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Dili to Kupang

Dili to Kupang

Dili to Kupang The trip from Dili to Kupang takes 12 to 14 hours. Travel companies make the trip every day with mini buses but they were booked through Christmas so I caught a lift in the back of a truck. For 18 dollars Timor Travel will pick you up and drop you off at […]

The Horse Races in Tasitolu

The Horse Races in Tasitolu

Jockeys of East Timor The Timorese people are nuts for horse racing. The jockeys thunder around the track riding bareback on these fine looking horses. Horse races in Dili If you leave Dili going west on a Sunday and glance off the the left you might notice the horses racing around an oval track at […]

waterfall

waterfall

Viqueque waterfall Heading north out of Viqueque there is a beautiful waterfall right alongside the road. Sometimes the people will stop and wash their car here. It is a scenic and fairly easy trip to travel between Viqueque and Baucau. Figure on around 5 hours from Dili to Viqueque. The road is in good shape […]

Metanaro

Metanaro

Mamar Metanaro There is a nice local restaurant 22 kilometers east of Dili towards Baucau called the Mamar Metanaro. Sometimes we stop there for a beer or two after diving the eastern sites. Yesterday I had fried rice, a chicken breast, 2 rolls, and vegetables for $1.35 but then added a cold coke for an […]

Pousada De Baucau

Pousada De Baucau

Pousada De Baucau. This is one of the nicest hotels in East Timor and has a lot of style for those that want to splurge. The Pink Hotel This big pink hotel is the Pousada De Baucau. tel: 670 7241111 email: pousadadebaucau @ sapo.pt The rooms are around 60.00 dollars a night. There are supposed […]

Malaysian Checkpoint

Malaysian Checkpoint

Malaysians Tasitolu checkpoint The Malaysian checkpoint is west of Dili past the airport and controls the traffic coming from the west. They’re across the beach the dive site known as Dili rock. These are a cool group of guys that patrol up and down the beach at night with their armored personal carriers. They enjoy […]

Baucau

Baucau

Baucau, East Timor There is a lot of history to Baucau. I don’t know too much about it so you will have to hit the books if you are interested in that sort of thing. There are a lot of Portuguese influenced buildings in this town and it looks kind of cool. I just stopped […]