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Dili

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38,55,8

Oekusi

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11,30,0

Tutuala

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8,5,1

Baucau

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7,11,1

Pune

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5,4,0

Baguia

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0,2,0

Baguia

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2,3,0

Maleria

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Maubisse

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2,9,0

Manatuto

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1,1,0

Maliana

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0,1,0

Cailaco

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1,1,0

Dili

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  • Thai in Timor

    Dili Restaurants

    An interesting mix of Lebanese and Thai food. In terms of atmosphere, view, mix of food and just general chillout vibe, it doesn't get much better than this! Fantastic view, over looking the bay, right on the beachside, great for sunset. The staff are friendly and it is great value for money. Larb Gai/Spicy Chicken Salad - full of fresh herbs and...

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  • Discovery Inn

    Dili Hotels

    Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The restored presidential residence

    Dili Off The Beaten Path

    When we were driving up the road from Dili to Aileu and Maubisse our driver stopped at a vantage point to show us the official residence of Timor Leste's president. Used mainly for representative purposes, because Ramos Horta has a private home which he prefers.What our driver did not say, was that this same mansion was once the residence of "the...

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Oekusi

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  • Overland to Oecusse

    Oekusi Transportation

    If you have flown to Dili, you can take the ferry for a side-trip to the enclave Oecusse. But we started out in Indonesia, so we tried the route overland from Kupang via Kefamenanu to the border and Pante Makasar on the Oecusse coast.Once in Kefa - by bus or otherwise - one has to proceed to the pasar lama where one can get on a minibus or ojeg to...

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  • A legacy of destruction

    Oekusi Things to Do

    Unlike in Dili, the destruction wrought by the militias in 1999 is still visible everywhere in Oecusse. All buildings constructed during the Indonesian occupation from 1975 to 1999 have been throughly burnt, only the brick walls left standing. Some historic buildings were destroyed too for good measure.Schools and a medical clinic (puskesmas in...

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  • No ATM in Oecusse!

    Oekusi What to Pack

    Be sure to bring enough money to Oecusse, USD in small notes. There is no ATM and the one bank office serves local customers only. USD 50 p.p. a day will do: accommodation USD 15, food USD 15, transport USD 10 (an ojeg ride in town costs USD 1, the same for a microlet ride out of town), reserve USD 10.

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Tutuala

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  • Lack of Plumbing

    Tutuala Favorites

    Tutuala does not have the modern conveniences of most towns.Water:There is no running water in the entire village. The installation of plumbing and bathroom fixtures in the Pousada de Tutuala was simply done in anticipation of when running water may grace the town. All of the villagers must walk down to the base of the hill about 1.5km away and...

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  • Tutuala Pousada

    Tutuala Hotels

    The Pousada de Tutuala is possibly the only accommodation in the town of Tutuala. The keys are...

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  • Dong Son-style Houses

    Tutuala Local Customs

    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...

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Baucau

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  • Good view and food

    Baucau Restaurants

    Located in the heart of the old town, this cafe is accessible by foot from just about anywhere, so it location is key.Also, it has a nice back deck that provides you with a nice view of the mountain slope and gives you a refreshing breeze to cool off by. The local foods are all great. They have boiled fish, grilled fish and lots of other local...

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  • Amor Guest House

    Baucau Hotels

    I found while traveling through Timor that accommodation prices are very much inflated due to the...

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  • Best restaurant in "New Town"

    Baucau Restaurants

    This restaurant was pointed out to me by a couple of local UN workers who had been staying in Baucau for months. The restaurant lived up to their words and gave me a great meal.The menu has lots of local dishes as well as a couple western ones. The owner spoke a bit of English and was quite polite and helpful. The local dishes of noodles and fish...

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Pune

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  • Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!

    Pune Restaurants

    Located on your way to the city from the Airport, this restaurant has one of the best Seafood in town. You just can't miss the place; it's bang opposite Sun and Sand Hotel. Good ambience and reasonably priced. You must try the Tandoor variety. Thumbs up! Tandoor fish

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  • Snake park

    Pune Things to Do

    Located in Katraj, this snake park, one of the only ones in the country is well known for its work towards animals besides its snakes and reptiles. Recently it added a zoo to it as well. It has held many snake festivals and snake awareness programs to let people know this dreaded creepy creature better. During the festival of Nagpanchami, the...

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  • Saras Bagh

    Pune Things to Do

    A sunken garden as the first impression states it to be, Sarasbagh was built by Nanasaheb Peshwa, surrounding the Parvati Hill. Now with a Ganapati Temple as the center, the garden now with lush green lawns at one time was a garbage dumping ground for the British. Adjoining it is the Peshwe Park, which is a favourite haunt for children, thanks to...

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Baguia

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    Remote activities

    by pgdf Updated Mar 28, 2005

    Some of the most exciting rock climbing is to be found in Baguia.
    Locally you can see the swordmakers who fashion replicas of old Dutch and Portuguese swords from scrap metal and make an almost perfect copy - right down to the date using primitive techniques. These can be used as part of a bride price

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Backpacking

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Baguia

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    Remote activities

    by pgdf Updated Mar 28, 2005

    Some of the most exciting rock climbing is to be found in Baguia.
    Locally you can see the swordmakers who fashion replicas of old Dutch and Portuguese swords from scrap metal and make an almost perfect copy - right down to the date using primitive techniques. These can be used as part of a bride price

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Backpacking

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Maubisse

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Manatuto

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    Restaurant Astoria: Nice local food

    by DSwede Written Mar 10, 2010

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    While roaming the streets of Manatuto, I was fortunate to meet a Portuguese man who lived there for about 10 years as a teacher. He was quite pleasant to talk to and pointed me in direction of this restaurant.

    The food and presentation was simple enough, but I was pleased and left satisfied.

    Favorite Dish: The fish and noodles are best.

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Cailaco

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    History of Cailaco

    by halikowski Written Dec 8, 2008

    Favorite thing: Battle of Cailaco, 1726, Timor. Loyal tribesmen fight under Portuguese command. Joaquim de Matos, `A Planta de Cailaco’, s/d 1726. Manuscript on paper, 51.5 X 82 cms. Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino, Lisbon.

    Battle of Cailaco

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