Smugglers Inn Resort
Travel Blogs from Madang
... chewing betel nuts, made me
wonder if the truth about Papua New Guinea's life is hidden in the
several hours of walking on the dusty roads of the town of Madang,
Willsz, a local who escorted us the whole day asked his brother
-in-law to give us a lift back to the ship. It turned out that his
brother -in-law, Alphonse knew the people we met at the Supermarket
in town. Alphonse's sister is married to Amit, ...
... a walk through the extensive grounds and facilities of the local resort.
Finally it was time to ‘sail away’ and it was amazing to see the interest in our visit as the foreshores of Madang Harbour and the Dallman Passage were packed with locals waving us goodbye ... the local radio station must have ‘announced’ what was going on and they 'came a running' on foot, bicycle, car or truck.
... for a small sing-sing, where village residents sat around, played kundu drums and sang.
We were the first international guests to stay at their guesthouse. I think they had had a handful of visitors – extended family members – from other areas stay there before. It was really quite a treat, and they were terribly excited to have visitors. They want to do this more regularly. It is an amazing experience for ...
... s second largest city. This internal flight crossed from the South to the North of Papua, the large island that makes up most of PNG, and gave us the first indication of the stunning, but tough, terrain of PNG – a mountain range currently prevents the building of a road to link between these two cities. Indeed, there are parts of the country that are only accessible by air, and so the ...
... sight to see- trees with more bats than leaves.
The second order of business was to book our PNG diving adventure. PNG has a well deserved reputation for some of the best dive sites in the world and DH is always looking for an opportunity to strap on a heavy tank and sink to unnatural depths to swim with all manner of sea creatures.... Actually she's never looking for the opportunity but she assumes that someone has to go down with me to ensure I don't get ...