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September 1st, 2011 | Asia

All Done and Dusted in Dili…

I had made it to Dili with plenty of time to spare before the “Thor Libra” was due to sail… Or had I…?? On Sunday, the manager of the hotel, Alphonso, casually mentioned that Tuesday and Wednesday were public holidays in Timor Leste, and most establishments would be closed to commemorate Independence Day…!! This bit […]

August 27th, 2011 | Asia

Kupang to Dili and Country No: 80 on my World Tour…!!

Buzzing through the almost deserted streets of Kupang, I couldn’t help but notice that the parts of the town I could see, were clean and well maintained… This was a far cry from those of Sumbawa and Flores that I had been riding through recently… Captain Bligh of “HMS Bounty” fame, had spent a few […]

August 27th, 2011 | Asia

Ferry to Kupang…

The last part of my ride through Asia began with a sixteen hour ferry trip from Larantuka on Flores Island, to Kupang in West Timor… I was actually on the ferry for a total of twenty hours, as despite boarding at 10.00am, the vessel only left the harbour at 2.00pm… Those four hours alone were […]