Smugglers Inn Resort
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... afternoon. Unfortunately, even the once peaceful Madang is not a safe place to walk around after dark-- which at this latitude comes by 7:00 pm.
Little has changed here since the years when Bill would come for meetings at the Paramed College of which he was Assistant Dean. The College is now rolled into the Divine Word University, and there are several other smaller technical and teacher training institutions. But the roads, shops and ...
... kinds of Birds of Paradise,
for example, along with tropical rainforests, lagoons with a rich
underwater life and plummeting waterfalls. If you hear screeching,
look up. Fruit bats, or "flying foxes" as they are called,
are common inhabitants of the trees, even in town.
live in raised thatched homes made from the sago palm. Many still
cook outdoors over fires as evident when we went to the handicraft
market. There was a ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... from the island of Bil Bil commercialise their pottery. They charged us 35 kina for a demonstration and allowed us to walk to the ocean and through their village. They are quite a large village and have the traditional structures as well as newer ones made from iron and wood and thatch. The new ones last longer but cost more. Traditional homes last 3 to 5 years before having to be replaced.
I bought Dad and Mum a traditional cooking pot from the village