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Kupang dining

Kupang dining

Good food Eating in Kupang Kupang is a good place to fatten up if you have been on the trail for a while in the islands. There are plenty of warungs by the bemo station if you are in the mood for some quick food for 5000 rupiah. Nasi and mie goring are great but […]

Niki Niki

Niki Niki

Niki Niki – West Timor In Niki-Niki there are some beautiful farms and traditional homes. Some of them are shaped sort of like an Eskimo igloo with big mound with a small opening to keep the drafts out. I loaded up my pack with oranges and nescafe and organized a local guy from Kefa to […]

Soko Windu

Soko Windu

Kefa – West Timor The Soko Windu is a good place to stay in Kefa at 25,000 a nite. The guy that owns the place is an inventor of sorts that rigged up a satellite tv set up and showed me his fish shocking rig that they use to catch the fish in the river. […]

Loseman Anda

Loseman Anda

Loseman – Soe The Loseman Anda in Soe has seen better days but only costs 15,000 rupiah per night. The nights get downright cold up there in the mountains. It is always a good idea to carry a small padlock that you can put on the doors. Some places you stay don’t have a keyed […]

Kupang

Kupang

Kupang West Timor City of Kupang Kupang is great little city on the west coast of Timor. It is a short hop over to Darwin and a good entry point to begin your travels in Indonesia. You can get your 30 day visa on arrival in most cases. That is not enough time to see […]

Teddy’s Bar Kupang

Teddy’s Bar Kupang

Teddy’s Bar – Kupang This colorful hangout is right on the beach where the river runs to the sea. There is a cool breeze blowing in and the setting is superb. Occasionally a yacht from Australia is anchored a ways off shore. There are always a few local girls on the prowl and expats from […]

Maliana Hotel Kupang

Maliana Hotel Kupang

Maliana Hotel – Kupang The Maliana is a pleasant little place next to the Susi Hotel and right across the street from the sea. I like to get up at night and walk across and watch the waves and look at the stars. It is on Jalan Sumatera No. 35. phone (0380) 821879. You can […]

Susi Hotel Kupang

Susi Hotel Kupang

Susi Hotel – Kupang The Susi hotel has a tremendous view from the roof. It is on Jalan Sumatera near the Danamon Bank and the Maliana Hotel. The rooms start at 55,000 rupiah a night but could use a new paint job. Just around the corner is the Lavalon Guesthouse which is probably the cheapest […]

Rote Island

Rote Island

Nemberala Rote is the small island just west of Timor. It is famous for Nemberela, a surfers hangout. You can get there by boat from Larantuka in Flores and from Kupang in Timor. The fast ferry from Kupang takes around an hour and a half, while the regular ferry takes 4 to 5 hours. They […]

Timor Travel Visa Run

Timor Travel Visa Run

Kupang to Dili visa run There are a couple of travel services that run shuttle busses between Kupang and Dili. The cost is 17 to 18 USD. You pay in rupiah if leaving from Kupang and you pay in USD if leaving from Dili. The one I use is Timor Travel. They are professional services […]