A National Journey
Timor-Leste's journey from European colony to Indonesian province to independent nation is etched into the national psyche, and marked in the country's churches and shrines, and in Dili's moving museums and burial grounds.
Catholic Timor-Leste has mystical leanings, with mountains as spiritual sites. Sacred Mt Ramelau boasts a summit Virgin Mary statue and spectacular sunrise views over two coasts.
Often overlooked in favour of its famous neighbours, Timor-Leste is gaining a growing following for scuba diving on the pristine reefs off the north shore and around Ataúro Island.