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Full-Day Tour of Dili
"Your tour will begin with a pick up from your accommodation. You will travel east through the central business district of East Timor’s laid-back capital of Dili. The first stop is at the Australian World War 2 Memorial and Museum located in Dare veterans of World War II and dedicated to the Timorese people for their support to the Australian soldiers against the occupying Japanese forces from 1942-1945.Back to Dili you will visit the Santa Cruz Cemetery which is one the most important and historically significant worship sites in East Timor. To the international community the cemetery is best known for being the site of the Santa Cruz Massacre that took the lives of approximately 250 youths on the 12th November 1991.The next stop is at the Xanana Cultural Centre (originally the Xanana Reading Room) which is home t bookshop and exhibition spaces showcasing a permanent collection of photographs and paintings completed both during Xanana’s life as a resistance fighter in rugged jungles and mountains of East Timor and while he was imprisoned in Indonesia during the 19
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Full-Day Tour of Dili
"Your tour will begin with a pick up from your accommodation. You will travel east through the central business district of East Timor’s laid-back capital of Dili. The first stop is at the Australian World War 2 Memorial and Museum located in Dare veterans of World War II and dedicated to the Timorese people for their support to the Australian soldiers against the occupying Japanese forces from 1942-1945.Back to Dili you will visit the Santa Cruz Cemetery which is one the most important and historically significant worship sites in East Timor. To the international community the cemetery is best known for being the site of the Santa Cruz Massacre that took the lives of approximately 250 youths on the 12th November 1991.The next stop is at the Xanana Cultural Centre (originally the Xanana Reading Room) which is home t bookshop and exhibition spaces showcasing a permanent collection of photographs and paintings completed both during Xanana’s life as a resistance fighter in rugged jungles and mountains of East Timor and while he was imprisoned in Indonesia during the 19
From $216.00
 
Diving Day Trip in the Komodo National Park
"Visitors from the smallest pygmy seahorses to giant Manta Rays are regularly seen on this day trip. While there can be currents there is also serene corals gentle drift dives and other diving options. The Komodo diving daytrip begins at the dive shop located in the heart of Labuan Bajo easily accessed from all local hotels. You will depart from the dive shop at around 7:30am. The custom built coffee tea and water are available on your journey. Each dive site is assessed for safety before you enter and it is essential to understand that you may have to change sites due to strong currents waves or other factors that increase risk. You will then get your gear set up and jump in for your first dive. Your guide will be there with you the entire time and focused on your needs and safety. The reefs and marine life are plentiful and always awe the dive boat will pick you up and you will head off towards your next destination.  A nutritious
From $95.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in East Timor

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Skulls in the Cemeteries

East Timor is heavily Catholic (~97%), which makes it one of two predominately Catholic countries in Asia (the other being the Philippines). So there is no shortage of Catholic cemeteries and...
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Eating customs

As a reply to a forum question, here was my reply:Q: Would anyone be able to inform me on the East Timores'e Cultural eating practices. Are there any traditions at meal time? Is it a sit down, family...
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Still Hunting the Hard Way

People in East Timor still live a rather hard life, one that is more hand-to-mouth and less about creature comforts.The more removed from the capital city, the more the people are completely self...
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Harvesting Corn Crops

The food in Timor is similar to some Indonesia food. Its quite common to fry fish, banana and noodles. Also corn is grown on the island more than rice, which surprised me a bit, but therefore corn and...
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Tetum - The Language of Timor-Leste

It is best to know some Tetum. The government has adopted the Portuguese language recently as the official language while Tetum remains the national language.Tetum is undergoing development now as it...
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Dili Waterfront - Typical Dili Woman

This is a picture of a typical Dili woman. When I was taking her picture, she was smiling away, very shy yet curious. The Dili-dwellers love eating betelnut as I saw many of them eating, including...
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Dili Waterfront - The Womenfolk

As you walk along the waterfront, you will get to see fruits stalls selling all kinds of local fruits like bananas, mangoes, papayas, etc. During the lazy afternoon period, you will see the womenfolk...
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Di'ak Kalae?

"How are you?"This the way to tell it to an East Timorese, if he doesn't speak English (some 5%, mostly young people do so) or Portuguese (about 30% of the older generation speak and understand it)....
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TIMOR Lorosae is culturally...

TIMOR Lorosae is culturally quite different from neighbouring Indonesia. Their local dialects, now tetum and fataluku, are non-malay languages and their elite speaks Portugues, nowdays just 30% of the...
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bkoon

"T I M O R - L E S T E : The Unexplored Land"
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theo1006

"A nation under construction"
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DSwede

"Yes, Tourists do come to Timor"
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Yiannis2000

" Timor trouble soon over??? "
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"TIMOR LESTE"
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