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We're Not In Kansas Anymore, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea travel blog

We're Not In Kansas Anymore

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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Today our flights would take us from Brisbane to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and then on to Mt Hagan. I don't know if Brisbane is a contender for the safest city in the world, but Port Moresby is regularly cited as a worthy contender for the worlds ...

Please Take A Picture!!, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Please Take A Picture!!

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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From the minute we entered the festival grounds we knew we were in for something special and it just kept getting better from there. We went early so we could wander around the outside of the show grounds and watch the various participating tribes ...

Dugout Canoe On The Mighty Sepik River, Sepik, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Dugout Canoe On The Mighty Sepik River

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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Some scene-setting is required if you are to fully understand the joys of spending a night at the Airport Lodge in Wewak. The front reception area has been long abandoned in much the same way a retreating army gives up it's more vulnerable territory in ...

Floating Prison, Wewak, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Floating Prison

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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After days on the Sepik River there's no way I was going back to the Airport Lodge in Wewak to clean up for our trip to Madang so we stayed at the Talio Lodge. The enterprising dude who owned this facility had pimped out a number of shipping containers ...

DH Goes Diving, Madang, Papua New Guinea travel blog

DH Goes Diving

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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First impressions of Madang? There was certainly a lot less razor wire and a few brave glass windows even decorated the streetscape. Security guards were still highly visible but we even managed to snag a free ride from the dock to the hotel with a ...

Countries that I have also been to, Madang, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Countries that I have also been to

A travel blog entry by paul

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I went to PNG with the Army to trek from Dumpu to Bom, over the Shaggy Ridge range and then dive a Madang. It was an amazing trip. We were the 6th group of white people to walk through that area since World War 2. I couldn't dive so I spent the week in ...

Flying With The Lord?, Wewak, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Flying With The Lord?

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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We had met a couple from Germany while attending the festival who were trying to put together a few days on the Sepik river so we arranged to join them if we could find transport to Wewak. This proved difficult as the only way to reach Wewak was via air ...

Milne Bay, Alotau, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Milne Bay

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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Next I headed to the coastal town of Alotau in Milne Bay. I spent the first day looking around town. There was a colorful market with lots of fruits, vegetables and fish, and of course everyone's favorite here-betelnut, which gives the locals ...

Exactly half way!!!!!, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Exactly half way!!!!!

A travel blog entry by dshewbridge

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... some of the old planes, etc. There are only 10 or so cruise ships a year entereing this only port area for Papua New Guinea. People were walking across the gray land from all over to see the cruise ship visitors. They were very friendly with very few ...

Another a volcano!, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Another a volcano!

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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... New Guinea until captured by the British Commonwealth during World War I, when it became the capital of the Australian mandated Territory of New Guinea until 1937. During World War II it was captured by the Japanese in 1942, and it became the main base of ...

Chez des amis à ma tante Jatu !!!, Labé, Guinea travel blog

Chez des amis à ma tante Jatu !!!

A travel blog entry by cmuller

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Pas facile la route, mais ça se passe bien, Kounsitel, Guinea travel blog

Pas facile la route, mais ça se passe bien

A travel blog entry by cmuller

Denouveau des routes avec des rigoles un peu partout. La pluie tombe abondamment, parfois même j'ai conduit sous les grosses averses, ... mais j'ai beaucoup apprécié, la fraicheur et surtout ces paysages incroyables du Fouta (vraiment un coin à ...

Survived the first week!, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Survived the first week!

A travel blog entry by thurls

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It's been a week now in Kavieng, PNG and it’s been a once in a lifetime experience already. Living in town, I’m gradually absorbing the lifestyle and culture of the locals. People love  to chat and show me why their lifestyle is so ...

Pire que les moustiques : le ronflement, Koundara, Guinea travel blog

Pire que les moustiques : le ronflement

A travel blog entry by cmuller

Je suis de retour donc à Koundara, sans la moto !! et je n'ai plus trop de franc guinéen etc... alors je dors dehors sur une natte avec des routards que j'avais rencontré plusieurs fois en route depuis Nzérékoré ! Heureusement y'a pas trop de ...

After a month, Foya, Liberia travel blog

After a month

A travel blog entry by j1smoke

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It has felt so good to start working and getting my hands dirty.  I've been working for the past three weeks here in Foya and we have completed the installation of filters in two villages and are building filters in another village.  I believe ...

Dragonflies and bare feet, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Dragonflies and bare feet

A travel blog entry by thurls

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I'm past the halfway point in PNG and in the short time that I’ve been here I’ve made countless experiences, friends and an insatiable craving for a good beef schnitzel with a golden ale to wash it down. I never thought I’d see the ...

