MAKING MY WAY TO INDO

IT WAS TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO DILI! I MET AN AWESOME BUNCH OF PEOPLE THERE AND IT WAS SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE. I NEEDED TO APPLY FOR AN INDONESIAN VISA AS I CROSSED A SPECIFIC LANDBORDER WHERE THERE IS NO FREE VISA ENTRY. TOUGH LUCK. THREE DAYS WAITING TIME AND 50USD LATER..THANKS TO TRACEY FOR FILLING ME IN

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DILI’S LIVING LEGEND TRACEY – GOODBYE SELFIE- THANKS TRACEY FOR BEING SO AWESOME – WE ALL LOVE YOU

THANKS TO TRACEY I WAS ABLE TO PICK UP MY INDO VISA A LITTLE BIT EARLIER SO I COULD MAKE IT OVER THE INDONESIAN BORDER THE SAME DAY 10AM INSTEAD OF 2PM…THEREFORE ENOUGH TIME FOR ..

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A LAST DEADLIFT WITH MY SELFMADE-SCRAP-GYM-EQUIPMENT
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A LAST COFFEE
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AND A SONG PLAYED BY LINA

OFF I WENT TO INDONESIA ALONG TIMOR’S COASTLINE

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DOWNTOWN DILI – A LITTLE CHAOTIC BUT EASY TO GET USED TO

TRAFFIC GOT SIGNIFICANT LESS AS SOON AS I LEFT DILI’S BOUNDRIES

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GOT DUSTY THOUGH
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LOCAL OVERLAND TRANSPORT

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CAIMEO BEACH RESORT IN LIQUICA

ROAD CONDITIONS CHANGE VERY ABRUPT WITHOUT ANY WARNING FROM ‘WESTERN STANDARDS’…

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TO NOT SO ‘WESTERN STANDRDS’…

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THE COUNTRYSIDE IS JUST MESMERISING – SO PEASEFUL – NO TRAFFIC AND NOT MANY PEOPLE – JUST THE ODD PIG AND GOAT THAT CROSSES THE ROAD

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TIMOR STYLE LIVING
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COASTLINE
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TIMOR STYLE FLASH LIVING
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ROADSIDE BEEF – LOOKING ORGANIC

IT IS ABOUT 115 KILOMETRES FROM DILI TO THE ONLY BORDERCROSSING TO INDONESIA MOTA’AIN/ ATAMBUA

I WAS QUICKER THAN THE THE REST OF THE TRAFFIC BUT IT STILL TOOK LONGER THAN 3 HOURS

NOT FAR FROM THE INDONESIAN BORDER, UP HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS – WATCHING OVER THE OCEAN – THE LIL’ FAMOUS TOWN OF BALIBO

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WHERE ‘BALIBO 5’, A GROUP OF FIVE JOURNALIST GOT KILLED BY INDONESIAN SPECIAL FORCES IN 1975 – BEFORE THE INDONESIAN INVASION INTO – BACK THEN -‘POTUGESE TIMOR’

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THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG DRAWN BY BALIBO 5

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WAR MEMORIES

I DROVE DOWNHILL TO THE BORDER..

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MOTA’AIN BOARDER CHECKPOINT – TIMOR-LESTE SIDE
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TIMOR CUSTOMS OFFICER WITH MY CARNET

NOBODY CHECKED ON MY VEHICLE, I JUST GOT TO PARK IT OUT OF THE WAY. THE CUSTOMS OFFICER PUT HIS STAMPS RIGHT WHERE I TOLD HIM TO. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. TOO EASY! I BROUGHT SOME TIMOR LETOFOHO SPECIALITY COFFEE FROM THE DUTY FREE SHOP WITH MY LAST US DOLLARS AND OFF I WENT TO THE INDONESIAN CHECKPOINT LOCATED 500 METERS AWAY..

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