Timor-Leste Part 2: East of East East (Viqueque to Dili 08/10/17-19/10/17)

The rains had arrived. Viqueque was a muddy mess when I rolled through town. The main drag was flooded in big brown puddles. This was not good: dirt roads are no fun in the wet and there were river crossings up ahead. It was also a bad sign because Timor’s wet season arrives at the … More Timor-Leste Part 2: East of East East (Viqueque to Dili 08/10/17-19/10/17)

Timor-Leste Part 1: The Asian Lap of Honour (Indonesia to Viqueque 27/09/16-07/10/16)

On the way to the border I opened my book and read the last few pages on Timor Leste’s recent history. It would be the first new country to me since Myanmar and I knew absolutely nothing about the place. If you’re as clueless as I was, here’s a super quick summary: The Portuguese arrived in … More Timor-Leste Part 1: The Asian Lap of Honour (Indonesia to Viqueque 27/09/16-07/10/16)

Indonesia Part 7: Last Stop of The Archipelago (West Timor 21/09/16-27/09/16)

I was at the harbour in Larantuka at 7am. 11 hours later we finally docked in Kupang, just as the last of the sun was slipping below the horizon. Like every ferry crossing in Indonesia, the journey involved a plenty of faff and stalling but was accompanied by stunning views across the straits. It was … More Indonesia Part 7: Last Stop of The Archipelago (West Timor 21/09/16-27/09/16)