Travellers in a hostile land, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Travellers in a hostile land

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

After reading various guidebooks and talking to other travellers we had hoped to bypass Moresby during our visit to PNG. However, with sporadic flight schedules that is an unrealistic desire. So it was in the early hours of the morning we left our secure ...

Rabual, Papua New Guinea – 1st March 2013, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Rabual, Papua New Guinea – 1st March 2013

A travel blog entry by jilliancarr

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... on our pillows every night!  Despite the fact, we had clearly been warned not to give the children sweets as Papua New Guinea does not have a dentist in the area. During our walk we passed a flourishing market of fruit and vegetables.  There was ...

Kono, Kono, Sierra Leone travel blog

Kono

A travel blog entry by ggmusa

Day 7 - Visit Kono ...

Two Braids are Enough for Me, Dindi Fello, Senegal travel blog

Two Braids are Enough for Me

A travel blog entry by mafoley

I woke up early to take my last warm shower before we headed into "the bush." I braided my hair, hoping it would disguise any dirtiness. I donned the skirt Allison gave me for Christmas along with a turquoise shirt-for my 'Aéropostale goes to Africa' ...

African Safari, Kedougou, Senegal travel blog

African Safari

A travel blog entry by mafoley

... in a cage that was pulled by a truck-almost like a hayride with a roof to shade us from the sun. We saw bushbuck, waterbuck, guinea fowl, and a chick-like bird (a stone partridge?). Our guide sat on the roof of the cab and when he spotted the animal, he ...

Bilas Peles, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Bilas Peles

A travel blog entry by thurls

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The land of the unexpected indeed! I came to Papua New Guinea with expectations and I'm leaving with so much more. These five and a bit weeks have really been a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel privileged that the people of New Ireland have let ...

EATING HEALTHY IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Wagu, Papua New Guinea travel blog

EATING HEALTHY IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

A travel blog entry by jungleuncl

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... , calls him the "grandfather of eco-tourism in Thailand."  The following is his adventure as a tourism consultant in Papua New Guinea. Hired to help tribal villagers set up village tourism, he had a great adventure, but the trip revealed how hard it ...

Day 89 - Crew Talent Show, The Pacific Ocean, Australia travel blog

Day 89 - Crew Talent Show

A travel blog entry by randiandersen

We'd been awaiting this day for a long time. The crew's talent show had been advertised with a lot of notice and the whole ship was buzzing for it. I got the impression this was the crew's one chance to be real (or as real as can be achieved in a ...

A taste of politics, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea travel blog

A taste of politics

A travel blog entry by thurls

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Hey guys, hope things are well back home. Getting used to laid back lifestyle here in the New Ireland province. There's plenty of time to kill after finishing at the hospital for the day. I usually go down to the markets or play a bit of rugby with some ...

Big road trip today, Goroka, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Big road trip today

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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Monday 27th Transfer to Garoka in the eastern highlands today, up and out early with Brian the driver and the guide to Pym's guest house in Mount Hagen where we transferred to a 12 seater mini bus for the road trip to Garoka, the bus was brand new, so no ...

Kindness and frustration, Lae, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Kindness and frustration

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

Today, has been characterized by random acts of kindness and interminable frustrations. After travelling to Lae so that we might catch the ferry to Kimbe in the west or Alotau in the southeast we find a startling problem at the Rabaul Ferry booking ...

Gambia to Guinea Bissau, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Gambia to Guinea Bissau

A travel blog entry by lastplanet

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... heard of Guinea-Bissau and even the Foreign Office website said, "Few British tourists visit here". As Britain doesn't even have a Guinea-Bissau consulate, I was prepared for some delay in just getting a visa sorted; so leaving a day early seemed a ...

Conakry (Fr+Pt), Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Conakry (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Entrée de Conakry, au km 36, les berets rouges veulent nous faire chier pensant qu'ils peuvent nous faire peur pour prendre un petit pourboire. Je n'aime pas leur attitude et j'en ai strictement rien à foutre. Voyant que l'on était tous munis de nos ...

Reflexão final sobre a Guiné Bissau, Piché, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Reflexão final sobre a Guiné Bissau

A travel blog entry by ikono

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A Guiné Bissau deu pena dum coro. Curti bwé as pessoas, são puras, mas senti uma burrice igual a nossa, os mangolês, também a infectar a possibilidade de qualquer futuro proximo risonho. O pais esta completamente sem corrente eléctrica ha mais de 2 ...

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