Southeast Asia's Timor-Leste is mostly surrounded by islands you haven't heard of. Timor-Leste encompasses the eastern part of Timor island, which sits roughly 1,250 miles north of the coast of Australia.
The young nation of Timor-Leste may be remote and sparsely populated, but its capital, Dili, is a bustling urban centre. With its streets covered in murals depicting Timorese pride, Dili feels like a city in the midst of reclaiming its national identity – or forging a new one. From day trips and natural beauty to relics of colonial oppression, here are 10 ways to experience the best it has to offer.