Travel Blogs from Madang
... unemployed and nearly half are illiterate.
Access across the thickly forested country is typically by boat or
by air. It is also well defined by tribes, remote mountain
communities who live in stilt villages and deep sea fishermen from
the coastal islands.
from being famously known as the spot Amelia Earhart took off from
in 1937 before her plane's mysterious disappearance, it is known for
its lush yet rugged beauty. There ...
... with a few basic items and headed out for a walk to our destination for the night, a guesthouse in the small village of Rohb. The next day we came back to Malolo and spent a pleasant lazy afternoon relaxing, exploring the grounds, and hanging out by the pool.
Rohb Village Guesthouse
Our village guesthouse stay was a high point of our entire trip. It was such an amazing experience! It was great to meet the ...
... the house though and see where I used to live. Casper also took us past the international primary school and also showed us the university and high schools etc.
We visited Bil Bil pottery village near Madang as well as a near by butterfly farm. Along the road Casper showed us all the traditional veges in the gardens, yams, sweet potatoes, pit pit etc.
Dad and Mum visited here in the 60s and knew one of the original people who came out to help ...
... partly based on ridiculously outdated stories of headhunting and cannabalism, it is true that PNG still has high levels of violence and tribal warfare continues in some of the more remote areas. When we asked locals why more people didn’t visit the response we often heard that “the lack of a rule of law puts some people off”, err yes, that might be an issue. With the help of ...
... enjoyable experience. DH even purchased a small piece of pottery from a local woman who, with great pride, took us through the many difficult steps involved in making the product- I don't like the chances of this very fragile product making it all the way home but we'll give it a try.
How do you top off your trip to Madang. A round of golf at the local club of course. Neither of us play very often and we certainly don't play with any degree of skill but ...