Blogs from Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea, Oceania


Port MOresby, one of the most exotic Capitals you will see encounter in Papua New Guinea? Why? They have tours that otherwise you can't find in the internet(thoguh they may be pricy) as well as they have something for everyone to do while traveling this tropical exotic Oceanic Paradise. Solomon Islands would be the most preferred destination that I would every to recommend. You get the opportunity to see how people live as well as the opportunity to see what GUam has to offer. People are not as fortunate in PNG as compare to those who live in US that have a job, best air quality, higher level of education,etc. The Tribes in PNG may be scary because they dont' understand your native language and they way they look are both funny and scary. Having an ... read more

Port Moresby has a bad reputation. Papua New Guinea conjures images of steamy jungles, of verdant hillsides, of distant tribes with bones dangling from their noses. Its name seems to reach out and say: Come here if you want adventure! Come and see nature in the RAW! What is doesn’t usually conjure, at least to me, was violence and mayhem. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s edgy capital, is a place to avoid if the media is to be believed. Travel advisories warn of the extreme violence that can befall a visitor foolish enough to step off a plane there. The chance of being robbed is very high, they say. The chance of meeting a bad guy is almost probable. The chance of being hacked and thrown into a cockroach infested pit something to consider. The main ... read more

PAPUA ABOARD THE GOLDEN DAWN This trip was to deliver the Golden Dawn to her winter berth in the Port Moresby yacht club. We had a good time diving, eating and talking. Only three days to dive, but it felt like plenty. Craig, the captain, had lots of good stories. Owning the largest personal yacht in Port Moresby, he is often asked to aid in rescuing boats and boaters who run into trouble. He has been attacked by a shark twice. These are terrifying tales. He is concerned about diving safety and is helping to get a new hyperbaric chamber for Port Moresby. He is a great skipper and his boat is well designed as a dive boat, but due to government restrictions it isn’t profitable for him to run dive charters so now he hires ... read more

Why PNG? Since I got my job at Ericsson as a Network Engineer I was promised there would be lots and lots of travel. After sitting on my behind for a year, and seeing all of my colleagues jet-setting all around the globe, my number came up. I'd been bugging my manager for an assignment for so long, that when the prospect of PNG came up, I couldn't say no. -Yes, the Australian government has issued a warning when travelling to PNG due to high crime rates (muggings, high profile kidnappings, and recently 12 prisoners escaped from a maximum security prison!). -Yes, there is a lot of malaria due to those pesky mosquitoes. -Yes, they force you to work long, long hours in PNG. One colleague had to work 15 hours EVERYDAY when he was here. ... read more

Geo: -9.48155, 147.19It rained a few times over the course of the night. Woke to heavy overcast and periodical sprinkles. After breakie, we were expecting the boat around 8am, but it didn't come until 10am. We did have word about 9am that the boat was delayed. We just spent our time reading and talking. Dari made pin-wheels for us out of two leaves of mangrove.Finally, the boat arrived, with a few other people who were out for a ride, and we returned – bumpily – to the resort. Our itinerary, fortunately, calls for a few hours' chillin' at the Tufi Dive Resort, so Simon very kindly allowed us access to a room, where we could shower and re-sort our bags. Lovely. I took my journal out to the veranda to write and have a cup of ... read more
Posing with Christopher and gifted necklace
Tufi airport
Our ride

Geo: -9.48155, 147.19Up before am to shower, pack. Checked out, then the cab arrived at 5:30am, and we made the drive to the airport. We were on a Jet Star flight (Qantas codeshare) – and while Jet Star had a long line, it was almost exclusively for bag drop, so it moved fast. We had paper tickets, for some reason, so couldn't use the self-check kiosks, but it didn't take long to check in and get boarding passes. We were through security by 6:30am.Had breakie in the food court, suspecting, accurately, that Jet Star wouldn't provide free food or drink. Small seats. Three hour flight. It was fine: we entertained ourselves by writing progressive stories.Landing at Cairns, we got our bags and walked to the International Terminal (took less than 10 minutes), then checked on to ... read more

Hey Everyone, I realized that is has been a while since I last updated my pictures. So here are the pics from my Team in Port Moresbey. I had the chance to go on an A-team. Which basically is an onshore team for the duration of the port. My past A-team was in Cambodia over a year ago. Anyways We went to the port moresby City mission. The mission takes in street kids and people of low education. They train them on a farm to work as well as giving them some basic education. There are were 120 "boys " there who lived on the farm. So we lived among them for 18 days and basically just were there sharing and encouraging them. We did programs and creative misistry training. We also worked with them in ... read more
The house
The Church
The Farm

Today the singles in the missionary group went out to tour the Hope School here in Port Moresby. It was really eye opening to see the level and standards for education here in this country. The Hope School is actually what we would consider an alternative school or last chance school. Kids who are orphans or extremely impoverished and can not afford to send their kids to school are able to be apart of this school. They get the kids caught up and up to speed and then try to get them placed into a public school. We got to go and meet the student that we sponsored. He was a little shy, and thee was a lot of attention at the moment. But it was cool to meet him face to face. (Yes Julie we ... read more

Hello Everyone, We are having a great time with all the disciples here in Moresby. Truly, it has been an inspiring time visiting with the disciples in Gumine and in Moresby. It has been extremely hot and I believe we all have lost a few pounds due to hard work and the heat. Please continue to keep us in your prayers and we look forward to our return on May 2nd. Love Shann P.... read more

Hi everyone! We have had a very encouraging trip thus far. I am very proud of the missionaries here. They have done such an outstanding job serving and loving the people here in PNG. They have gone to the Highlands and traversed dangerous roads on foot and in vehicles and they have come to the capitol preaching, teaching and loving the church in so many ways. Bel bilong mi i kirap long taim mi lukim olgeta gutpela samting ol i bin wokim. Mi kalap na hamamas na givim tenkyu i go long papa God long mekim dispela gutpela samting i kamap fit na stret olgeta. Love Brian P.... read more

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