Melanesian Hotel and Apartments
Travel Blogs from Lae
We were thrilled to welcome our first guests on the 24th September. Mark's mother, Mardi and his younger brother, Philip came up to PNG to visit.
Mardi has lived in England for the past 25 years or more but she and the family lived in PNG for 18 years from 1957 until 1974. They spent the bulk of their time in Lae, on the north coast of the main island, then a couple of years in Port Moresby. They arrived when Mark was just a couple of months old and Philip was born in ...
Foi ainda há menos de um ano que me introduzi não intencionalmente ao ecossistema do percevejo (ou “bed bugs”). Esses bichos que vivem no interior dos colchões e que decidem parasitar o humano que debita calor corporal para a estrutura de molas ou esponja, onde vivem. Ninguém os vê porque chegam de mansinho, chupam sangue e depois piram-se para a casa de partida (e ainda devem receber os 2000 ...
Ultimo dia em Kerema, a saída é apresada e torna-se aperta por um jornalista de uma rádio regional que soube que havia um estrangeiro em Kerema e decidiu aparecer na minha última hora antes do voo. A entrevista durou uns 40 minutos e envolveu desenvolver os temas que me ia pedindo: “o que estou a fazer aqui”, “por onde viajei”, “o que acho da Papua New Guinea”, “o que aconteceu com o acidente de barco”.
Today, has been characterized by random acts of kindness and interminable frustrations. After travelling to Lae so that we might catch the ferry to Kimbe in the west or Alotau in the southeast we find a startling problem at the Rabaul Ferry booking office. It would appear that the 'Big Boss' (a white South African or possibly a Pomme!) has decided that no expats are allowed to travel on any Rabaul Ferry, to anywhere! Arguing that we were tourists and not technically expats, the policy ...
Our plane into Port Moresby seems populated solely by returning locals and mining expats returning to their hardship posting. Like many of our previous flights, on this trip, tourists do not make up the bulk of this wide bodied Boeing 767 passenger manifest.
Given the typical media publicity that PNG receives this is not surprising. Port Moresby is generally regarded as one of the more dangerous capital cities in the world. Stories of ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking