East Timor is really one of the last remaining frontiers left to be traversed by travellers in Southeast Asia. Before I visited the small, eastern half of the island of Timor, I knew little of the people, the places or even the history. I just knew that this was a new country, a country that had been ravaged by conflict and that only achieved independence in 2002 from Indonesia.
I wanted to find out more, and so I travelled to East Timor to see for myself what this small nation is like. It turned out to be one of the most exciting and adventurous trips that I’ve ever made anywhere in the world, and now I’d encourage anyone else to travel to East Timor too.