I was asked by Patricia Vance of GotSaga, an online community of travellers, to write a guest post for the website.
The task was easy. Out of the 15 countries we visited on this trip, five stood out the most.
Read the article to see which ones.
The Highlands of Papua New Guinea is where you can see the most colourful variety of tribal ceremonies. Though the country is embracing Western ways, they keep old rituals alive for the festivals.
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We asked a local to show us how to chew betel nut, enjoyed and spat out by people everywhere in Papua New Guinea. The experience was little more intense than we expected.
In one of the least-traveled islands of Papua New Guinea, you can find virginal beaches, expert-grade diving and surfing, back-flip into an emerald river, and feed a class of friendly eels.
Papua New Guinea boasts 3,000 species of orchids. At the Avi Tourism and Cultural Centre near Mt. Hagen, you can see 300 of them.
But also sleep in a traditional village hut and watch tribal performances by the enigmatic Skeleton Men.
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The Highlands of PNG is the farming heartland of the country, where produce is grown and flown to the coastal zones.
Here’s a quick look at how Highlanders grow and prepare their food.
And so life ordained that our stay in the inhospitable city of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea would be associated (and spiced up) by a host without peer: Rob Sajko.
Budget travel in Papua New Guinea was, as far as we could tell, not an option. The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority changed all that.
We had cone to PNG on a whim, eager to see a nation unspoiled by mass tourism. But we didn’t have a clue where to start. Most travel literature focuses on high-end tours and resorts, catering to those willing to pay top dollar for great diving, surfing, and trekking.