What to do and what to see

With locations that have not been seen by many coupled with a rich populace is Papua New Guinea a land ready to show adventures seekers a new experience. With mists loom over its mountains creating islands in the sky, is what awaits us in this third world country, a captivating stop along the pathways. Measuring 180,508 square miles with inhabitants of 4.5 million this country is located mirth of Australia’s East Coast and is regarded as the final destination for travelers. Many compelling scenes and activities await travelers of Papua New Guinea who want to experience a new adventure.

Most citizens, conforming to society these days do not usually wear their native costumes on a daily basis, but visitors have the opportunity to see them during special occasions and performances. Presenting cultural events for visiting people, we were able to see the mud men and Chimbu Players. Only about 40,000 tourists and travelers visit this diverse nation annually, half for business and half on vacation or visiting friends.

Owing more than 750 dialects is Papua New Guinea. The official language, however, taught in school and used in the government, is English.

People in Papua New Guinea believe that Asians were the original settlers some 50,000 years ago. This place was visited by a Portuguese explorer who also names it Island of the Fuzzy Hairs or Ilahas dos Papuas. Later a Spanish explorer named it New Guinea after the Guinea in Africa because they looked the same as that.

During our visit, we went to the highlands where we did many activities like hiking and walking about, even meeting with locals and riding their transports, which is an adventure in Papua New Guinea. Our first stay was at a lodge whose name means house of friends and sits nearly six miles up a very rough dirt road from Mount Hagen. During the hours from 6 to 9 and from 5 to 11 is when the generator was turned on to supply electricity in the place. Daily lighting of wood was done to give hot water to the showers. 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. Taking malaria tablets was essential as mosquitoes always come to places where humidity and rain was prevalent.

Strangely, it was only 62 years ago that the first white man step foot on Mount Hagen. Fascinated with the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, three brothers of Australian descent came into the country in 1938. Not only did they find amazing sceneries but also discovered 1 million natives, It was with the white man’s coming that the natives found out that apart from their land what a whole other world

It is amazing to realize that in just six decades, these people have gone from native dress and traditional customs, to westernized clothing, religious beliefs and commercialization. Cities in Papua New Guinea have somehow incorporated the western culture with theirs but their traditions are safe as some areas like the rural one still practice them. Staying in humble huts and slowly walking through life is what most people do here.

We reached our friend’s place in time which was located on the mountain. Having lived in Papua New Guinea her whole life, our host was fun and full of insights. Together with her husband, they now have a mountainside of farming and flowers.
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“PERSIAPAN SOEKAMTI GOES TO PAPUA” #Thestoryofsoekamtiday (Eps) 115


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