Madang Resort Hotel
Travel Blogs from Madang
... where women vendors sat in small
wooden stools. They cooked bananas, fish and rice wrapped in palm
leaves in a small wood stove. Just like in Alotau, of great notice
from the villagers, including children, have teeth and tongues
stained red from chewing betel nut, which has narcotic qualities.
They were very friendly and accomodating for pictures and were not
ashamed to flash a smile showing their stained teeth. Seeing and
taking picture after picture ...
... Resort area along the waterfront together with some more substantial homes.
We enjoyed our usual stroll through downtown and coming in contact with the locals and watching them them have meetings around the local park … ‘democracy at work’.
Then it was onto reflecting about what went down in this area during WWII at the Coastwatchers Memorial and then returning to modern day ...
... 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 ...
... 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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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet