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Timor-Leste also known as East Timor may be Asia’s newest country but when it comes to adventure and exploring, there is plenty to do here. Home to a combination of a thriving population, an upcoming diverse international presence and a lush landscape, your trip here will be filled with plenty of adventures. So travel here today and discover the adventure that is waiting for you here.
Tutuala is the destination to begin your journey. This quaint village also houses archaeological remains and paintings dated almost thirty thousand years ago. Baucau is your next destination. This charming colonial town boasts of a Portuguese era and a thriving market with its colourful and exciting wares. Travel onwards to Manatuto where you can view the endless salt and tamarind productions. Next, travel to the capital city of Dili. This destination is best known for its quaint and charming ambiance that is known to inspire a sense of relaxation and unwinding in any visitor who travels here. Move onwards to Gleno which is best known for its scenic mountains and its mesmerizing valleys. Maliana is another destination that you must add to your itinerary. Although there is not much to view here, there are plenty of landscapes to view and explore here. The other destinations that are a must visit include Pante Makasar, Suai, Ainaro, Viquegue and Liquica.
Since this country is best known for its scenic and mesmerizing landscapes there are plenty of natural attractions that are a must visit. The Atauro Island is one such destination that is a must visit. Travel to this destination and you can scuba dive amongst the colourful coral or even visit the various different fresh water springs. Mount Ramelau which is also known as Tatamailau is also another attraction that is a must visit. This natural attraction is the subject of an annual pilgrimage that commemorates the annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Nature lovers must visit the Areia Branca beach and hinterland that houses several species of birds which are mostly endangered. No trip to this country is completed without visiting the iconic Cristo Rei of Dili. This 88 foot high statue of Jesus stands upon a globe which can be reached after climbing over 500 steps.
When it comes to the cuisines here, you can expect a lot of rice and spices. Apart from this, you can also expect a lot of influences from the Portuguese, Indonesian, Chinese, Italian, Western, Japanese and Thai based cuisines. Some of the local dishes include the batar daan, budu, ikan sabuko and the tapai. Bibinka and Portuguese tart are common desserts found here. When it comes to the beverages here, coffee is a popular choice. Beer can also be found in selected places.
When it comes to the sports activities here, there is plenty to choose from, to fill your holiday. Most of the water sports include scuba diving, swimming, boating and snorkeling. With plenty of diverse dive sites available you can explore and experience a wide variety of different coral reefs and marine life. Apart from this, you can also go cycling or hiking here wherein you can view the local attractions.
No matter where you go, there is plenty to do and explore. However, at times, there is a high possibility that you might be faced with a situation wherein your safety or health will be put at risk. Such situations are unpredictable and therefore you cannot avoid it. However, you can take the necessary precautions to ensure that it does not affect your trip in any way. What you need is an ideal safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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