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Drying in the rain, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Drying in the rain

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Acordar na casa de uma simpatiquíssima família que acolheu um completo estranho com um bocado mau aspecto, não foi muito tranquilo. Apesar da simpatia, não sabia até a que ponto todas aquelas pessoas e miudagem (uma equipa e meia de ...

The Social and personal PNG affection model, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The Social and personal PNG affection model

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  O afecto distribuído na PNG é muito orientado à família, que ocupa um lugar claramente central na sociedade. As famílias são grandes, enormes e, na maior parte das vezes não se lhes conhece o inicio nem o fim. E existe um termo que é usado ...

Fatigué (Fr+Pt), Piché, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Fatigué (Fr+Pt)

A travel blog entry by ikono

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Eh oh, salut, c'est juste pour dire qu'il est 7 heures du matin et que je viens de me rendre compte que je ne pourrais plus continuer à d'être aussi exhaustif dans mes descriptions. Va falloir que je trace car autrement c'est trooooppp de boulot à ...

Picking up the pieces, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Picking up the pieces

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  No dia seguinte ao acidente, o Sebastian saiu visivelmente perturbado, em busca do cavalheiro responsável pelo derrame ao largo de Kerema. Saiu com uma faca do tamanho de um braço e meio. Voltou passado uma hora, com o senhor “17”. A ...

Kindia, Kindia, Guinea travel blog

Kindia

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Je me suis arrete dans cette ville uniquemenet parce que c etait la seule ville qui avait des taxis pour la ville de Kamakwie en Sierra Leone. 2 jours d attente pour trouver un ...

Bubaque - Bijagos, bubaque, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Bubaque - Bijagos

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

Bubaque est la ville charnière pour trouver du transport vers les autres iles. Les bijagos ce sont le iles des amateurs de pêche et ils ont raisons car ces iles regorgent de poisson : 5 poissons coutent 50 centimes d euro. Donc poissson a presque tous ...

lekki, Kolda, Senegal travel blog

lekki

A travel blog entry by sisterpeanut

Hello! Though no great adventures have taken place in the last two months(that immediately come to mind) , i thought it was about time to post an update to let everyone know im still plugging along here in Kolda. I think i'll use this update to ...

Hard to say goodbye, Vanimo, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Hard to say goodbye

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Herculeana, a tarefa de verbalizar um “bom, meus amigos, tenho de ir andando para a próxima paragem porque caso contrário fico aqui a viver em vossa casa para todo o sempre”. Muito, muito difícil largar a simpatia local, a amizade ...

Frontiere Guinee Bissau- Guinee Conakry, Kandika, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Frontiere Guinee Bissau- Guinee Conakry

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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De nouveau des routes affreuses avec des épaves de peugeot 504 ou l on met entre 9 et 10 ersonnes ...

WAIST, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

WAIST

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... of Malinke and Kissi, forgetting forever the Wolof of Senegal. Let me explain this remarkable phenomenon. Every year Peace Corps Guinea is invited to the West African Invitation Softball Tournament or WAIST. It's held in the capital of Senegal, Dakar ...

Pierre, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Pierre

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

... got past the introductions I started asking about different issues. We've discussed the election in the US, HIV/AIDS in Guinea, the effectiveness of international aid, corruption and in my last letter I asked his thoughts on global warming. His opinions ...

Lazy summer, Gbangbadou, Guinea travel blog

Lazy summer

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... itself. When a mob become the judge and jury how can there be a civil society? I do not like what this foreshadows for a future Guinea. But the woman who was macheted to death was Tamba's sister. So he has also left Gbangbadou to mourn with his family in ...

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

A travel blog entry by nickelaine

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Friday 27th February - Day 45 - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea During the port lecture the previous day, we had been advised by our fellow passengers that Simpson Port, where the ship would be docking, was very pretty and dramatic, with the volcano on the ...

Joe And The Volcano!, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Joe And The Volcano!

A travel blog entry by markgemmell

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I'm not quite sure what it is about me, but every single airport we hit I seem to get stopped for the security explosives checks...  The tab gets brushed over my luggage and clothes before being checked in the machine...  All good so far - fingers ...

PNG Laughing is a national monument, Madang, Papua New Guinea travel blog

PNG Laughing is a national monument

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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O riso na PNG é uma entidade nacional, partilhada por todos, até pelos mais sisudos e potencialmente mais macambúzios. É frequente, completos estranhos começarem a falar de determinado tema e acabar em risada generalizada. O tom da risada é o mais ...

