Highlander Hotel & Apartments
Travel Blogs from Mount Hagen
Had a nice breakfast, and headed down the hill toward the villages we would visit today. It is interesting that, much like in India, Cambodia and other developing countries we have visited, the cities seem to be pretty brutal, crowded places, and the villages are more serene and beautiful -- and more than 80% of the population lives in the villages. The same is true here in PNG. Of course, the allure of the city is potential opportunity, possibly making some ...
We are sad to be leaving the Karawari area this morning, and disappointed that the Sepik Spirit (live aboard ship that tours the Sepik river) is down for maintenance. We would love to come back and spend a few days aboard the Spirit to see the different tribes living down on the Sepik river.
As our boat pulls up to the edge of the river bank near the small grass airstrip, the locals know there is a plane coming in, and we are followed by 100+ people who are eager ...
I returned yesterday from eleven days in the highlands. Internet access was not good there but I am catching up on emails now that I am back in Bomana (Port Moresby). I am glad to be out of Australia at the moment so that I don't have to see Tony Abbot and Carlton celebrating victories. I don't know yet who won the seat in Ballarat. Did Catherine King retain her seat?
I flew to Mt Hagen in the highlands and then Barb Broad drove ...
... owned by Trans Niugini Tours, and were all extremely nice places. I think my favorite was Ambua Lodge outside of Tari. The main drawback to Rondon Ridge is that it is a long way up out of town (45 min - 1 hr) over extremely rough roads. It's in a beautiful setting, but makes you think twice about wanting to go out and do something in the valley. I'll upload some photos so you can see what it looked ...
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 ground full of hot coals and covered in leaves to cook. The village experience ...
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