The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, commonly known as East Timor, is a country located at the transition area between Southeast Asia and Oceania. It lies northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago.
This charming, lazy little seaside city suddenly found itself taking the role of national capital when East Timor became the world's newest independent country in May 2002.
Timor-Leste has some of the best dive sites in the world due to its location, warm waters, minimalist tourist trade and lack of commercial fishing or heavy industry.
Bacau is East Timor's second largest city, behind Dili.
Maliana is in East Timor. The third-largest city in Timor-Leste, Maliana has the air of a dusty wild west town.
Ermera is in East Timor. The road through Ermera to Bobonaro is the most scenic and rugged in Timor-Leste's western highlands.
Suai is in East Timor. From its cracky mountains to its sea, Timor-Leste's Covalima district is a favourite place to explore and relax.
Lospalos is in East Timor. Buses leave daily from Dili.
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. - Tim Cahill
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