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Travel Blogs from Alotau
At the dock the volunteer guide slid
open the door to the van that would ferry us to the market, and the
town center. The driver looked at us expectantly. Then the
volunteer guide spoke, “ Good morning, welcome to Alotua!”
We replied, “Good morning,”
Alotua is a place welcoming cruise passengers for the first time. Most tour guides and volunteers were students. But for the most part, ...
DAY 45 ….. February 18th ….. At Sea
DAY 46 ….. February 19th ….. Alotau, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
This is Papua New Guinea (PNG), a very ‘ancient’ country that is still struggling with being independent and the vast differences in the priorities of its ...
ALOTAU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, FEB 14, 2014
Today was Valentine's day and we landed in Alotau in the Southeastern most portion of Papua New Guinea. It was humid and the temperature was in the upper 90's. Luckily the promise of basic non-air-conditioned busses proved wrong as I (Dennis) saw that the smaller vans had closed windows-and indeed they had good air-conditioning. We ant to a bay where the first shots of WWII happened in New Guinea and then saw beautiful Milne Bay ...
... we dash across the apron and through what passes for security at Moresby airport. Needless to say we had no need to rush. As has been the case with all our flights in PNG our flight to Alotau is also delayed. No matter. At least we made the flight!
As we land into Alotau it is clear that the pace of life is much more 'Solomon Islands' than ‘Moresby’. ...
... 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 ...