What do you know about East Timor ( or Timor Leste as it is known over there)?
It is the newest country in the Southeast Asian bloc, gaining independence in 2002, and one of the least traveled country in Asia with only 60,000 travelers last year. To put that into perspective, Indonesia, its close neighbor had over 1.32 million arrivals last year.
Due to these facts, I decided to embark on a journey into this unknown land and traveled around the country for 10 days in July 2018. I got to see untouched nature unlike anything I have seen before, one of the smiliest people out there, and best of all, a country untouched by over-tourism. During my trip, I also saw poverty, unmaintained infrastructure, and a fire incident in the city. The trip was one hell of a rollercoaster ride that pushes me to the limit, to say the least. There is a long way to go for Timor Leste to become a prominent destination for travelers, but there is also an untapped potential that awaits those who seek real adventurers. If you are looking for a real adventure, you will surely find it here.
I hope you enjoy this video and I hope I was able to convey the beauty, and the life of the people in Timor Leste through this 3 minutes video.
Location: Dili, Baucau, Atauro Island, and Maubisse
Camera Gear: Sony a6500 + 16mm - 70mm Zeiss lens (to see all my camera gear, check out my Travel Essentials gear guide.)
Music: Revelations by Tristan Barton licensed through Artlist.io
If you are interested in my itinerary, check this out: 10 Days Itinerary for Timor Leste or if you have any question, feel free to ask me in the comments below.