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Timor Leste – our last station in Asia

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While we were in Timor Leste, we were mainly busy with cleaning the motorcycles for the quarantine inspection in Australia. But we also used the chance to fix a few things that we had on our list already for a long time, we met other overland travellers, and of cause we also set off to explore a little bit of…

East Timor: Timor/ East Timor and shipping to Australia

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It was still dark when the ferry reached Kupang 15 hours from when we started.  It was around 4am!  We tried to find some place to stay but since check out time was around 12pm, it was kinda tough to find a place.  We decided to wait a bit and have a think over coffee.  Although we got decent sleep,…

Timor Leste

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29th August          Timor Leste
History
The Portuguese first arrived in Timor in the 16th century, with the Dutch following 50 years later, both with a vested interest in the trade of sandalwood and timber.  The two powers were to compete for Timor over the next three centuries.
After various conflicts for control, by the mid 19th century, Timor was split…