Savannah Grace

East Timor Photo Essay

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

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East Timor

Ammon and Maggie arriving in East Timor

Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace in Dili.

Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace in Dili.

The Church of São António de Motael, Dili

The Church of São António de Motael, Dili

 Dili East Timor

Hostel life in Dili.

Shops in Dili East Timor

Shops in Dili

Dili, East Timor

Beautiful nature and beaches in East Timor

Dili, East Timor

Dili, East Timor

Dili East Timor

Integration into Indonesia monument

Rural home East Timor

Rural life in East TImor

Dili, East Timor

A reminder of the wars and struggles of East Timor

Flying above East Timor

Leaving East Timor and heading to Darwin.

Stay tuned for more #FridayFotos. Next week is EGYPT.

View more photos of East Timor  here.

For more of my travel photography, find me on Instagram. See you there!

Savannah Grace

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