Travel Blogs from Madang
On our first day in Madang we drove around town with Casper our driver looking at the town. We stopped at the Coastwatchers Lighthouse and then he took us around town to find Bougainvillea Drive where I lived as a kid when my dad worked for Namusu. Our house was brand new back in 1968, no fences, on the water with great views of the harbour. We found the house now, 40 years older, surrounded in security fencing and looking to be in a state of disrepair. It was great ...
After leaving Cairns on 22 May, our adventure really started. We headed to Papua New Guinea (PNG), which is easily the most remote place we have ever visited. The Aussies who heard our plan to head to PNG were amazed, because the country still has a very bad reputation in Australia (the Australian government advises against travel to PNG, but then it also says Bali is dangerous!). Although these ...
... farm, and a local village famous for producing pottery. This excursion encapsulated what I was really starting to like about PNG- it's a country that has not figured out independent travelers (or vise versa) and their current response to it can only be termed as endearing. The 'wildlife' area saw a net of 1 eel and 4 small turtles and the 'butterfly farm' was overrun with about 3 butterflies while we were there but the pride and enthusiasm of our driver/guide made for ...
... Atravessar estradas na PNG gera muito nervosismo por parte do resto dos peões que para ali circulam. Por vezes, ainda o veiculo que circula na estrada, não entrou na cidade onde me encontro, já estão a gritar “cuidado, cuidado com o veiculo!” (Nota: Ninguém diz “Veículo”);
As pessoas são todas muito asseadas, mas fica a noção de que mais seria possível. Tomam banho todos os dias, e várias vezes ao dia, mas roupa?...está ...
... gathered to view our arrival and, as many said
to me “to see the tourists”. While walking around, people
constantly approached to shake hands and ask my name, where I was
from, etc. Many also asked if I could give them my umbrella, hat or
money as a “memento” of my visit. The country is very poor and
living conditions in most of the town are very basic. Most of the
country's population still live in primitive conditions on small
islands or in ...
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Coastwatchers Ave, Madang | 3 star hotelfrom $194