Goodbye Forecariah, Forecariah, Guinea travel blog

Goodbye Forecariah

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... Three food groups, you ask, surely I learned in school that there is food pyramid with 6 food groups? Well not in Guinea! There are only three: construction, protection and energy.  I presented construction which is basically protein, our meat group ...

Rabaul, Papau New Guinea, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Rabaul, Papau New Guinea

A travel blog entry by danharriet

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... during the first half of the war.  After the war, Australia resumed control of the area until 1975 when Papua New Guinea became independent. Today, Papua New Guinea is a Fourth World Country. A Fourth World Country is a country that cannot exist ...

The Wedding, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

The Wedding

A travel blog entry by kylejesw

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... had to go to Leah's for a shower, because the water in my house had been shut off (it was kind of like living in Guinea). Then she picked me up and we met her sisters and another bridesmaid to get our hair done. She had seven bridesmaids: her two ...

Wild Honey (Papua New Guinea), Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Wild Honey (Papua New Guinea)

A travel blog entry by fraser_belinda

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What a glorious little dip in the adventures of cultural exploration! Way too little time to really understand what is happening here, but we still managed to get some understanding of PNG life.   Most of our time we spend on the notorious Kokoda ...

...too intense everyday!, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

...too intense everyday!

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  O lento dia-a-dia em casa desta nova família requer doses cavalares de energia, reservas de gordura e muita vitamina C, cálcio e magnésio. A vida de aldeia requer debitar permanentemente um conjunto de informação e produzir ideias para ...

wantok, mi laikimTok Pisin, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

wantok, mi laikimTok Pisin

A travel blog entry by zalazala

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uff ... tuki sem ene 35 ur in zgodilo se je ze tooook stvari, da sploh ne vem, kje naj zacnem. Na letaliscu v Cairnsu se je zacelo ... dobro :) poleg tega, da sem imela sedez 13A (there is no such thing as BAD LUCK!) in da smo vzleteli z zamudo in da ...

The mysterious dangerous country: 1st impressions, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The mysterious dangerous country: 1st impressions

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

... proporcional 'a quantidade de bckpackers e futuros amigos e conhecidos que se fazem na “estrada”. Na Papua New Guinea (PNG) nao ha' turistas ou backpackers. E os estrangeiros que se ve^m aparecem para deixar a pegada da industria ...

Bribery and corruption abounds, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Bribery and corruption abounds

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... the border to Guinea Bissau, one of the worlds poorest countries. We passed through the Senegal border with no problems at all. The Guinea border was different, they came into the vehicle and had a good look, tested the settee, got amazed at the fridge ...

Travelling in PNG..., Wewak, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Travelling in PNG...

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Desde a chegada à capital que constato: vai ser um desafio fazer quilómetros...e chegar até à Indonésia. A verdade é cruel: custa para cima de um balúrdio viajar de avião. A alternativa não é o autocarro, são as pernas. A ...

Канкан, Kankan, Guinea travel blog

Канкан

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Гвинея. Город Канкан  Сплю в кровати в ...

Пиче, Piche Fulbè, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Пиче

A travel blog entry by 2africa

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Питча, пограничная деревня рядом с ...

At Sea, At Sea, Papua New Guinea travel blog

At Sea

A travel blog entry by nickelaine

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Saturday 28th February - Day 46 - At Sea We are presently on a northerly course towards Guam our next port of call in two days time.  We are passing through he Bismark Sea and are approximately 750 nautical miles (1.15 land miles) south of ...

A day of reorganising..., Labe, Guinea travel blog

A day of reorganising...

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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... heading off tomorrow! Hmm and then we met the Germans. Or the purveyors of doom (the individual's not the population). So, they live in guinea and have for 10 years, worked all over Africa for 20, here's the advice; 1. Don't go to cote divore, go to ...

Dabola 316km complete, Dabola, Guinea travel blog

Dabola 316km complete

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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More road dramas today! We headed out pretty early to try get to kankan but it quickly became clear the county council had misspent their budget that was allocated to RN1 national road, not sure on what but it wasn't the road. The scenery was beautiful ...

A town called Mandiana 350km, Kankan, Guinea travel blog

A town called Mandiana 350km

A travel blog entry by beattie99

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We both had a bad night sleep, the street food its presence felt... We headed for kankan and because we were feeling a little dehydrated we decided it might be a good idea to stay there and then attempt the cote divore border in the morning. It was a ...

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