot on the map
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Photos: Venilale and Ossu

TIMOR-LESTE | Thursday, 2 Feb 2023 | Photo Gallery

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TIMOR-LESTE | Monday, 30 Jan 2023 | Views [107]

A raw, unadulterated adventure it is here in Timor-Leste. Whilst not as wild as Papua New Guinea, this small country gets very few tourists and is behind in a lot of respects. From near sea level in Dili, I'm now staying in Hatabuilico at close to 2000 ... Read more >

Photos: Mt. Ramelau

TIMOR-LESTE | Monday, 30 Jan 2023 | Photo Gallery

Includes Hatabuilico and the surrounding area
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TIMOR-LESTE | Thursday, 26 Jan 2023 | Views [142]

When I was about 15, my mother yelled out to me "Chris, where the hell is East Timor!?" She said "Timor" very emphatically yet even I, despite knowing the capital of every country, had no clue where it was. It was all over the news and I had no idea ... Read more >

Photos: Dili

TIMOR-LESTE | Wednesday, 25 Jan 2023 | Photo Gallery

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