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Travel Blogs from Madang
... lots of interesting noises in the jungle, including later that night, lying awake in the pitch black. Fortunately, the noises are pretty much all insects, frogs, toads, bats, birds, and perhaps some possums and rats; there are no large animals in PNG. I also never saw a snake, and they didn’t talk about them – not sure I want to know! It was incredibly hot, humid, and still; I don’t think I’ve ever sweated ...
... G4S does big business in PNG!) and big fences - our trip to the supermarket one day was halted while three vehicles full of armed guards arrived to collect the day’s takings.
To be honest, the very obvious security measures made us feel a little uneasy. There was also a heightened tension in the town because elections were happening soon after our visit. On our first day ...
... photos, only to become very serious and stoic when it was their turn to be photographed (I guess they thought that any sort of movement would blur the end product?). Vendors, shoppers, security guards, passersby- everyone wanted their moment of digital fame on my very small LCD monitor- it was good fun and a great way to spend an afternoon.
The next day we booked a driver to take us outside Madang to what was advertised as a wildlife conservation area, ...
... of two to
Palau and then two to Manila. The Filipino crew members (and mom)
were of course ecstatic over the news, while those of us looking
forward to seeing a country we may never again have a chance to see
Around 7PM we crossed the equator again and thus back
into the northern hemisphere where we will be for the rest of our
Day 55 - March 1
Our second of four sea days en route to Manila. This
also marks ...
... sticky materials is poured over them. (The pollywogs are brought out in groups; it is apparently not good to be in the last group because the people pouring the stuff no longer have to worry about making it last and they just dump whatever is left on you.) After each group of pollywogs has been thoroughly covered, the Captain and his staff pass judgment: thumbs down, they get dumped ...