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    • Day217

      UNPAZ university Dili

      October 26 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      One day later a post again?
      For that special day I need a own post!

      Today was the first day of Uni in my life, I mean I never went in Germany, so first day as a „student“ check!
      I was more like a special guest there, I talked to a lot of students about different things like traveling, Europe, environment, money, the life in Timor-Leste and more.
      Everybody was really friendly and it looked like they been also happy that I visited them. Tourism is here not really a thing and a tourist that visit them is even more rare.
      First I had a tour in the area and they show me everything, then we went to the forest and planted some trees (picture 3).
      Doing something good for the nature is always nice.
      After we finished the work I chilled with 3 of them in a Café and we talked a bit more.
      They told me that a lot of people want to work in Europe or Australia because the money here is so bad. When you think about in Germany are people they get a apartment and money from the government for doing nothing and the people here work hard (not everybody is working hard but you know what I mean) and get maybe the half of that.

      It’s not a fair world and I knew that before, but it’s different when you see it and feel it.
      We can be happy that we are born in better circumstances. The time here is a really good reminder for me to think about something like that more often.

      The day was really interesting for me and I hope for them too. It was a big pleasure to go to university for one day. I wish all of them just the best in life.
      I will never forget that and I am thankful!
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      Traveler

      Man Jung. Was für eine Beschreibung des Erlebnisses... 👍🙌🙌👍

      10/26/22Reply

      Hallo Laurin, sehr beeindruckend und nachdenkenswert👌🤔👍😚 [Heike]

      10/27/22Reply

      Dem Leben dankbar zu sein ist eine sehr schöne Eigenschaft. Ich bin sehr stolz auf Dich Laurin ☺️❤️ [Esther]

      10/27/22Reply
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    • Day216

      Lospalos

      October 25 in East Timor ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

      What can I say, Lospalos was great!

      Sometimes you have to take a risk in your life and I did that. Just jumped in a random car and had an amazing time with his family. That was completely different to everything I did on my travels so far. I just lived with the family for some days (for free), everybody was so nice even when they don’t understand me. I slept on the floor, there was no real toilet and the shower was a bucket. But that doesn’t matters.
      They shared everything with me and I with them, I showed them a German cards game, a card trick and I helped the neighbor painting his house.
      We also played football and basketball, it was just a fun time.
      The people here have not a lot of money but a big heart, I am really happy that I had that opportunity.
      If I come back that life to East-Timor I have to see them again.

      Now I have to go back to Dili, because I have tomorrow a meeting in the university, I don’t know what’s going on there but more about that the next time.
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      Traveler

      Super diese Eindrücke und sehr lebendig. Bin gespannt, was Du uns von der Universität berichtest. Eine gute Zeit weiterhin 🙌🙋‍♂️

      10/25/22Reply
      Laurin Hermann Schmidt

      Danke dir!

      10/25/22Reply

      Was eine schöne Erfahrung du da gemacht hast . Man liest förmlich deine Dankbarkeit heraus 🙏😌😍 viel Spaß an der Uni 😉🤣🤣 [Esther]

      10/25/22Reply
      Laurin Hermann Schmidt

      War echt super ja und Dankeschön 🙏🏾

      10/25/22Reply
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    • Day212

      Dili (Timor-Leste)

      October 21 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Country number 11!
      What a ride so far, in 3 days I travel for 7 month and I just reached a new country.
      Not many people go here and that was one of the reasons for me to go!

      So far it’s really good (just two days in) I met in my first night a journalist working for the German tv.
      He got some recommendations for me and that helped me a lot.

      Yesterday at the Jesus I talked to a school class and the teacher and they invited me for next week to come over. I am really excited for this opportunity.
      I am not really sure what I will do there but the teacher was so nervous to see and talk to me that I can’t say no to that offer!

