Blogs from Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Oceania


Oceania » Papua New Guinea » New Ireland » Kavieng April 13th 2011

Just finished 9 days at Rubio's Plantation Retreat. What a great start to our vacation! Michael says, "it far surpassed his expectations". Shane, an American who grew up in Hawaii, runs the retreat with his native wife, Annette, and his mom and dad. He is like "a god" here. Our ride along the 4 hour drive from the airport to Rubio's was like being in a parade. Everyone was waving and calling out to him - with genuine smiles and endearments. He has done so much for the people of this island: New Ireland...ten dollars of every hundred he makes, goes to the towns and their schools. He has created a surf team consisting of local guys who just placed first, second, and third in all divisions of the recent PNG finals in Madang. These guys ... read more
Our Bungalow at sunset
Shane and Kalani
Rubio's-out front

Oceania » Papua New Guinea » New Ireland » Kavieng July 23rd 2009

Geo: -2.5846, 150.792Slept well – a few bug bites upon wakening. It rained on and off all night; never too hard. They turned off the generator – and therefore the fan – some time in the night, but it didn't get too hot. We weren't sure of the plan for the morning (as one of the visiting Swiss women said, "No one tells you anything") so we headed down to breakfast about 7:30am. Sat around for a while – eventually, they brought tea … Paul helped them unlock the cupboard … and we were given a full cooked breakfast with fruit.At 9am, we, the two Swiss anthropologists, and the Japanese woman, Alan Beck, Warren (manager), a driver, another young man, two police officers, and a security guard – they had apparently been warned of “trouble” and ... read more
Curious kids
Village house
Chief, welcoming us

Oceania » Papua New Guinea » New Ireland » Kavieng July 22nd 2009

Geo: -2.5846, 150.792It rained on and off last night, but more a steady rain instead of the tropical downpour. Slept well.After breakfast, the four of us circumpedigated the island. More nudibranchs and a couple of blue starfish. Keegan spotted a flatworm and some strange horned slugs. Such a micro-vision dude. The sun was out today, with some high overcast, so it felt much hotter.While I read, Paul and the kids went snorkeling. Said it was nice; saw a bat fish.Were called for an early lunch, which we ate alone, then we sat around the bungalows until 3pm, which was our departure time, arranged earlier with Ditmar and Ange.The boatride over to New Ireland was a bit bumpier than the ride out to the island, but still not too bad. We were left on the beach and ... read more

Oceania » Papua New Guinea » New Ireland » Kavieng April 22nd 2008

Well hello all hows it going ? Well time flys when your having fun I guess. Our time in PNG has been really amazing. The people here are so awsome I love it. Well what can I say about Kavieng. So far this is the most beautiful place i have been. The Beaches are white with clear seas. I have had the chance to take a 1 hour boat ride to get to the church I was attending one morning and so we ended up at a small village on an island somwhere. It was great. Anyways hope you enjoy the pics !! God Bless YOU BEN... read more
My church team
Church team away ...
Village church

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