Travel Blogs from Papua New Guinea

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Just how many shades of blue/green are there?, Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Just how many shades of blue/green are there?

A travel blog entry by penmarshall

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... an inch of its life, dropped an invading force to set up a base while the rest went on to Rabaul. This means New Ireland and Kavieng in particular, saw the 1st shots fired in PNG.   The European civilian and missionary inhabitants were incarcerated. ...

Greetings, Bomana (Port Moresby), Papua New Guinea travel blog

Greetings

A travel blog entry by liz.dowling

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... water in the tap. You realise the things you take for granted! But the bucket wash has been fine. I am trying to learn some new Pidgin words each day. I have many eager teachers here at Xavier and they enjoy seeing me try to learn and use the words (and ...

Ulumani Treetops Lodge, Waga Waga, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Ulumani Treetops Lodge

A travel blog entry by uschoene

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Zurück von den tropisch heißen Trobriands haben wir uns die letzten Tage noch in einem traumhaften Bungalow in der wunderschön gelegenen Treetop Lodge auf der anderen Seite der Milne Bay gegönnt. Die super nette Gastgeber-Familie, ...

Mt Hagen Show 2012, Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Mt Hagen Show 2012

A travel blog entry by denningsontour

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We went to the Hagen show the day after I arrived in PNG. This was a bit of culture shock as I had not really got my bearings yet. PNG is definitely different to downtown Brisbane. We went in by mini bus even though it was only 600m from the hotel. ...

Papua Ne Guinea, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Papua Ne Guinea

A travel blog entry by lblack12

Market was awesome ...

Left Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Left Papua New Guinea

A travel blog entry by wsbieber

left Port Moresby after a very productive time in ...

To dive and to nap, Lissenung Island, Papua New Guinea travel blog

To dive and to nap

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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... fishing; the last couple involved farming and produce. We guessed it told the story of following the birds to the islands, then starting a new life there. Who knows? But it works for me. The rain started during the last couple of dances, but it never came ...

Volcanos, Ash & Fire on Rabaul, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Volcanos, Ash & Fire on Rabaul

A travel blog entry by suffolk-twosome

Today we are off the boat in the afternoon dockside(at last).  This islandd has lots of wartime connections.  It is not a tourist hangout and we arer not sure what kind of vehicles they are laying on for us-could be lorries, buses ...

Busy day, siwai, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Busy day

A travel blog entry by richardmcc

... of the Bible College who told me a few interesting facts about the status of Bible translation around here. Despite having the New Testament in their language, and a Pidgin Bible available the pastors still prefer to use an English version and translate ...

Village rivalries and getting mucky in Yamok, Yamok, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Village rivalries and getting mucky in Yamok

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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... were busy chopping it up. I got out to take a photo, and the foreman told me they were clearing a space for power poles. A new oil palm plantation is going in, with a new refining factory, so they wanted to extend the power lines. Although we didn't go ...

Not the Swiss Family Treehouse, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Not the Swiss Family Treehouse

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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... , then we sat around the bungalows until 3pm, which was our departure time, arranged earlier with Ditmar and Ange. The boatride over to New Ireland was a bit bumpier than the ride out to the island, but still not too bad. We were left on the beach and ...

Jungle to Jungle, Somewhere in, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Jungle to Jungle

A travel blog entry by adam_of_earth

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From the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea to the urban jungles of Oakland...I made it home.  It feels good to be back in my home, with my brother and the happy puppy! Getting out of country was some what of an adventure. The day I was supposed to ...

Port Moresby Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Port Moresby Papua New Guinea

A travel blog entry by wsbieber

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Arrived on a pleasant flight from Brisbane to POM. Turns out the First Officer was Philippe Sialis son of medical doctor parents we worked with here in the country. Mother was the first female PNGer to graduate from medicine. Father was Secretary of ...

Volcano, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Volcano

A travel blog entry by rconduns

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12th March 2012 Rabaul-New Britain island- Papua New Guinea. In 1937 the town of Rabaul was devastated by a volcanic eruption from the nearby volcano Mt Tavurvur, and shortly afterwards in 1941 the Japanese invaded the island and turned it into a ...

Papua, New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Papua, New Guinea

A travel blog entry by sarah_mettee

This was a special day as this is the place my grandfather was stationed in WW2.  This was his first time back since the ...

"they have started eating people again"

A travel blog entry by travelmichelle

... way, they've started to eat people again here - Unwrapped meat just piled in freezer bins: this is grade crap meat imported from New Zealand, and it's either to the dogs or PNG Market is big w/ lots of fresh vegetables and weird mu-mu like ...

