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Animistic Funeral in Boti Village

Animistic Funeral in Boti Village

In the heart of West Timor there is access to a village unlike any other in Indonesia. They are fully independent, completely isolated and habitually…

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Disjointed Facts and Sightseeing Ideas in SoE, West Timor

Disjointed Facts and Sightseeing Ideas in SoE, West Timor

Explore West Timor: explore Soe   It sits along the highway in the heart of West Timor but with ample hotels and a claim to…

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Getting Royally (yes by a prince) Screwed Over In West Timor

Getting Royally (yes by a prince) Screwed Over In West Timor

Strange things happen in West Timor but none quite like this. This is the story of how we got royally screwed over in West Timor…

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How to Get To Boti Village in West Timor

How to Get To Boti Village in West Timor

How to get to Boti Hire a guide from Kupang, SoE or Kefamenu. They vary in price from 300,000 per day per group to 600,000…

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Boti and its Spirits Stand Alone Against Development

Boti and its Spirits Stand Alone Against Development

Explore West Timor: explore Boti   Knowing that Boti’s existence is completely independent of government help, that the land is their own and their harvest…

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“I Want To Live Here!” – Rote Island, West Timor

“I Want To Live Here!” – Rote Island, West Timor

Explore West Timor: explore Rote Island   “I want to live here”. Within minutes of checking into our bungalow I had already envisaged the rest…

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Cruising the Hills to Temkessi Village

Cruising the Hills to Temkessi Village

Explore West Timor: explore Temkessi Village   Leaving Manufi, clinging to the back of a motorbike, the crumbling road winds through the backyards of quaint…

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A Guide To The Villages Of West Timor

A Guide To The Villages Of West Timor

This is a complete guide to the villages of West Timor   On the far-flung eastern fringes of Indonesia, isolated and somewhat forgotten, the Island of…

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