Alotau International Hotel
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We were chafing at the bit to be some of the first to get onto dry land. Not because we were seasick or sick of being aboard after two days, just because we were craving travel experiences and knew, with the nature of cruise stopovers we would have precious little time ashore.
By happy chance our stopover coincided with the annual Canoe and Kundu Festival and we set off quickly for the 3km walk into town from the ...
... He picked-up two wooden rings with
mother of pearl inlay. Without a word, he raised his hands and
offered the rings to me. The pressure to buy the rings, was
intense. There was something about those dark wrinkled hands and
somber eyes that were compelling!
I asked how much they were, paid him
and walked away. In passing between the various items for sale, I
took some photographs of the kids, men and women. People smiled
DAY 45 ….. February 18th ….. At Sea
DAY 46 ….. February 19th ….. Alotau, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
This is Papua New Guinea (PNG), a very ‘ancient’ country that is still struggling with being independent and the vast differences in the priorities of its ...
... Milne Bay Alotau is surrounded by islands and lagoons. Banana boats are used extensively for transportation, with no one in any apparent rush to get anywhere.
We will be spending the next 3 nights at Driftwood. A short walk outside of town the hotel is a white picket fence homage to yachts and sailing. With terrific views over the lagoon it is the perfect place for a ...
... take long for word to spread through the village that a "dimdim" (white person) was in town and they all knew where I was staying. After I got back from the island I went for a stroll through the village. As I walked down the street people were stopping me and introducing themselves to me, telling me how they knew the owner of the guesthouse-he's my cousin, my uncle, my sister is married to his brother, etc. I didn't expect any food to ...