Archive for the "Papua New Guinea" category

Papua New Guinea Mt. Hagen Singsing 2015

by Beth Whitman (August 31st, 2015)

Whenever I return from Papua New Guinea, I’m quite literally speechless. While on our tour to PNG, we attend no less than two different singsings (festivals) over three days and during that time we see about 100 tribes from around this half-island nation. Each tribe wears traditional festival outfits that distinguish them from other villages. […]

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Papua New Guinea Mt. Hagen 2016 Tour Announced

by Beth Whitman (March 6th, 2015)

If you’ve spent time with me or been following this blog for awhile, you likely know how enamored I am with Papua New Guinea. I don’t remember an exact moment, but my love affair with PNG likely started with the cover of a National Geographic magazine. My parents were subscribers and I’m sure I was […]

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Papua New Guinea-bound

by Beth Whitman (August 8th, 2014)

As I write this, I’m literally sitting at the airport getting ready to leave for Papua New Guinea to lead one of our WanderTours to the Mt. Hagen SingSing. PNG is one of my very favorite destinations because it is so crazy diverse. There are approximately 850 tribes in the country. The jungle terrain is […]

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Do Travel and Politics Mix?

by Beth Whitman (June 24th, 2014)

There was a discussion on a Facebook group I belong to about whether we should make our travel choices based on the politics of the government of where we’re considering visiting. Specifically, a woman expressed her dismay about a travel blogging conference being held in Sri Lanka, a country she believes has a record of […]

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Papua New Guinea Sepik River ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (February 22nd, 2013)

The Sepik River in the northern part of Papua New Guinea is the longest river in the country. It flows, in a northwestern fashion, from the west of the country, spilling briefly into Indonesia’s Papua, and then eastward into the Bismarck Sea. It’s not a swift flowing river, but it’s mighty. And it is SO […]

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Papua New Guinea Cuisine – Nothing to Write Home About

by Beth Whitman (September 14th, 2012)

You don’t go to Papua New Guinea for the cuisine. That is at least if you’re looking for tourist-standard fare. For sure, there are some restaurants and hotels that serve good food – meaning appealing to tourists. But often those establishments have terrible service. It took us an hour and a half to get served […]

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Huli Fortune Teller ~ Papua New Guinea

by Beth Whitman (September 7th, 2012)

One of the most interesting days for me (including all of my trips to Papua New Guinea) was the day we visited the village of Tari, where the Huli wigmen live. This is a tribe where the women and men live separately. In order to visit their village, we tourists had to duck through hobbit […]

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Papua New Guinea ~ Huli Wigmen of Tari

by Beth Whitman (September 4th, 2012)

Ever since seeing this video about the Huli Wigmen, I’ve wanted to go to the little village of Tari in the middle of Papua New Guinea. (Note – the video is of terrible quality, but the content is worth a view.) Like much of PNG, it’s unimaginable to me that people still wear elaborate traditional […]

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Papua New Guinea Mt. Hagen Festival

by Beth Whitman (August 27th, 2012)

The first time I went to Papua New Guinea, I could barely speak for 24 hours after I arrived home. I didn’t know what to say. What I had seen was unfathomable and 3 years and 3 trips later, it’s still sinking in for me. What makes PNG so remarkable is that the 850 tribes […]

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Photo of the Day ~ Papua New Guinea (food)

by Beth Whitman (February 24th, 2012)

Curious minds want to know about the food in Papua New Guinea. I mean, what could cannibals eat for daily sustenance, right? I kid! The breakfast image above is one of my favorite pics of food in Papua New Guinea because of the great view from my bench seat at the hotel’s restaurant. I just […]

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