5-Day Trek in the Central Highlands of Papua December 12th 2016 Here were the 2 most common questions I was asked when I told people I was going to Papua:
• Isn't it really expensive?
• Do you think it's safe?
The answer is more or less yes to both questions. The areas that are unsafe to visit in Papua would not be on a typical travelers itinerary to begin with, and my experience with Papuans was that they are overwhelming warm, hospi ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Papua The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more