Category — Travelling in PNG
If you are ever in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands, one thing to do is take a road trip from Mount Hagen to Wabag and upwards to Porgera along the Highlands Highway.
The Highlands Highway is the major road network for Enga. It begins in the coastal towns of Lae and Madang and snakes up into the Highlands Region. The part of the highway that come through Enga passes through Wapenamanda, Wabag, Laiagam and goes as far as Porgera, the site of the giant Porgera Gold Mine. [Read more →]
October 20, 2011 6 Comments
Sogeri is one of those special places for any person who grew up in Port Moresby or spent some time here. One reason is that Sogeri is a massive departure in terms of environment from dry, dusty and boring old Port Moresby.
It’s an ever green cool environment with beautiful rivers, lush savannah, waterfalls and great look outs. The Hombrom’s bluff epic ridge line dominates the landscape, heavily vegetated; its majestic presence captivates the imagination and makes you wonder what lies beyond it. [Read more →]
August 4, 2011 1 Comment
Before the crisis, the Panguna town supported 3,500 people, married and single that worked at the mine.
Facilities included supermarkets, post office, banks, schools, medical center, chemist, schools, cinemas, gymnasium and sports equipments, taverns and more.
Staff was housed in either the married quarters or the single quarters depending on their status. [Read more →]
December 5, 2010 14 Comments
At the end of November 2010, I was waiting for a PMV at Arawa to head up to Panguna.
I was a bit worried about getting past the much talked about No Go Zone at the Morgan Junction a few kilometers outside of Arawa town. [Read more →]
December 5, 2010 11 Comments
October 10, 2010 18 Comments
I traveled to Manus Lorengau for a few days. One of the memorable things i did was take a bicycle and a video camera and ride 45 minutes out of Lorengau to the Loniu village, near the Momote airstrip to video the massive cave system at Lonui village. [Read more →]
October 3, 2010 3 Comments
The following account of travel to Manus is based on my own experience of traveling there and getting around. It costs a bit of Kina but it is worth it if you want an adventure of a lifetime. [Read more →]
September 30, 2010 2 Comments
A short guide to the Manus Province, the Manus People and to getting there and getting around.
1. Manus Island
2. Manus People
3. A Simple Guide to Getting Around in Manus
1. Manus Island
Manus Island is the smallest and one of the most beautiful of Papua New Guinea’s provinces.
It consists of several islands that form the Admiralty Islands. The largest island is Manus, after which the province is named. [Read more →]
September 30, 2010 13 Comments