Haphazard hitchhiking, Breathtaking beaches, and one Surreal Solar Eclipse!

Timor Leste is one of the newest countries in the world and that has come with many challenges. While the country is struggling to recover from centuries of colonialism, its people remain jolly, kind, and incredibly optimistic.

Timor Leste is known for its coffee production, its pristine beaches offering limitless snorkeling and diving opportunities, and for a brief 76 seconds on 20 April 2023 – for being the best place to watch a Total Solar Eclipse!

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Backpacking profile

Does Revolut work?Yes if Visa
Cash or card?Cash
Public transportBelow average
HitchhikingVery easy
AccommodationHostels, hotels, guesthouses, nun convents
Other backpackersVery few
Days needed10-21
Best time to travelApril to November
Locals speaking EnglishFew
Main languagesTetun, Indonesian, Portuguese

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