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My trip to Papua New Guinea

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I recently returned from a 2-week adventure in Papua New Guinea (ie: PNG) in the South West Pacific.  This trip was an Educational Study tour, followed by Lukim PNG Trade Expo.

Cultural Shows * World War History * Trekking * Diving * Snorkelling * Surfing * Fishing * Cruising * Bird Watching * spectacular natural beauty * diverse culture awaits the keen natural adventurer.

Papua New Guinea encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea – 150 kilometres north of Australia.
A country of immense cultural and biological diversity, it’s known for its beaches and coral reefs. Inland are active volcanoes, granite Mt. Wilhelm, dense rainforest and hiking routes like the Kokoda Trail. There are also traditional tribal villages, many with their own languages.

I visited Port Moresby, Tari, Mt. Hagen, Karawari /Sepik and Kimbe in the West New Britain Island.

The country is full of adventure, culture, colorful tribal rituals (dancing, singing & elaborate traditional costumes),  charter flights, and I was privileged to stay at nice 4-star Lodges & resorts.

I would call  Papua New Guinea the “Last Frontier”.

With 3 industry friends, we went to the rugged Western Highlands (Tari and Ambua, the Mountain-alpine region in the middle of the Island)  Note:  This region is where the last great phase of exploration was in 1930’s by 3 Aussie Brothers in search of Gold, and the first organized use of support aircraft.     Hard to believe…..

More than 800 local languages exist in PNG … about a third of the world’s indigenous tongues.   Pidgin is common to most Papua New Guineans.

80% of the 7-million Papuans live in rural areas.

Many people live in small villages making a living from subsistence agriculture or specializing as gardeners, fishers, hunters or craftspeople.  Women are responsible for daily household and village work, while men take care of hunting, trade and warfare.

Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia – says it all.

For customized tour packages to Papua New Guinea talk to a specialist in the USA.

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