      Today I will leave Dili (the capital city) behind me.
      It’s so hot here let’s hope the other places are better.
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      Das klingt ja super interessant. Bin sehr gespannt, was du von der Schule berichten wirst 😁☺️ Lg 🙋🏻‍♀️😘 [Esther]

      10/21/22Reply
      Laurin Hermann Schmidt

      Bin ich auch sehr gespannt! Grüße zurück 🙏🏾

      10/21/22Reply
      Traveler

      Du und Schule? Aber vielleicht wird das ja noch eine innige Beziehung. Viel Spass weiterhin. 🙋‍♂️

      10/22/22Reply
      Laurin Hermann Schmidt

      Haha bist du frech 😂

      10/22/22Reply
      Laurin Hermann Schmidt

      Danke dir!

      10/22/22Reply
       
    • Day73

      Jesus in East Timor

      January 20, 2020 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      Just mucking around on an island! How unlike us!! AND its HASH time!! great views of the ocean! East Timor looks similar to Hawaii with the mountains but the economics are Not the same!! People were lovely, friendly and super happy to have visitors around to show off their island style! I have been on Antibiotics for 5 days so sober me while around hashers! It was a lot of fun and we got treated to a LImo ride!! Being very classy in East Timor! Dili Dili!! Hazukashii got called in to a 3 some party drink with some Canadians but opted for a beer shower instead!! Shout out to our new friend Cory and his wife! The Hashpitality was amazing and I suggest a trip out there if you ever get the chance!! Sorry this was a late post but the internet is very spotty out their! I didn't get a chance to scuba but on to the next island! Port Vila Vanuatu! ON OnRead more

    • Day103

      Cristo Rei of Dili

      January 20, 2020 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      It was a casual day, but we got it into gear by lunch time. We walked up the street to rent some scooters, but none available, and we rented a busted up old clunker to doodle around town in. First, we managed to get some lunch on our way to our first site . . . the Cristo Rei of Dili. We climbed up the 800 stairs to the top, and managed to sweat out every drop of the water we drank that morning. We had considered driving out to Black Rock, but it was showing as an hour drive on Google Maps. We then went back to the Timor Plaza to get some more cash, and were considering a movie. As I walked in to the Movie house, out comes Corey (NUTS IN), and he convinces me that Black Rock in only 25 minutes away. OK, that's good enough for me. So we reload into the car, and off we go . . . an hour later, I kid you not, we got to the area that was Black Rock, but the roads were so bad, that we did not think our poor little rent a wreck could handle it, so we drove back to Dili.Read more

    • Day102

      No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition

      January 19, 2020 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      Life is pretty awesome, especially when the unexpected happens. First unexpected thing was an invite to dinner tonight by NUTS ON and his wife. So, we roll up to this cool place across the street from the beach, and sit down for a couple beers. THEN, we get an invitation for a ride in the only stretch limo in East Timor. Not saying no to that, so off we go. Turns out, this was David Bowie's limo, shipped here from the US. Does a lot of wedding support, parties, etc, and it just so happens the owner is a hasher. We rode around Dili for about an hour, all sorts of picture takers on the street, we are jammin on the inside, listening to mostly 70s and 80s rock, but a few newer cuts like Ed Sheeran. Sometimes you just never know what will happen. We then went back for a delicious dinner, and songs around the table. Great times in East TImor. Don't miss out, book your tickets today. ON ON.Read more

      Traveler

      Room for 8 in the back, but maybe more if you are David Bowie. :)

      1/19/20Reply
       
    • Day100

      Dili Dili - On On to the Dili H3

      January 17, 2020 in East Timor ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Had an awesome trail with the Dili H3 in East Timor, great fun. It was a bit of a struggle getting through customs and immigration at the airport, but once on the other side, the fun really began. There are a limited number of ATMs here, and both at the airport were only giving account balances, which we later found out just meant they had no cash left. So we spied a mall about a mile from the airport . . . how much for the taxi? $10 US . . . well, how much to our hotel (8 Kms away), $10. Easy choice, off we go to the hotel. We had just enough cash on hand to pay the taxi, the hotel deposit, and the hash. We received excellent hashpatality as former (and stand in for the day) Hash Master, “NUTS ON” so kindly picked us up at our hotel, and took us to the hash. As it was explained, it was the rainy season, so there would be no marks. Past experience during the rainy season has shown that trails were often getting washed away, so we just followed the hares on a pre-planned trail. The start was up on a road side hilltop, and the hares had nowhere to go but up or down. So up we went. After reaching the top, we made our way down to the beach. Do you know what comes next? That’s right, climb back up the hill to the finish. Once all had returned, the circle commenced right there on the side of a dirt road, cars and trucks blowing by covering us with dust. The hash lays out a tarp, and when you come up you get down on your knees, basically on the dirt road, and enjoy the life-giving nectar we all so crave. Many songs were sung, many stories were told, and then the “Prick of the Week” was awarded. The voting was going all one way, until the acting GM stood up and kicked over the sacred mug . . . and that was the end of story. After many beers, we made our way to the On On On. Dili Hash is awesome, make sure you visit someday. On On.Read more

