I have yet to see East Timor but Mom, Dad and Ammon have been there. This is what Ammon and Mom have to say today about it:
“Of all the countries I’ve been to outside of Africa, East Timor felt the most African. Not in a cultural or a positive kind of way. It felt “African” in that it was largely untouched by tourism, it was very undeveloped and just starting to find its feet after years of war. NGO’s and UN aid workers were the majority of foreigners we saw in the capital, Dili, our only destination in E. Timor.
Despite our short visit, there seems to be a lot of future potential for tourism growth, with a pretty coastline, tropical landscape and interesting Portuguese colonial history.” – Ammon
“We had taken motorcycles to the exit border of Indonesia and walked into East Timor. It was a very small, quiet and pretty border with guards that were friendly and VERY surprised to see us. I don’t think they had had many backpacker coming through their border. We left the country via the very small airport in Dili on our way to Australia. The flight was so cheap that we couldn’t refuse 😉 ” – Mom
Stay tuned for more #FridayFotos. Next week is EGYPT.
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