East Timor Favorites

  • Goats on Graves
    Goats on Graves
    by DSwede
  • Goats on Boats
    Goats on Boats
    by DSwede
  • Dong Son-style houses (Tutuala)
    Dong Son-style houses (Tutuala)
    by DSwede

East Timor Favorites

  • Adaptor plugs

    East Timor has a mixture of electrical plugs and while there may be a standard, it is hard to follow it.Most typically, the plugs have the European 2-pin round connections:http://electricaloutlet.org/type-cIn some more remote places, you can occasionally find the USA style, 2-flat blade plugs.http://electricaloutlet.org/type-aBest recommendation is...

  • Dong Son-style Houses

    These style homes, known as Dong Son, are found only in the eastern-most Tutuala District.These structures are very tall, elongated from the base on stilts. There are some more popular ones along the main roads, however the smaller villages and side roads will have examples too. Just keep your eyes open.They are odd looking, being much more tall...

  • Ubiquitous Goats on Top of Everything

    Have you ever notices how goats love to climb on things? There are no shortages of this in Timor.Goats have nearly open range in Timor, except for the centers of the cities. And by that, I mean Dili and Baucau. Otherwise goats can be found everywhere, typically perched in the most obscure places.I saw goats in windows, goats in overturned boats,...

  • Drinks from Street Vendors

    East Timor is a rather hot country and therefore if you are like everyone else, keeping fluids is a paramount importance.Stores may be a bit pricey at times, but the street vendors and small corner stores have more or less adopted a universal cost for drinks.Juices, teas, alcohol, soda and colas will be more expensive.Small water (600ml) on the...

  • The residents.

    During my long tenure in East Timor, I was always very pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and the helpfulness of the locals. They were always positive in their outlook and always had smiles on their faces - in spite of what they had been through. A most enjoyable people.

  • Under the TREE

    Funnily enough, when we first reached Atauro, we were greeted by the huge huge tree and that was the place where locals gather to buy / sell stuffs. All the activities were under the big tree. At this marketplace, you will see dried salted fishes, clothes, fresh fruits, vegetables, etc. The buzz is only there during days when there are ferries...

  • Timor-Leste's History

    ... continued from above ...1996 - Bishop Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo and Jose Ramos-Horta, 2 leading East Timorese activists for peace and independence, received the Nobel Peace Prize and this gained some limelight in the world arena.1998 - Suharto was forced to resign and Habibie took over the Presidency of Indonesia. Economy outlook of Indonesia...

  • Understanding Timor-Leste's History

    It is always good to understand the history of East Timor. So, here goes.16th Century - Under the Portuguese rule while the rest of the land was under the Dutch. Known as Portuguese Timor then.WWII - When the Japanese troops invaded, Portuguese Timor was "taken over" by the Australians and the Dutch. After the war when the Japanese were defeated,...

  • VISA Application

    You will most probably need a visa to get into the country. The visa can be purchased when you arrive at the airport. Fee : USD$30

  • Currency Used in Timor Leste

    In Timor Leste, the currency used is the USD. That makes everything very expensive, even for travellers. The East Timorese cannot afford to buy things as the USD is so expensive and hence living standard becomes very unbalanced. Well, this is a political choice and I guess after a while when the country settles down, they will use their own...

  • Timor Leste Sun

    A good online source for news about East Timor, the country and its people!Go to :http://www.easttimorsun.com/index.htm

  • Visa and Money...

    No visa required ... for entry in East Timor, at least for European travellers.The introduction of the US dollar as the country's new currency was not welcomed by the local population, but it certainly makes life easier for foreign visitors...


East Timor Hotels

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Dili Hotels
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Baucau Hotels
7 Reviews - 11 Photos
Oekusi Hotels
11 Reviews - 30 Photos
Tutuala Hotels
8 Reviews - 5 Photos

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