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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2016
Dos and Don't  (3 Answers)

What should the tourists should do and shouldn't do while visiting in The East Timor?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2015
Booking Guesthouses before arriving  (2 Answers)

Has anyone had any luck making bookings outside Dili at guesthouses? For example, we need to stay at one in Manatuto as the main highlight of our trip ( & inability to travel far from Dili). Have contacted tourist info & they insist you can phone them from OS. Unfortunately have only read of the problems in doing this. Do you think a travel agent in Dili with Email might do this for us? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 15, 2015
Overland  (5 Answers)

Is it possible to cross the Indonesian - Timor Leste overland border for EU citizens (exluding the exceptions)? According to the new agreement it should be possible, but the question is if its working in practice? There is not much information. Cheers Adam


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2015
Solo women cycling ET  (2 Answers)

I might fly to East Timor in July to do a cyclo-tour for about 3 weeks and from there cross overland to Indonesia. I wonder is it safe for alone women to cycle around. I have been cycling for 4 years and have big experience how to stay safe on the road. I am cycling only during the day, take bigger roads, ask people to pitch tent in their gardens or fields, try to don't look attractive and so on. But I would like to hear opinion from some local people.

Thank you in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 13, 2014
Dili - shopping

where in Dili can I buy a good map of Timor-Leste?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 11, 2012
East Timor tour company  (6 Answers)

Does anyone know of a reliable local tour company in East Timor? My wife and I are considering a visit next June and would like to find a good company to help us get around and help with transport and accomodation


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2011
Travel Planning from Dili, Timor Leste to Christchurch, New Zealand  (3 Answers)

I am going to be in Dili, Timor Leste in March. I'm wondering what travel route is best and cheapest from Dili to Christchurch, New Zealand. If I need to travel through Darwin, Austrailia and/or Sydney. If anyone has any ideas where to travel to and from please reply.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2010
Need some info on travel to East Timor  (1 Answer)

Hi ,everyone here. I plan to travel with my friend to East Timor on May 2011, so need u guys to give me some advice and info.

1) We booked our flight ticket to Bali but cant book the one from Bali to Dili. We plan to buy it when we arrived at Bali at that time. Is that possible and advisible for the cost? Or do i have to get some travel agent to help me pre-book the flight ticket.?

2) Any recommended budget hotel to us..? 2 person oni. We plan to have low cost in accomodation.

3) Any good spot to go around Dili? and oso some area nearby. We can have 5 to 6 days at there. I heard the place is nice for diving and have beautiful coral. Where is the place? and have any good tour guide to recommand ?

Thk u guys helps...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2010
Eating customs  (3 Answers)

Hello

Would anyone be able to inform me on the East Timores'e Cultural eating practices.

Are there any traditions at meal time? Is it a sit down, family activity?

I would appreciate any information on this question.

Many thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2008
Cost Question

Hi everyone,

We're planning to visit East Timor from November 2008 till February 2009. We were wondering what we can expect to pay for budget accommodation. Information on the costs of living are fairly vague.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
Cheers
Leah & Lyndon


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2007
Peace & Order Situation in Dili

Hi everyone!

My husband and I are planning to go to Dili by the end of November. We'll be staying there for a month. Could you please advice us on the current peace and order situation? We are from the Philippines, do we need to obtain a visa? Please also give us feedbacks on health issues? Any diseases prevalent in the area? Thanks in advance for any information that you could give us.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2007
Is Dili safe?  (2 Answers)

Hi there,
I plan to go to Dili next year, but I have several question to ask.

1. Is Dili safe, especially for Indonesian? You know, in the past East Timor was part of Indonesia, and some incidents happened which (maybe) made some people hate to Indonesian.
2. Do I need visa to enter East Timor? If do, how to get that and how much?
3. What is East Timor currency now?
4. Is there any bus to Atambua (East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia). I plan to enter Dili from Darwin, and exit by land to Atambua, since I want to visit a friend who live there.
5. Do you have any accomodation to recommend?

I look forward for a reply. Thank you in advance!

