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My new family, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

My new family

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  PNG está a ser a maior surpresa de sempre. A dualidade entre instabilidade e dificuldades sociais com a simpatia generalizada de todos, só me fazem querer mostrar aos meus amigos e familia, a 3D. Não querem cá aparecer? A minha nova família ...

Boat down, SWIM FOR YOUR LIVES!, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Boat down, SWIM FOR YOUR LIVES!

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Erima Market, 6h da manhã Autocarros para Kerema? Cada cabeça sua sentença, lá dizia o outro! Uma senhora diz que o PMV (a tal espécie de autocarro mal amanhado que mais não é do que uma carrinha de caixa aberta com uma estrutura em metal ...

Living by the jungle: The Routine, Kerema, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Living by the jungle: The Routine

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Não me deixam dormir no chão da sala como no primeiro dia. Expulsar malta de quartos e de camas não era o meu forte até chegar aqui...tirando uma ou outra excepção na India. Durmo com a minha rede mosquiteira para ver se não apanho ...

Pickpockets and client service, Goroka, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Pickpockets and client service

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Os pickpockets de Lae trabalham muito mal! Apanhei um quase a assobiar, a olhar para o ar ao mesmo tempo que tentava atacar-me o bolso das 100 Kinas. Apanhado em flagrante, comecei a perguntar-lhe muito alto, “o que é que estás a fazer, ó ...

The bedbug night in, Lae, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The bedbug night in

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Foi ainda há menos de um ano que me introduzi não intencionalmente ao ecossistema do percevejo (ou “bed bugs”). Esses bichos que vivem no interior dos colchões e que decidem parasitar o humano que debita calor corporal para a ...

Caspa is not getting it..., Gabensis, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Caspa is not getting it...

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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... que me ia pedindo: “o que estou a fazer aqui”, “por onde viajei”, “o que acho da Papua New Guinea”, “o que aconteceu com o acidente de barco”. Saio de avião em direcção para Lae. Quando o Adam encaixa as ...

The second impressions!, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

The second impressions!

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

  Há demasiado a acontecer à minha volta: Todos os veiculos, de carros particulares, autocarros, carrinhas de caixa aberta, carros da polícia ou do governo, têm grades nos vidros da frente e laterais. São à prova de ...

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 ...

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 ...

travelling the hard way, Labé, Guinea travel blog

travelling the hard way

A travel blog entry by asci

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is what guineans do...i needed the last 2 days to go from bissau to labe; 450 km all in all. But when ur average vmax equals 20 km/h then this is a large distance. One of the reasons i bought my car was because i could avoid the peugot 405 combi shared ...

Fouta Djalon, Labé, Guinea travel blog

Fouta Djalon

A travel blog entry by jeanchristophes

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... kilometres inland from Conakry, you reach the pleasant rolling hills of the Fouta Djalon, altitude 1200 metres. Having travelled through Guinea but not stopping in the countryside I was looking forwards to escaping the hassles of the city. Dalaba our ...

Mesquita mosque (Bissau, Guinea-Bissau), Bissau, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Mesquita mosque (Bissau, Guinea-Bissau)

A travel blog entry by camilo9015

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although the 52% of the population is muslim, there are not big mosques in Guibea-Bissau because the poverty of the country... but, this is the main mosque of the city ...

One year in Nigeria, 200km offshore Port Harcourt, Nigeria travel blog

One year in Nigeria

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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After working 6 months in France, there I went to the offshore world... It would be difficult to write on that, as it is the most "out of normal reality (!!!)" experience I have had so far. Lasted for a year. I am used to talk about it and answer ...

Bissau, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Bissau

A travel blog entry by jeanchristophes

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... with an aim to get from Zigunchor to Bissau began, which meant crossing the border into the Portuguese speaking country of Guinea-Bissau. Having traveled for a fantastic month in Senegal with Ghalied it wasn't easy saying good bye as he was heading ...

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 ...

Busy week, Alotau, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Busy week

A travel blog entry by mgibb05

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Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a great week! We have been busy getting stuff set up and ready to be here for the next 7 weeks. I cannot believe that we have been here for a week already! It is Monday night here, but I'm not sure ...

Rabaul, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Rabaul

A travel blog entry by crashdot

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We arrive in Rabaul for SCUBA ...

neopisljivo, Alotau, Papua New Guinea travel blog

neopisljivo

A travel blog entry by zalazala

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Uff... kje naj zacnem?? Morda tu, da sem v Alotau in da si se vedno nisem opomogla od soka, ki sem ga dozivela v PNG - sam da se ne boste ustrasli, sok je samo pozitiven in vse kar se dogaja zaenkrat je pravljicno. Ker trenutno nimam interneta in ne ...

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 ...

Sareboido, Sareboido, Guinea travel blog

Sareboido

A travel blog entry by jeanchristophes

This entry is only a map ...

WOW!!!, Alotau, Papua New Guinea travel blog

WOW!!!

A travel blog entry by mgibb05

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Hey to one and all! I hope you all have had an awesome week! I have been so busy this week that I really cannot believe it has only been one week! We have just finished our "village stay" and I really don't know if I will be able to describe everything ...

Bissau is wow, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau travel blog

Bissau is wow

A travel blog entry by asci

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sorry for the stupid title, but i really like the places here, also casamance in the south of gambia is a paradise. And the strange thing is scince i have a car i didnt have to pay for accomodation... Police is a big problem, because they all want money. ...

expati, avstrijke in kruhovci, Alotau, Papua New Guinea travel blog

expati, avstrijke in kruhovci

A travel blog entry by zalazala

V zadnjih dneh smo ... - imeli ene 42 krajsih dezevij - sli vsak vecer vn (razen v sredo!) - iskali nove mangrove in se specializirali za vzpostavitev informacijskih centrov v oddaljenih predelih :) Ne vem kje sem koncala, predvsem sem ...

Visa trouble, Conakry, Guinea travel blog

Visa trouble

A travel blog entry by asci

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... schreiend weglaufen wenn ich sie was fragen will. Das war schon so als ich mich mit manu aus versehen von bissau nach guinea verfahren hatte und nach dem weg fragte. Und ich hatte ne strange Sache als ich auf irgendeinem Feldweg nen Tramper mitnehmen ...

Buena Kwiai, Losuia, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Buena Kwiai

A travel blog entry by mgibb05

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Buena Kwiai...or...Good Afternoon! What a trip! I hope you have all had an amazing week! This has been one crazy 7 days for me! After my last update I left on Friday for Kiriwina or...the Trobriand Islands. All the interns and Marcus were supposed to ...

Great Day, Madang, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Great Day

A travel blog entry by ospry

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...             We are now in Melanesia. It consists of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.  Our destination is Papua New Guinea. I did not realize until now that the island of ...

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 ...

Kinder in Guinea, Mamou, Guinea travel blog

Kinder in Guinea

A travel blog entry by asci

Ich scheine eine tragische wirkung auf kinder zu haben. Heute waren hier 2 Kinder an meinem Bungalow, haben sich angeschlichen und als sie mich dann erblickten sind sie schreiend davongerannt. Gestern wollte ich bei irgendnem Wasserfdall das Balg nachm ...

Sorry Mate we've booked your room to someone else, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Sorry Mate we've booked your room to someone else

A travel blog entry by iska

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I loved PNG     The people were kind, generous and polite. I arrived with the stories echoing in my head of murder and mayhem and believed it once I had set my eyes on the tall barbed wire fences covered in red beetle nut spit, more protection ...

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