Day 03 : Genocide no more

Friday 20 June 2014 Timor-Leste could be reasonably said to be a slightly ‘obscure’ travel destination. It’s a country that most people probably couldn’t find on a map, and probably wouldn’t notice even if they could. It’s not terribly big – about 15,000 square km, or just slightly bigger than …

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Day 02 : Death from Above

Thursday 19 June 2014 – “so, it’s a shame the aircon doesn’t work” – “Doesn’t it? I often go in that room and it’s freezing. Have you checked it’s not just turned off; we often do when no-one’s in the room to save money.” The upshot is that the dorm …

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Kupang or bust!

(You might want a map for this one.) So, am in East Timor, the eastern half of the island of Timor, and one of the world’s newer countries. I’m here for a few days, partly for historic reasons, and partly because Indonesia’s visa policy is ‘complex’; I can get a …

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