Archive for category: travel: asia-pacific

going local at malaoro market

14 Apr
April 14, 2014

Despite the fact that PNG is an extraordinarily lush country, good quality local fruit and vegetables are hard to come by in Port Moresby. Most of us shop at supermarkets where a wide variety of beautiful, but expensive, imported vegetables can be found.

A more exciting shopping experience, however, can be found at Malaoro Market, a fresh fruit and vegetable market located at Gavamani Road. The aisles are a little rougher than those in the air-conditioned supermarkets, but the abundance of staple vegetables is just as good, the prices reasonable, and the colours and experience worth every minute. Produce ranges from lettuce, to carrots, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and corn, as well as an array of fruits including bananas, pineapples, and watermelon. There is also a seafood section, where fresh fish and crabs are in abundance. Read more →

night at the museum

08 Dec
December 8, 2013

If ever there was a movie to be made about a museum that comes alive at night, the Papua New Guinea National Museum is it. Built in 1975, the museum is filled with artefacts from all over the country, and walking through the dark and chilly passages, the story of Papua New Guinea’s history is woven together. Read more →

cultures of papua new guinea

13 Jun
June 13, 2013

as many of you know, i have been working in papua new guinea for almost four years now. papua new guinea is one of the most environmentally and socially diverse places in the world… in a population of only 6 million people, there are 820 languages, and the diversity and colourfulness amongst the people is truly astounding. there are many stories to tell and many pictures to share, but for now, check out this album for a little taste of the cultures of papua new guinea

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breathtaking bali

10 Jun
June 10, 2013

incredible india

08 Jun
June 8, 2013

check out these pictures of a beautiful, textured country and join in the experience.

the tale of manubada island

02 Jun
June 2, 2013

for all my time lived in port moresby, i have been blessed with living in the most beautiful part of the city, paga hill, that overlooks ela beach and the pier of wilson’s wharf. just off the shoreline, slightly to the east, lies the island of manubada. In motu, one of the 820 languages spoken in the country, manubada literally means ‘big bird’, the name bestowed on the island because of its rich story… Read more →

round-about-port-moresby

02 Jun
June 2, 2013

Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, has a population of just over 400,000 people. Coordinating these people through the city’s streets is no easy task, particularly with the network of streets designed long before the population boom, and the existence of only 4 traffic lights and no stop signs. What the city does have though, is a number of roundabouts and the poorly experienced drivers of PNG battle their way around them everyday. Some of the roundabouts are quite beautiful, symbols of the vibrant PNG culture, and these are some of my favourites. Read more →