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... kinds of Birds of Paradise,
for example, along with tropical rainforests, lagoons with a rich
underwater life and plummeting waterfalls. If you hear screeching,
look up. Fruit bats, or "flying foxes" as they are called,
are common inhabitants of the trees, even in town.
live in raised thatched homes made from the sago palm. Many still
cook outdoors over fires as evident when we went to the handicraft
market. There was a ...
DAY 47 ….. February 20th ….. At Sea
DAY 48 ….. February 21st ….. Madang, Papua New Guinea
We really enjoyed Madang.Couldn’t put a finger on exactly why, but it is a combination of beautiful islands and bays, again lush flora and the mountains in the background plus a sense that it was a little more affluent than Alotau.
There is also a ...
... and see how they live, what they eat, etc. There was no special cultural / traditional performance. They showed us around their villages, how the houses are constructed, their fields, uses for important forest plants, how they weave billums, and how they cook and make kava – a mild sedative / anesthetic drink made from the roots of the kava plant. They served us their traditional food for lunch and dinner, and then ...
... from the island of Bil Bil commercialise their pottery. They charged us 35 kina for a demonstration and allowed us to walk to the ocean and through their village. They are quite a large village and have the traditional structures as well as newer ones made from iron and wood and thatch. The new ones last longer but cost more. Traditional homes last 3 to 5 years before having to be replaced.
I bought Dad and Mum a traditional cooking pot from the village
... s cousin, who has lived there for a while, we planned a trip that would avoid the places with the worst security issues.
Our flight from Australia, took us to the capital (not a place we were advised to visit – Tripadvisor reviews of hotels there often focus on the quality of hotel security) where we changed planes to fly to Sean’s cousin’s home town of Madang, the ...
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Coastwatchers Ave, Madang | 3 star hotelfrom $175