      Traveler

      Yes, that's me standing way down there next to the tree. The uphill parts kick my butt. :)

      1/19/20Reply
      Traveler

      The runners' trail.

      1/19/20Reply
      Traveler

      The walkers' trail.

      1/19/20Reply
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    • Day63

      Last 2 Days in Dili

      August 20, 2018 in East Timor ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      bin am 18.08.18 von Venilale zurück nach Dili gereist#der Bus sollte um 4.00 Uhr morgens starten, was in Timoresischer Zeit dann 5.00 Uhr bedeutet hat#habe während der Busfahrt gedöst und mehr oder weniger geschlafen#nach 7.5 Stunden Busfahren bin ich um ca. 12.30 Uhr dann endlich in Dili angekommen#die Taxifsahrer waren sehr aufdringlich woraufhin mein Sitznachbar mit Händen mitgeteilt hat, dass ich noch im Bus bleiben soll#wir sind also weitergefahren und bei der nächsten Busstation bin ich dann ausgestiegen#am Nachmittag habe ich mich zurück gelehnt und bin im Hostel geblieben und habe neue Bekanntschaften geschlossen sowie Myf, Claire und Daniel wieder getroffen#am nächsten Tag war ich auch mehr oder weniger im Hostel und habe Lucia geholfen Gemüse fürs Abendessen zu schnippseln#Abends sind wir noch in eine Bar, haben was getrunken und den Abend anschliesswnd im Hostel ausklingen lassen#heute morgen bin ich dann mit Sandra einer Österreicherin ins Exhibitation. Chega! Museum und auf einen grossen Friedhof, bevor ich meine Weiterreise nach Japan antrat#der Flug nach Bali ging nur mit 30 Minuten Verspätung#es war eine tolle Woche in Osttimor und ich komme wieder keine Frage#Read more

    • Day60

      Venilale

      August 17, 2018 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      zurück im Haus habe ich eine Dusche genommen und bin mit Anita, welche leider kein Englisch spricht durch das Dorf und über den Markt gegangen#um 17.00 Uhr gabs einen Happen zu essen obwohl ich noch voll war von den Snacks#Jose meinte nur ein bisschen Reis#zu späterer Stunde kamen die Mädchen vorbei und nahmen mich nochmals mit auf den Markt#zurück im Haus haben wir die gekauften Mangos gegessen, welche noch jung waren und sauer#die müssen wohl so sein#danach wollten sie mit meiner Kamera Fotos machen#sie haben quasi mein Zimmer belagert#danach hat Jose gefragt ob ich noch etwas essen möchte, wobei ich mit einem nein danke, bin immer noch voll geantwortet habe#bin dann in mein Zimmer habe mich aufs Bett gelegt und danach die Zähne geputzt und war kurz davor schlafen zu gehen, als mich Jose rief#die Frauen fanden, dass ich noch etwas essen müsse🙈#ich war noch voll von der Zwischenmahlzeit um 17.00 Uhr#also habe ich noch was gegessen um nicht unhöflich zu sein und bin danach nach einer kurzen Unterhaltung mit Jose ins Bett#der nächste Tag geht schliesslich auch schon um 3.30 Uhr los#mein Bus fährt um 4.00 Uhr morgens#der Tag hag mega Spass gemacht und war ein kleines Abenteuer#Read more

