|Timor Leste - Indonesia border bridge|
Some friends were wondering why we want to go to Labuan Bajo through Kupang, and wasting half of the day by car to go there. It's because we have a big curiosity about how it feels to cross Timor Island from northeastern tip to southwest tip. Therefore, we booked three one way tickets of Timor Travel (among few options of shuttle provider in Timor Leste that has Dili-Kupang track). It costs $ 20 for each ticket and will be departed at 9 a.m. At the scheduled time, they pick us up at our apartment, half an our late that the promised schedule. We still need to pick up another passangers so literally we departed from Dili at 10 a.m.
|Scenery outside, still at Timor Leste|
After 4 hours, we arrived at Atambua. We had to report to immigration section, both Timor-Leste and Indonesian. In Timor-Leste immigration we just need to queuing by ourselves. In Indonesia immigration office there were many Timorese come toward us and offered assistance to reporting our arrival. At first I thought that it was free of charge but in the end they ask for money and we gave them $ 2 for each of us. Honestly, we felt a little bit uncomfortable about that. Moreover, we had to report and gave our data at the nearby police office (Kepolisian Resor Belu, Sektor Motaain) before we continued our trip to Kupang.
|Inside Timor Travel accross East Nusa Tenggara Road|
(to be continued...)