Life around a volcano June 13th 2010 Rabaul was reduced in size after the last major eruption - most of the town and the airport were moved out of the old caldera.
This place may be one of the last frontiers (as advertised) but the people are friendly, the weather is great, and the place is like a huge garden.
Roads get washed out, and 'snowbanks' of ash get put to the side - in some places the grass is just growing back.
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Oceania » Papua New Guinea » East New Britain » Rabaul The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I ... ... read more