Travel Blogs from Alotau
With scenes from the terrible earthquake and Tsunami in Japan appearing vividly on our in-room TV (a relatively rare luxury in PNG!) we prepare to leave Kokopo for Alotau. Our early morning flight leaves some 45 minutes late. No reason is given but it leaves us with a connection window, in Moresby, of about 15 minutes. Concerned that we might be stranded in Moresby for another night, ...
well another busy day.
Just been to a wonderful show by the dancers.
Feel worn out from watching them.
Been to two lectures today and also a talk on Facebook.
Dinner tonight was special Beef Wellington.
When we get near Townsville we will call you on the phone.
We will get the shuttle from the pier when we get to Townsville.
We are now going around New Guinea, so no internet service.
Off to bed now Dad & Mum
... to be going out on my own, but I'm so glad I did. Everyone in this little village was so kind to me and made me feel welcome. After I got settled in my guesthouse, a lovely little bungalow on the water, I arranged for a local guy named Jeff to take me to a nearby island called Yamba in his dinghy. Before we left Jeff's wife came and introduced herself and her nephew who was also coming along, assured me that I was safe and wished us ...
... Bay is the first place that the Japanese were defeated on land, and there was a memorial in town for those who died in that battle. The place where I was staying had a bird that hung around named Ankur. She had quite the attitude and if you hung around there too long she would get real friendly! I also met a group of Brits who were keen to ...
... started back up this week. The interns went out after the girls had all gone home and did some shopping. When we got back I made some peanut butter cookies and we all played "Risk." It was so much fun! We had a meeting with Marcus about the trip to Trobriand Islands and what we should write in our report. Marcus and Diane wanted to go out on a "date" so we all cooked dinner for the girls, put them to bed and cleaned their house. After all ...