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Old 05-12-2007, 02:23 AM
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It's probably I will be sent to Papua New Guinea on bussiness. Anyone happened to be there before? How about daily life there?

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 05-12-2007, 02:34 PM
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I don't mean to scare you off but I think there's lots of poverty and cannibals there...
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:52 PM
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Oh, boy! Really?

If I won't, I'm afraid I will lose the job.

a hot potato!
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:34 PM
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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I was almost stationed there and learned about the cannibals among other things. Look up the CIA country report - it's on the web and also the wiki.

Make sure to take extra salt incase they run out. (Just kidding).
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:34 AM
Location: Oxford, England
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Papua New Guinea is an extremely beautiful country and the people are lovely and very friendly. Most Papua New Guineans live a rural and subsistence based existence with some farming but a lot of hunting, fishing and gathering. Though they will poor by your standards they can feed themselves and seem very happy that way so I would not consider this actual poverty. There has been a lot of political conflicts between native PNG tribes as Indonesia has sent colonists to many parts and taken over their land , causing conflict and increasing poverty but when I was there I always found the people utterly charming. The highlands are absolutely stunning and one of the most beautiful places on earth , with an amazing wildlife and some fantastic rainforests . If you love nature, hiking etc... you should love it. It is a very underdeveloped country for most parts but this only adds to its charms. As far I know canibalism has not been practised since pretty much the thirties and the PNG always tease visitors knowing the fascination we have with this subject and will regale you with grandpa's exploits, with a big smile and a twinkle in the eye. Personally I think you will never get a chance like this again to visit one of the world's still relatively undiscovered parts of the world but I guess some people might find it a bit out of their comfort zone. I hope you will go and have a great time.
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:46 PM
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Wink You'll Never Know If You Never Go

PNG is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Located on half of the second largest Island in the world (New Guinea). It is classified as a third world nation, has a democratic system of government, current Prime Minister is Sir Michael Somare, & is near the equator, hence a tropical climate! The official language of the country is English (taught in schools & used in business sector) although the country boasts 800 different languages! The capital city is Port Moresby. There are 19 provinces. Flora & Fauna abounds, customs & culture are rich & most Papua New Guineans are very polite & curious of foreigners. I hope you do go & find out for yourself as is often quoted about PNG it is 'the land of the unexpected' !!
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:35 PM
Location: Sebastian/ FL
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When I was a little girl, a relative of my family (he was a priest there), told us facinating stories. Yes, and they included cannibalism
But, as time went by, those tribes got a bit more civilized, even though, I do not believe it has completely stopped between the rivaling tribes there. (And, who's there to tell otherwise?? lol )
If I would have the opportunity, I would be on the plane yesterday!!
Go places NOW...when you are dead it's to late....
Have a wonderful time,and a safe trip! Enjoy!
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:07 PM
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
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Default Papua New Guinea

Csuleer, Hi:

I lived in Papua New Guinea from 1995 to 1997 and visited a couple of times before that. That's quite a long time ago but things are not that different now. You do need to know that there is a law and order problem in the country and vigilance is important. You don't mention where you're going to be living.
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:19 PM
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Try these sites: Fodors.com and thorntree.lonelyplanet.com

Both are travel sites which have forums about PNG and Oceania travel experiences.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:26 PM
Location: Papua New Guinea
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Also try these following websites which will help you to prepare for your visit to PNG:

"Papua New Guinea,Tourism, Business Directory, Flight schedules,Tourism,Forum,Photos"
www.pngtourisim.com.pg (broken link)
The Papua New Guinea Investment Promotion Agency - Home
www.www.png-gossip.com (broken link)

Have fun!!! PNG is the land of the unexpected!!!


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