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Month: April 2018

Surabaya, Indonesia

Surabaya, a port city located on the west of Java island is Indonesia’s second largest city. With a rich history as a major hub for commerce, it was a strategic […]

Kupang to Surabaya, Indonesia

1.5 days in Kupang was insufficient for exploration, but it allowed me to save a lot of money on airfare because a flight between Indonesian cities is far cheaper than […]

Kupang, Indonesia

Kupang is a university city and the largest in West Timor, Indonesia. With very little tourist traffic, I was not even able to get information from the hotel, but I […]

Timor Leste to Indonesia via land

For Indonesia’s reputation as a nation of islands there is a land route to it. The path via the Motoain border from Timor Leste was created when it gained independence […]

East East aka Timor Leste

At the heart of Dili, Timor Leste’s capital, and the country’s largest city is a dense concentration of public spaces and buildings. Although the country has shifted sovereignty numerous times, […]

Minibus adventures in Timor Leste

I changed accommodations to Hotel Dili where I met some Australians and learned about their electronics smuggling business. Then I scouted out my transportation options while exploring the city via […]

Dili, Timor Leste

I leisurely walked east along Avienda Marginal until I reached the end of the park to catch the longer distance buses which carried passengers to the eastern edge of town […]

Atauro, Timor Leste

With it’s limited routes, I took the first chance to catch the Berlin Nakroma ferry to Atauro Island. Luckily, the dock was a short walk from the house and there […]

Bali, Indonesia to Dili, Timor Leste

I slept in after the late night observing Bali’s night life then picked up my laundry and hat and meandered to the airport, stopping by the Discovery Shopping Mall and […]

Bali night life

I spent the morning on errands, seeking out laundry and a tailor to repair my insect repellent hat in preparation for additional South East Asian countries, while finding local dishes and […]

East Bali, Indonesia

From Sanur, we drove east, parallel the coastline until Candidasa where we headed inland to Tirta Gangga, a garden with stepping stones along it’s beautiful Koi ponds. Then we back […]

North Bali, Indonesia

I was confused by Bali’s different references such as how Denpasar airport didn’t match the actual airport name and why the real Denpasar city was located hours away from the […]