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  • Our Australian neighbors.
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    Friendly welcome
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Papua New Guinea Favorites

  • PNG tour operator

    Hi,most people do the Kakoda Track/trail as a tour trek but you need to be very fit to do it as quite a few people have had heart attacks.A lot of PNG is quite remote so don't expect any up market accomodation.My PNG friends tell me it is safe enough at the moment.I honestly do not know of any USA or UK tour company's but MTS is the oldest and most...

  • Kokoda Trekking

    Consider Kokda Trekking if your interested in doing the kokoda trail. perhaps not as detailed on the historical aspects of the track but its made up for with the friendliness of the staff and prters and when you arrive in Kokoda you appreciate the effort they do in giving back to the community. It didnt go unnoticed that they where the only company...

  • On the Indonesian Border

    A view of the town of Vanimo, on the north coast very close to the Indonesian border. I had a number of flights into this small village, at the very northwest corner of Papua New Guinea. It was the usual stuff, in for a couple of days to fix up some of their small diesel-electric generator sets to keep the lights on! A very laid back place with a...

  • Making Friends in the Highlands

    I loved the Highlands people....they were ferocious and tender, strange and warm, and mostly they were really friendly and unaffected.As two women traveling, we were never once harassed or approached by any of the men - in fact I found it odd that we never even earned a second glance. I think it was because we were oddities in their world, not the...

  • Canoeing the Bismarck Sea

    Wewak, located on the north coast of the main island of New Guinea, was one of my favourite spots. I made a number of trips here during my 3-year stay, either commissioning new generators of fixing up problem ones. This was an exotic destination, that could only be flown into and the people seemed very friendly.This scene of a mother and her...

  • A Highlands Market

    A typical Highlands market near Goroka in the middle of the country, with my eldest daughter checking things out (I brought my whole family along on one of my working visits - had to fly into Lae to start the road trip)! The climate in the mountainous centre of PNG was very refreshing after the heat and sticky humidity in the coastal areas. The...

  • Ela Beach & the Coral Sea

    I enjoyed driving by Land Cruiser from the coastal city of Lae up into the Highlands and cross-country to Madang. There is a fantasic variety of scenery throughout the country from volcanoes, to mountains, jungles and beaches. Because of its regularity, I came to really enjoy Friday nights at the Returned Services League Club on Ela Beach in Port...

  • goroka fair - mid-october each...

    goroka fair - mid-october each yearthis is one of the highlights of the year in the highlands of PNG as tribespeople arrive from all over for a few days of dancing and hanging out. it's a pretty mad spectacle, especially when you become a big part of the spectacle yourself. we were two of about 10 white people at the fair which in PNG tends you get...

  • placess to be - the island in...

    placess to be - the island in the north- new ireland and new britain are must see. the city of madang and her islands siar and kranket (where you can spend the night) are good placess to dive. the sepik river is very interesting- the beautifull city of wewak,angoramand aitape.vanimo close to the indonesian border se supposed to be very beautiful...

  • Not stay in Port Moresby! Get...

    Not stay in Port Moresby! Get out to the other areas of PNG which are more safe and have more to see. Living up in the highlands on a Habitat for Humanity building mission. We stayed in Morobe Province (Lae is the big city). We travled 3 hours by Public Motor Vehicle and then hiked up 25km into the mountains. It rained (poured!) as we crossed a...

  • meet the people. Papua New...

    meet the people. Papua New guinea has recieved alot of bad press and it is misleading as the majority of the population are particularly friendly, interesting and helpful. Watching the warm tropical sunrise over the desolate beach with sun wildly sparkling on the crest of each perfect wave. For me Papua New Guinea is a home and where I feel most...

  • Try to see some of the...

    Try to see some of the indiginous people of the area like the the Asaro Mudmen. Visiting the small villages in the East Sepik region we came upon the wonderful people, who were visiting from another region. The people from Papua New Giunea will always greet you with smiles, and will always try to be so helpful.Gotta love these people.

  • BACKPACKERS and other BUDGET...

    BACKPACKERS and other BUDGET TRAVELLERS in Port Moresby: for good cup of COFFEE and a break from the insecurity of Port Moresby and the basic conditions of Papua New Guinea in general (especially PNG on a budget), go to the Airways Hotel on a Sunday morning. For a couple of dollars you get yourself a good cup of coffee (hard to find in PNG despite...

  • The predominant thing I was...

    The predominant thing I was doing while in PNG was going to High School (see picture above), so that's a huge part of my memories. When I go back, I hope to go with someone important in my life - I will show them Madang, Ukarumpa, Lae and Goroka... and absolutely positively Rempi. The closest thing to Paradise on earth. I miss everything. It's one...

  • You should go to Rabaul. It's...

    You should go to Rabaul. It's a beatiful city on the island of New Britain. The place is fantastic! Check out the war time tunnels! The fruits, bilums, bush, mountains, friendly people, and friendly missionaries... and heaps other things...

  • Visit the Higlands region...

    Visit the Higlands region which is called the Tari Basin, see the how they make their 'wig's which they use as hats. They collect hair for several years, patch them together and shape it, decorate it with fresh flowers and plants. Watching people at the Tari airport as they gathered to watch us behind the wire fence. This was the weekly attraction...

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