Hotel Novo Horizonte

Area Branca, Meti-Aut East Timor, Dili, 12345, Timor-Leste | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Dili

The massacre of Santa Cruz

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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A stroll through downtown Dili brought us to a place that plays a pivotal role in Timor Leste history. It took a British camera man filming a funeral and peaceful independence rally at the Santa Cruz cemetery in the 1990's to act as a catalyst in changing the course of Timor Leste's claim for independence. The ensuing massacre of civilians by Indonesian backed militia was extremely brutal and was ...

Dusty Dili

A travel blog entry by mickoobyrne

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... out what I need to do on Monday when the bike is due to arrive then had a pleasant but long walk back into town just checking out the sights. Dili is much like it was when Liesbeth and I were here in 2009, dusty, smoky, hectic but with what seemed like a lot less UN people charging around in Toyota's which was indeed a good thing! As in most of Asia people are looking for opportunity and set up anything they can to turn a dollar, there is a spirit of industry and enterprise but it ...

Timor

A travel blog entry by wanderlust_asia

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... direction is East Timor, known today as Timor Leste.

We're still learning about this place ourselves, but basically in the colonial period the island was divided in half when the Dutch pushed the Portuguese out of the west, and over time some cultural division formed between the two halves. The Portuguese held onto East Timor until 1974, after which Indonesia promptly invaded and occupied for 25 years until the UN backed an election ...

East Timor

A travel blog entry by georgg

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... mountainous and very green and lush. The first thing I notice as we get off the plane is how hot it is here, it must be at least 35 degrees. The immigration formalities at the very small Dili airport are very quick and uncomplicated. Citizens of most western countries can get a tourist visa on arrival, which costs US $30. (The US Dollar is the official currency of East Timor.)

About the country: East Timor (or Timor-Leste to go by ...

Cultural Influences

A travel blog entry by npacadia

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... houses have influenced the designs of some of the churches (e.g., note photographs of Church roof in Lospalos and the roofs of the sacred houses).

Also very noticeable in the countryside were cemeteries - it seemed like all the graves we observed were in above ground vaults. These were cement or block and tended to be painted in bright colors and decorated with memorabilia of the deceased. At one cemetery outside ...

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This hotel, located on Area Branca, Meti-Aut East Timor, Dili, is near Cristo Rei and Sundarbans.
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