I landed at Darwin airport a few minutes before midnight. So i got on the phone and call my father in Cairns to Wish him a happy Christmas.
The barista bro coffee in darwin are $1 cheaper than in sydney airport and plus you get 10 cents back. i had a walk around the airport and it was pretty nice to see a lot of Aboriginal artwork
My flight to DIli cost about $300 with all the BS tax included. The cheapest ticket you can ever get to Dili is like $220 AUD. Remember East Timor lacks air connects within the world so that why it costs allot of money to fly from Australia to Dili or Port Mosby
I simply got on my flight and got the fuck out of Australia. It was an hour long flight. They served everyone a pancake with Berries breakfast. 1 hours an few minutes later i was in my 31st nation of Timor Leste
When i landed at Dili airport everyone got off the plane.I walked down the gangplank and yelled out I AM IN TIMOR LESTE!
To get a visa on arrival at the airport you simply paid $30 to a guy and he stamped the full page visa in your passport. You then hand over your immigration form and get stamped into Timor Leste for 30 days. No questions asked but how long you want to stay
You can get a taxi from the airport for $10 but its going to be cheaper if you walk out of the airport to the round about and get a motor van for like 25 Cents.The Police made me take a Taxi so don't llet them push you into a taxi
The Eats Timor backpackers is on the main road in dil you can get around town in those motorvan. My taxi cost me $5 but i blew a fuse at the driver for not being able to find my hostel on the main road. So i paid another guy $10 to get me to the Hostel.
People do not see you as cash cow but they are a lot poorer than their Indonesian Neighbours and they are worse off that what i saw in India. As i walked form the airport the sights of Dili made a grown man cry. I just couldn't believe i was in Timor Leste after all this time.
I am staying at East Timor backpackers. Its run my a great guy from Manchester called Dan and his lovely wife Ritas. Dorm beds are only $12 a night and there is a shared bathroom at the back of the hostel. There is a fridge full of drinks and a kitchen. Its not 5 star and you can't really bater for anything. Laundry is $2 and i would give them any extra change you don't need
I took a Taxi to the Santa Cruz Cemetery this is where the massacre happened in 1991 as it opened the eyes of the world to what was happening in Indonesia occupied Timor.
The cemetery is pretty full and according to my friend Dirce people are getting buried in their backyard
I took a walk from the Cemetery all the way to the parliament, Allot of monuments of Portugal can be seen but you cant get enough of seeing the coat of arms of Timor Leste on the front gates.
Down the street from the hostel there is a government building with flags of Portuguese speaking nations.
Food is pretty cheap around Timor but allot of supermarkets goods are imported. Its very expensive to by chocolates as they are kept in a fridge. Cans of coke go for like 50 cents bottles of water for less than 25 cent
Timor Leste used the USD but you well get change in Centervarios meaning Timorese Cents. So i am now used to carrying around allot of 25 cent coins for motorvan rides
Just don't ever think of paying for anything with a $20 note, save it for your departure tax
I went to bed after some sight seeing at 11am I was only like 2 hours behind Sydney Time and when i woke up i felt like the room had been painted and it was Saturday.
I went out later at night for some chicken kebabs and i find it funny they use candles to keep anything hot