Timor News

ANZAC day 2014

Australia’s first commando campaign took place in Portuguese East Timor during 1942.  A small contingent of Australian commandos launched relentless hit and run raids on far superior Japanese forces. These Australians were the men of the 2/2nd Australian Independent Company. Stranded without radio contact and declared bearded warrior outlaws by the Japanese the men of the […]

February 20, 2014  /  No Comments ››

Cultural tourism in Timor

Tourism for women’s economic empowerment and cultural preservation. Fundasaun Alola and Timor Adventures have recently completed an important research project exploring the potential for cultural tourism in the Districts of Bobonaro, Ainaro and Lautem. Fundasaun Alola and Timor Adventures have been collaborating for some time, looking for opportunities to develop tourism initiatives, aiming for economic […]

March 19, 2013  /  3 Comments ››

Wheel2wheel Timor Leste

One of the great things about doing motorcycle tours in Timor Leste is that you get to meet some pretty amazing people doing some extraordinary things. In 2011 when I was contacted by Alan Ng from Wheel2wheel, Alan was organising an expedition for an Australian motorcycle rider, Morgan Parker, who was planning to ride his […]

September 20, 2012  /  No Comments ››

Timor, what to expect when travelling

Prospective travellers to Timor Leste often ask us about what to expect on our tours. People are concerned about the road conditions, accommodation style and what they will eat. These can be difficult questions to answer. It’s really a matter of perception and context. If you have confidence in your driver, the sun is shining, […]

August 10, 2012  /  1 Comment ››

Unofficial guide to motorcycling in Timor

Several years ago when we had this idea to set up motorcycle tours in Timor we visited Dili to explore the possibilities further. A friend of us introduced us to an Australian guy called Jason who had been working in Timor for a while. Like us he was passionate about the country and the people. When we talked about […]

June 2, 2012  /  1 Comment ››