Island Of The Fuzzy Hairs

Papua New Guinea filled with many spectacles that will give its visitors a new experience also offers a whole new adventure. Drizzles that wrap around the mountains of this third world country entertain those who visit this captivating location. A 180, 508 square mile area with 4.5 million people as its dwellers is this last frontier for travelers squatting just north of Australia’s East Coast. Many compelling scenes and activities await travelers of Papua New Guinea who want to experience a new adventure.

Not many people wear their native costumes everyday except for special occasions and performances where tourists get to see them. A different offering is what Chimbu players and mud men provided us with a new insight. Each year tourist count in this island can reach up to 40,000, visiting for family, business or pleasure.

Over 750 native languages comprise the Papua New Guinea culture. Amid the many languages in the country, English is still the official language.

Asians populated Papua New Guinea formerly about 50,000 years ago its recent citizens assume. Naming this land Ilahas dos Papuas, which in English translates as island of the Fuzzy Hairs is a Portuguese explorer who was the first European in the country. The name New Guinea later replaced the original label when a Spanish explorer said the people made him think of Guinea in Africa.

Hiking, passing through the local markets, circulating with the locals and trying out the local rides was what took most of our time in Papua New Guinea which was a great adventure. A lodge, its name translated in English means house of friends, located six miles around Mount Hagen, and is where we first took residence. The generator, which was used only twice a day, distributed the electricity at the place. To give guest a hot shower, wood would be burned daily. Many afternoon rain falls visited us as we stayed in Papua New Guinea, yet with a monsoonal climate, it evened out the day’s warm weather. You always need to be careful in new places as many diseases may come to you, with a weather that changed constantly, taking daily medication was very important.

Captivatingly, it was only 62 years back that Mount Hagen was invaded by a white man. It was their yearning to see what the highlands of Papua New Guinea had to offer the compelled three Australian brothers in 1938 to enter the country. The attractiveness and beauty of the place was not the only thing they found as about 1 million natives they discovered also lived there. The indigenous people of this place never knew about the outside world, until now

These people were able to catch up with the continual evolution of the world only after 60 years which is a renowned feat. It is clear that a western influence is among the people, but rural areas and some other parts keep their heritage preserved. Staying in humble huts and slowly walking through life is what most people do here.

At the farthest side of the mountain was our friend’s guest house. Born and raised in Papua New Guinea, she was a jovial and informative host. She now has a farm and garden paradise with her husband on the mountainside.
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Mamat: Si Anak Papua – SUCI 7

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