Morning tea with the Pakistani UN peacekeeping force - Balibo to Maubara June 17th 2012 Getting out of Maliana was fine as our guesthouse was at the top of the hill so we headed downhill and arrived in Balibo not long after. Victor jumped out the car and asked what seemed to be Pakistani military staff where the Balibo 5 house was. Turns out the guy he spoke to was Major (the officer commanding) and the guy with him, the captain of the Pakistani deployment based just outside Maliana ... read more
Asia » East Timor » Balibo The Portuguese began to trade with the island of Timor in the early 16th century and colonized it in mid-century. Skirmishing with the Dutch in the region eventually resulted in an 1859 treaty in which Portugal ceded the western portion of the island... ... read more
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