Back in Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Back in Bomana

A travel blog entry by liz.dowling

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Dear all, Greetings once again from Xavier Institute in Bomana. I haven't travelled by plane since I came back from Mt Hagen and Mingende. It is hot today after a lot of rain last night. Apparently it is not nearly as hot as it gets in January but I ...

Late start, long lunch, lovely dinner, Wewak, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Late start, long lunch, lovely dinner

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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At breakfast this morning, we watched two men trying to poach the flying foxes in the tree near our hotel. One had a slingshot; the other had a bolo-type weapon. We didn't see them hit anything, but we did see them pile up a couple of dead ones. The men ...

Most insane trip, ever!, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Most insane trip, ever!

A travel blog entry by stupidbunny

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Up before am to shower, pack. Checked out, then the cab arrived at 5:30am, and we made the drive to the airport. We were on a Jet Star flight (Qantas codeshare) – and while Jet Star had a long line, it was almost exclusively for bag drop, so it ...

Goroka Sing-Sing, Goroka, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Goroka Sing-Sing

A travel blog entry by bassalleckj

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   While we were in Goroka, we got to attend one of the two big sing-sing festivals held annually in PNG. It was an incredible sight, definitely one of the most colorful and amazing events we ever had the fortune to attend. It reminded me ...

Sights and Sounds of the Jungle, Somewhere in, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Sights and Sounds of the Jungle

A travel blog entry by adam_of_earth

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Dearest Readers,  I have a bit of down time after an early morning today. The work has been streamlining along, but I've hit a bit of a roadblock which I hope will be resolved tonight so we can start work tomorrow afternoon.  I'm finally ...

Ankunft in Alotau, Alotau, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Ankunft in Alotau

A travel blog entry by uschoene

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Nach einem Übernacht-Flug mit Air Nuigini von Manila nach Port Morsby, ging es nach 5 Stunden Aufenthalt mit einer 18-Sitzer Propeller-Maschine weiter zur Milne-Bay im Süden von PNG. Schon aus der Luft konnte man erahnen wie faszinierend dieses ...

Cool lawns and chill pads, Orotoaba, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Cool lawns and chill pads

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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... 8211; especially if they had to guess “locker room” or “food court” or “Rose Bowl” or “Yellowstone”. (And have a new phrase for the family: “You’ll never get this. It’s Locker ...

Stuck in the rain, Somewhere in, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Stuck in the rain

A travel blog entry by adam_of_earth

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... he'd come back to drop them off and then pick us up to take us out. About 5 minutes later we felt the wind blowing and new the pilot was not coming back. Luckily some locals working on a survey crew had a little spike camp set up nearby. They let us seek ...

Mt Hagen Sightseeing, Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Mt Hagen Sightseeing

A travel blog entry by denningsontour

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Our day trip around Hagen took us to a village (Tapuka) where we did a jungle walk. We were supposed to have a mumu but this did not happen due to changes in plans. A mumu is a native meal where all the vegetables and meats are buried in a hole in the ...

Will the Pryor's survive 4-star cruising?, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Will the Pryor's survive 4-star cruising?

A travel blog entry by diannemurray

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... with support facilities, and almost 200,000 personnel. As the allied offensive surged towards Rabaul from the Solomons and New Guinea, the Japanese moved underground, honeycombing the hills around Rabaul with hundreds of kilometers of tunnels, including ...

Impressive School on Bonura, Bonarua, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Impressive School on Bonura

A travel blog entry by suffolk-twosome

Disembarked by Zodiac so wet landing in water and then up the beach to meet the locals. First of all had a great display of indigineous dancing from different groups of the village - so happy to to share with us in a non cynical way.  Not many ...

Culture and Nature of Papua, Papua Indonesia, Indonesia travel blog

Culture and Nature of Papua

A travel blog entry by bobpalege

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Dear All, My name is Bob Palege and I am a Tour Guide from Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. Every year I organize excursions in Papua for cultural intitutions such as National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, the BBC Bristol and also for private groups. ...

Papua New Guinea, finally made it to land!, Louisiade archipelago, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Papua New Guinea, finally made it to land!

A travel blog entry by davidh

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6 days was too long without land. finally we landed on a small atoll on the edge of the louisiades archipelago in PNG. The first few days we relaxed on the beach and went diving, fishing, and hung out with the locals. ok, that's pretty much all we did ...

Esther and Jesse and their VBAs, Goroka, Papua New Guinea travel blog

Esther and Jesse and their VBAs

A travel blog entry by wsbieber

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Esther we trained number of years ago has some spectacular programs covering a whole district. She has started a local NGO she calls Touching the Untouchables TTU. These pictures show here Village Birth Attendants that she has brought into Goroka for a ...

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