Posts Tagged "Papua New Guinea"

Madang, Papua New Guinea

Madang, Papua New Guinea was our port of call on March 21, 2014. Madang is located on the north coast of the mainland.  We traveled out of Madang to the traditional village of Bilbil. Bilbil is located on a lagoon and was noted for its clay pottery. In the olden days these pots were loaded on big sailing canoes and traded with other islands. While we were there we witnessed some traditional dances by the villagers. After leaving the village we traveled to the Balek Wildlife area and walked through the native forest.  When we returned to town we stopped at the Coast Watchers Memorial, which...

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Alotau, Papua New Guinea

We found ourselves in Alotau, Papua New Guinea, a small town situated on a hillside in Milne Bay on February 19, 2014. Alotau is divided into three sections, the “Lower Town” which is on Milne Bay, “Middle Town”, and “Top Town” which has panoramic views of the bay. We first went to a vista in Top Town where we saw some of the local homes with their thatched roofs. We then proceeded to the Cameron Secondary School with its Cultural Village and classrooms in Middle Town. Our next stop was in Lower Town at The Main Market with the new and old buildings. Here...

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