East Timor security?
Just arrived in Bali, and about to start checking out the options to get our bike to Australia. (Theres even a possibility to team up with 2 aussies, who are heading this way, so that would make 3 bikes altogether)
Right now, the only regular cargo ship that I know of, is the Perkins line from Singapore to Darwin via Dili.
So, if there doesnt turn out to be a better option from Bali, then we'll probably head to East Timor. Reading the news & official travel advices do not make one feel very comfortable about that country!
Any advice regarding travel in East Timor (we would ride from Kupang), places to stay in Dili, etc., would be greatly appreciated. We have already had our fair share of the rainy season in Java, and are hoping the roads further east will be passable, as some roads in Java had 40-50 cms of running water!!
Or if someone has any info about any alternatives, how to get a bike from Indonesia to Australia, that would be useful, too. I have checked out the shipping pages on this forum, but things do change so fast around these places, you really need recent information.