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Old 03-03-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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Has anyone been to Papua New Guinea? If you have not would you like to go there? In addition what do you know about the country? It a country I don't know much and I never have been there.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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There are at least 100 countries in the world that i would visit before even thinking about Papua New Guinea.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:28 PM
 
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Well Port Moresby is the Capital of Paupa New Guinea and if people hear stories about it it is dangerous. Yet according to Lonely Planet guide it states about that city:
Port Moresby can be a dangerous place, but it’s not the hell on earth that many who’ve never been here make it out to be. The vast majority of visitors to Port Moresby leave unscathed, and if you use your common sense, you should be fine.


Read more: Practical travel information on Health in Port Moresby - Lonely Planet Travel Information

Yet the article warns that travellers not to walk out in the streets in that city at night and also avoid certain neighbourhoods during the day.

In addition Lonely Planet claims that the Australian media exegerates on the level of crime there.

If you believed the hype then you’d never go and you’d never understand that Melanesians are by nature among the most gentle, hospitable and generous people in the world. While urban drift has undoubtedly caused ‘law and order’ issues, it’s not like the Wild West where gun-law rules and stepping outside is to put your life in danger. That’s just the perception perpetuated by a lazy Australian media, which provides this region’s information to international media. The Australian media doesn’t report on any feel-good, warm-and-fuzzy stories from this part of the world.

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/papua-ne...#ixzz2MTpMtkcT

Lonely Planet is the bible for backpackers around the world. If Lonely Planet can claim that the level of dangers is exeragated then it is
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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I only thought of going until a good mate got transferred by the Australian government from Manila to POM. I've been reading up.. would like to go to Madang and spend as little time in Port Mobey as possible..
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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I heard Papua New Guinea has a ridiculous number of political parties.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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It's right on our doorstep. I'm curious to visit one day, hopefully before modernisation reaches every corner of the island.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:07 AM
 
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It's right on our doorstep. I'm curious to visit one day, hopefully before modernisation reaches every corner of the island.

Lack of modernisation is the reason i don't want to visit almost half of the countries in the world.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:07 AM
 
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Spot on Davy-040. Fanned and faved.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:58 AM
 
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Has anyone been to Papua New Guinea? If you have not would you like to go there? In addition what do you know about the country? It a country I don't know much and I never have been there.
I wouldn't be interested in going to Papua New Guinea. It is a very dangerous place. There is not much law and order.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:25 AM
 
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I heard Papua New Guinea has a ridiculous number of political parties.
A lot of parliamentary democracies have a multitude of political parties. This is especially true in democratizing countries, countries in which there is significant diversity of many sorts (whether economic, cultural, regional, linguistic, religious, urban/rural, etc), countries where there are weak institutions, countries which are still in early stages of development or which have lower levels of human capital... and so on, and so forth. Those of us from the major English speaking Western countries are used to a small number of viable parties (and those of us who are American are used to a two-party system despite the fact that it is largely an anomaly among democracies).
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