Regards,
Ingka


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 22, 2007
anybody in suai?  (2 Answers)

soon moving there...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2007
Pulau Kisar  (1 Answer)

Dear Sirs:
I am planning visit visit Pulau. Kisar in the North of Dili.
But I have several questions

Is Kisar indonesia or East Timor?
Is any transport from East Timor to Pulau Kisar, even basic ferry or small boat.
Or Who i can get Kisar and if you do that for me how much that can cost me. I only need 2 days in Kisar.

Will be very apreciate that information becouse I havenĀ“t found in any other place.
Best regards

Raul del Canto [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2006
Safe to travel to East Timor?  (2 Answers)

Hi folks, I'm posting this for a friend. Her message follows:

Is it dangerous to travel in East Timor now, if I travel just outside of Dili? I'm going for a wedding, and will be there for three nights, staying at a hotel. Any advice? Specific concerns?

Thanks
J


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2006
Anyone can send me a postcard from East Timor  (1 Answer)

Appreciate your help. Email me for mailing address. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2006
Boat  (1 Answer)

Hello I was wondering is there any way you can get a boat or ship to east timor, as we wont to travel to europe without catching any flights, any advice would be grateful

Daniel


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2006
Anyone?

Is anyone going to be in East Timor from May 11?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2005
East Timor to Indonesia  (3 Answers)

Hi there,

I've heard a lot about going from Indo to East Timor, but have not been able to get any information about going from East Timor to Indo. Is it possible? Do you need any special visa or other requirements?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Tanja


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2005
Bus from Kapang to Dili  (4 Answers)

All I know is it takes 12 hours but I don't know what time it leaves Kapang? Anyone has any info on this?

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2005
Pune  (4 Answers)

There doesn't seem to be any information or forum discussions anywhere about Pune! I will be staying there for 4 months later this year, and I don't know anything about the city, its people, shopping, eating, or customs! Can anyone help? :-)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2004
West to East Timor overland  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know of the recent situation with the border with West Timor? I'm thinking of going from Kupang to Dili by bus in about a month's time. Has anyone done this? Is the direct bus preferred over the transfer at the border? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2004
East timor  (2 Answers)

What are the customs in east timor eg hand gestures


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2004
Volunteer Work in East Timor  (2 Answers)

Dear VT-ers I've been looking organisation who's doing volunteer work in East Timor as I would like to offer my help. So far, I have no luck. Any information will be highly appreciated. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2003
About this place!  (1 Answer)

I am from Rio in Brazil.I'd like to know how is this country right now?Is this country really free from Indonesian goverment?Do the citizens of this country really speak portuguese? See you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2003
Please help me out...  (1 Answer)

Dear VT friends, I'm desperately trying to find contact address/telephone/e-mail/anything for National University of East Timor (NUET) and specifically to the fac. of engineering. A quick internet search didn't help and I'm running out of time. So if anyone can provide me with this info, PLEASE reply asap and save my day ;)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2003
Where can I teach Portuguese in Asia?  (2 Answers)

Hi there. I am from Brazil and I have been teching English for 15 years now, both in Brazil and the U.S. I have substantial experience with ESL and EFL students, acquired through years of teaching students from Brazil and also from several different parts of the world, mainly Asian students. I have been thinking of moving to Asia for a couple of years. It must be an extremely rewarding experience. I thought I could make a living teaching Portuguese or English there. Any helpful hint, anybody? Please repply directly to: [email] Thankfully yours, Eddie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2003
East Timor Info Request  (4 Answers)

I wanna moving to E.T, does anyone know about how i rent the house in Dili, the economic, the living cost, etc. I am from Jakarta, and wanna make a business (rice) in Timor. thank's, mimi


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2003
East Timor Info Request  (4 Answers)

I am moving to ET in April '03. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 22, 2002
STUSY PORTUGUESE IN E/ TIMOR  (11 Answers)

Does anyone know about studying Potugues in e. Timor? How about getting some work teaching English or anything else? I plan on being there for a month (Dec?) and want to do something. Also, if you know how to get there from OZ, I'd appreciate a hint. I hear I have to fy from Darwin, but no one seems to know details. cheers





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