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    • Day217

      UNPAZ university Dili

      October 26, 2022 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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    • 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

    • 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
       
    • 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

    • 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

    • Day58

      on the Way to Baucau

      August 15, 2018 in East Timor ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Myf welche ich im Hostel da Terra angetroffen habe, begleitet mich nach Baucau#auf dem Weg zur Busstation#ich schaue auf maps me nach dem Weg#und plötzlich verschwinde ich im Boden#es hatte ein Senkloch#bin zum Glück nur mit einem Bein reingefallen#mein erster Gedanke, ist mein Flipflop noch am Fuss 😅#mein Handy habe ich noch in der Hand, die Wasserflasche in der anderen#kracksle aus dem Loch, bis auf ein paar Kratzer umd einen blutenden Zehen ist mir nichts passiert#die Suche nach der Busstation kann weiter gehen, jedoch schaue ich nun auf den Weg#Dili - Baucau#120 km#5 Stunden Busfahrt#holprige, staubige Strasse#Mundschutz#alles staubig und dreckig#war eine anstrengende Fahrt#in Baucau angekommen fragen wir nach dem Guesthouse#keiner weiss wirklich wo es ist#werden aber dann mit dem Microlet runter in die Stadt geschickt#habe das Guesthouse inzwischen auf maps. me gefunden#nach ein paar Minuten erreichen wir das Guesthouse und bekommen ein Zimmer#nehmen eine kurze Dusche und gehen in die Stadt#Read more

    • Day4

      Our old house in Bairro Pite

      August 19, 2019 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Visited our old house in Biarro Pite. Still looked much the same. Biarro Pite has become the China town of Dili, with lots of development by the Chinese community. There were many more factories, warehouses, and businesses particularly on Banana road.Read more

    • Day10

      Last dinner in TL

      August 25, 2019 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Our ride was followed by a relaxing day with Kathy, and some of her Timorese friends Anacleto and Fidelia who came visiting. We lunched at a Portuguese bakery and shopped at a Portuguese supermarket before cooking our last dinner at Kathy's house. Kathy baked an awesome chocolate brownie.Read more

    • Day3

      Kathys house

      August 18, 2019 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      Turned out the Kathy was living in the same house that our friends Tim and Meredith Budge lived in. When the trouble started in 2006 we moved in with them. The place had hardly changed in 12 years. Kathy shared with 3 other people, Jack and Abbey, and a PhD student Emily.Read more

    • Day2

      Yoga with Jess

      August 17, 2019 in East Timor ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      We stayed our first few nights in Dili with Jess's brother Jordan and his wife Alinda and her family. Jess lived in a little house several houses down the road. Jess took us to her local yoga class which was one of the best yoga classes that we have ever done, lots of back flexibility stretches. After yoga we walked down the beach a little to a great dinner at AnnaRead more

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