    • Day60

      Ponte Natureza & Waterfall

      August 17, 2018 in East Timor

      Jose der das ganze organisiert hat, ein paar Familienangehörige, ein Guide und ich machen uns mit dem Pickup-Truck auf den Weg zur ponte Natureza was soviel bedeutet wie natürliche Brücke#der Weg führ durch den Dschungel, wo wir auf eine kleine grüne Schlange treffen#sie ist schnell beseitigt, natürlich lebendig, so dass wir den Weg hinunter zur Brücke fortsetzen können#bei der Brücke angekommen bewundern wir die schöne Natur#gehen zu zweit schwimmen#das Wasser ist erfrischend#schwimme unter der Brücke hindurch#es tropft von der Decke und Fledermäuse fliegen durch die Höhle#aus dem Wasser zu kommen ist etwas schwierig, da die Steine ziemlich glitschig und steil sind man braucht also Hilfe zum heraus kommen# ich ziehe mir ein Shirt und kurze Hosen über, dann geht's weiter# um auf den Pfad zum Wasserfall zu kommen müssen wir zuerst ein Stück durch den Dschungel# hierbei bin ich abgerutscht und konnte mich zum Glück an einer Bambusstange festhalten# beim Wasserfall angekommen konnten auch die Kinder nicht mehr warten und gingen ins Wasser# wir hatten viel Spass# dann gehen wir über den üblichen Pfad zurück zu unserem Auto, welches wir auf dem Grundstück eines Bekannten von Jose abgestellt haben#dort haben wir Snacks und Kaffe sowie Kokosnuss zu uns genommen und sind danach zurück ins Dorf gefahren#Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste, East Timor, Oos-Timor, Timɔ Boka, ምስራቅ ቲሞር, Timor Oriental, تيمور الشرقية, Şərq Timor, Усходні Тымор, Източен Тимор, Kɔrɔn Timɔr, পূর্ব টিমোর, Timor Leste, Východní Timor, Timor-Leste nutome, Ανατολικό Τιμόρ, Orienta Timoro, Ida Timor, Timor ekialdea, تیمر شرق, Timoor Fuɗnaange, Itä-Timor, Eystur-Timor, Timor orientâl, East-Timor, Tíomór Thoir, પૂર્વ તિમોર, Timor Ta Gabas, Istočni Timor, טימור המזרחית, पूर्वी तिमोर, Wuchodny Timor, Kelet-Timor, Timor del Est, Daya a Timor, Estal Timor, Austur-Tímor, Timor Est, 東ティモール共和国, აღმოსავლეთი ტიმორი, Timori ya Mashariki, Timor Kangilliit, ទីម័រខាងកើត, ಈಸ್ಟ್ ಟಿಮೋರ್, 동티모르, تیمۆری ڕۆژھەڵات, Timoria Orientalis, Timowa, Timorɛ ya Moniɛlɛ, ຕິມໍຕາເວັນອອກ, Rytų Timoras, Timoru wa diboku, Austrumtimora, Timor Atsinanana, Источен Тимор, കിഴക്കന്‍ തിമോര്‍, पूर्व तिमोर, Timor Timur, Timor tal-Lvant, အရှေ့တီမော, Øst-Timor, Oosttimor, पूर्वी टिमोर, Oost-Timor, Timòr Èst, ପୁର୍ବ ତିମୋର୍, Aslagang Timor, Timor Wschodni, ختيځ ټيمور, República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Timor da l'Ost, Timoru y'iburasirazuba, Timorul de Est, Восточный Тимор, Nuorta-Timor, Timôro tî Tö, Východný Timor, Vzhodni Timor, Timorka bari, Timori Lindor, Тимор-Лесте, Östtimor, Timori Mashariki, கிழக்கு தைமோர், తూర్పు టిమోర్, Timór Lorosae, ประเทศติมอร์-เลสเต, Silangang Timor, Timoa Hahake, Doğu Timor, Тімор-Лешті, تیمور لیسٹ, Ðông Ti-mo, Lofüda-Timoreän, Orílẹ́ède ÌlàOòrùn Tímọ̀, 东帝汶, i-East Timor

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