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When people asked me where I have been in South East Asia, I often get blank stares whenever I mentioned my travel experience in East Timor or as it is known in the country, Timor Leste. This is understandable as the country itself is pretty much unknown to most people due to how relatively new it is, only gaining independence in 2002 from Indonesia.

Timor Leste is lodged in between Indonesian West Timor and Papua which in turn put the country inside the South East Asia bloc. The country itself only see a little over 60,000 tourists per year, which in comparison to its neighbors Indonesia, gaining over 1.32 million arrivals annually, Timor-Leste is barely in anyone's list of country people plan to visit when they are in South East Asia.

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